Aravis gun fire support ARX20 20 mm gun armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications UK

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Aravis Nexter ARX-20 Fire Support armoured vehicle 20 mm gun
 
 
 
Aravis gun fire support ARX20 20 mm gun armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter
 
Description

At Eurosatory 2010, Nexter present a new version of his Aravis, the Fire Support version. This version can be used as gunfire support provided by Aravis® system fitted with the remotely-operated ARX®20 cupola developed by Nexter Systems. Its 20- mm gun offers the crew a firing power and the desired precision over a distance in excess of 1500 m, without collateral damages.

 
Variants
Nexter has developed kits to enable the Aravis to be configured as a command post and an ambulance.
Aravis VBHP : standard version of the Aravis, high protected armoured vehicle for enginer troops
Aravis Observation : battlefield detection and surveillance armoured vehicle with Margo 5000 Optronic
 
Technical Data
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Armament

The French fire support version of the Aravis is equipped with a remotely weapon station armed with a 20 mm gun, the ARX-20 Nexter turret. ARX®20 cupolas comes as a true alternate solution, compared to the 12.7-mm systems and the turrets fitted with a 25- or 30-mm gun with its compactness and low weight similar to 12.7 machine guns, 20 mm guns fire more powerful projectiles. The system can easily be installed on any types of carriers, including light all-track vehicles. ARX®20 can be used to fire as you go and is capable of engaging targets from a distance in excess of 2,000 meters. The cupola has an all weather, day/night and all-round observation capability and is also well suited for secure missions and for combat in urban areas.

Design and Protection
The protection of the Aravis Fire Support variant is based on the company's new Safepro Nexter armour technology, outclasses that of all existing 4 x 4 vehicles. Nexter Systems has developped SAFEPRO, an armour technology that can defeat combined effects (blast and fragments of attacks) generated both by the most lethal IED, mines and anti-personnel carbide HMG bullets.
Propulsion
The Aravis fire Support variant is based on the light truck chassis Mecedes-Benz U-5000. Nexter Systems selected the Unimog U5000 chassis for the Aravis because of its legendary high mobility on roads and across country, and because of the wide availability of spare parts. The vehicle is powered by a 218-hp Mercedes Benz four-cylinder diesel OM 924 engine and can achieve a top speed of 100 km/h and a range of 750 km.
Accessories
The Aravis fire support variant is equipped with video cameras provide 360° situational awareness and battle management system. The vehicle can be airlifted by a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One remotely operated turret, armed with a 20 mm gun, and one 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun
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Country users
New version
Designer Company
Nexter Systems
Accessories
Night/day vision, NBC protection
Crew
5 soldiers
Armor
SAFEPRO Nexter Systems armor kit, ballistic protection Level 4, Mine level 4a/4b, IED 50kg of TNT at 5m.
Weight
13,000 kg
Speed
90 km/h
Range
750 km
Dimensions
Lenght, 6,0 m; Width, 2,5 m; Height, 2,5 m
 
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Aravis gun fire support ARX20 20 mm gun armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter
Aravis gun fire support ARX20 20 mm gun armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter

 

Aravis gun fire support ARX20 20 mm gun armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter

Aravis gun fire support ARX20 20 mm gun armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification France French Nexter
 
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