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BRAZIL INTERESTED IN M984
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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A U.S. HEMTT in wrecker configuration

Source: Oshkosh Defense


A U.S. HEMTT in wrecker configuration

Source: Oshkosh Defense


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BRASILIA -- The Brazilian Army is interested in acquired 10 secondhand Oshkosh M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT). Brazil sent a request to the U.S. to acquire the vehicles through the foreign military sales (FMS) program.

The M984 is a 8x8, 10-ton tactical truck. It has been in production for the U.S. since 1982 and can be built in different configurations to fill a variety of functions, including cargo transport, fuel transport, wrecker, load handling, firefighting truck, and has even been used as a missile transporter erector launcher.

Brazil wants the trucks in the wrecker configuration and will use them as recovery vehicles in support of mechanized units.

Brazil is a major importer of arms from the U.S. Between FY11 and FY15, Brazil imported $593.1 million worth of military goods and services from the U.S. Of that total, 58.8 percent were in the form of foreign military sales, with the remaining 41.2 percent coming in the form of direct commercial sales.

Source:  Plano Brazil
Associated URL: http://www.planobrazil.com/exercito-brasileiro-interessado-em-viaturas-de-socorr
Source Date: June 21, 2018
Author: B. Ostrove, Analyst 
Posted: 06/21/2018

 
 
LAND 400 PHASE 3 -- CONSULTING WITH INDUSTRY
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Boxer CRV/Patria AMV35/LAND 400 Phase 2

Source: Australia DoD


Boxer CRV/Patria AMV35/LAND 400 Phase 2

Source: Australia DoD


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CANBERRA -- The Australian Department of Defense is seeking input from Australian industry on the proposed tender timeline for LAND 400 Phase 3. The acquisition of mounted close combat vehicle capability through the tender will be one of Army’s largest purchases.

The Minister for Defense Industry, Christopher Pyne MP said consulting on the draft timeline would lead to a smoother and better informed tender process reducing the cost of tendering to industry.

"Just as with the Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles, Australian industry involvement and Australian workers will be critically important to this project," Minister Pyne said.

"This project is another exciting opportunity for Australian industry to deliver leading edge technology in support of the Army."

Minister Payne said the Government was committed to investing in advanced vehicles that are better equipped to meet the range of current and emerging threats which are becoming more lethal and sophisticated.

"This multi-billion dollar project will replace Army’s M113 Armored Personnel Carriers with a fleet of up to 450 modern Infantry Fighting Vehicles and 17 Maneuver Support Vehicles," Minister Payne said.

"These will provide new levels of protection, firepower, mobility and enhanced communications. The new vehicles are expected to enter into service by the mid-2020s."

"The proposed tender timeline identifies key milestones in the tender evaluation. We welcome industry’s feedback on the timeline to better enable both industry and defence to plan for this significant boost to capability."

The Government provided First Pass approval for LAND 400 Phase 3 on March 13, 2018 to acquire the Infantry Fighting Vehicle and Maneuver Support Vehicle capabilities.

The opportunity to review and comment on the timeline will remain available until July 9, 2018 and can be viewed at: http://www.defence.gov.au/casg/EquippingDefence/Land400.

Source:  Australian DoD
Associated URL: minister.defence.gov.au
Source Date: June 20, 2018
Posted: 06/21/2018

 
 
KMW AND NEXTER JOIN FORCES ON MAIN GROUND COMBAT SYSTEMS
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Source: KMW


Source: KMW


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MUNICH, Germany -- KMW and Nexter welcome the announcement by the French and the German governments on the joint development of a new Main Ground Combat System and a new Common Indirect Fire System. The Letter Of Intent signed June 19 is a significant step forward in the defense cooperation between the two countries and in Europe. This close cooperation was the key motivation for the foundation of KNDS in 2015, where Nexter and KMW cooperate as national system houses for land systems.

MGCS will develop a new generation of Main Battle Tanks, providing their users enhanced, innovative, and best-in-class systems with the most advanced technologies. Thus, Germany and France are jointly launching the most strategic project in European land defense for the 30 years to come, a program package that will shape the future of European armies’ main combat capabilities and contribute to Europe’s sovereignty and strategic autonomy.

The skills and background of KMW and Nexter qualify both companies as suitable and particularly powerful and pivotal industrial partners for the Franco-German landsystem-program MGCS. Thus, in close cooperation with leading technology companies, KMW and Nexter will substantially contribute to a strengthened European defense capability.

The agreement of both nations to capitalize on the success of the German and French MBT programs and to base the industrial leadership for the MGCS program in Germany demonstrates the strong commitment towards a unique European cooperation in land systems. Beyond that, it strengthens Europe’s excellence in providing leading edge land- systems- technologies for the years to come.

Source:  KMW
Associated URL: www.kmweg.com
Source Date: June 20, 2018
Posted: 06/21/2018

 

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