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15 Jun 17. The amphibious testing of Patria AMV28A completed successfully. Patria AMV28A armoured wheeled vehicle completed successfully the swimming tests organised in the end of May in Finland. With a total weight of 28 tonnes the vehicle swam without difficulties, as expected. Patria AMV28A, where 28A stands for 28 tonnes GVW amphibious (sea-stage 3) vehicle, is the latest member of Patria AMV product family, introduced at IDEX 2017 event earlier this year. In the swimming tests, two different Patria AMV28A vehicles were tested – one in test configuration with full amphibious weight of 28 tonnes and the other one equipped with Kongsberg PROTECTOR MCT-30 turret with some payload capacity available. Both vehicles had no difficulties completing the various amphibious tests at the Hanko area in southern Finland during rather strong wind conditions, constant wind speed being 10-13 m/s, in gusts more than 17 m/s.
Features of Patria AMV28A
• Bolt-on marine environment amphibious kit to 28 ton GVW, sea-stage 3
• Automatized amphibious mode, protected and continuous fighting capacity
• Modular amphibious kit, easy to detach and rearm when needed.
• Full operational capacity on land. Max. width 2.85 meters without amphibious kit
• Extended hull for larger size IFV turrets and crew of 8 dismounting soldiers
• Protectable for against modern threat levels
• Marine environment protective coating
• Superior firepower also on an amphibious operation
• Desert powerpack
• Desert AC
Patria is the undisputed market leader in the product segment of modern armoured wheeled 8×8 vehicles with deliveries to seven different customer nations. The armoured wheeled vehicles developed by Patria represent the latest technology in the industry. Patria’s expertise is based on decades of experience and major investment in product development. Patria works in close cooperation with its customers and its extensive network of international industrial partners. All the products and services are NATO-compatible and are customised on an individual, customer-by-customer basis.
15 Jun 17. Varley Group Awarded $37.5m to Build Portable Ground Facilities for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program in Australia. Initial launch in Australia to showcase shelters for U.S. and other Allied Fighter Programs.
DC-based Varley USA, announced its parent company, Varley Group, is partnering with Lockheed Martin to design and develop secure, portable ground facilities for Air Force personnel deployed overseas with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The award, worth $37.5m dollars will run through 2019.
The deployable ground facilities can expand to three times the size of a shipping container and will be capable of supporting F-35 missions by housing the aircraft’s support system – the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) – and house all support personnel for the program. The F-35’s ALIS provides the off-board information system hardware, software and data that performs maintenance management; fault diagnostic; supply support; mission planning; and training management.
“These new, portable cabins will be a vital part to F-35 operational capability and will ensure our allies’ top-secret systems and personnel who support these airframes will be securely housed and protected,” said Matt Hederstrom, CEO of Varley USA. “Once we have shown success with the Australian F-35 program, we expect to see demand takeoff for our portable facilities in the U.S. and around the world.”
The portable cabins will also be capable of holding the off-board system that will be used across the F-35A, F/A-18F Super Hornet, E/A-18 Growler and P-8 Poseidon airframes.
(Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
15 Jun 17. Coming soon: Details for Army’s Light Reconnaissance Vehicle. Requirements for the Army’s Light Reconnaissance Vehi