Leonardo Reconnaissance vehicle Centauro VBM Explorer fitted with HORUS UAV and TRP2 UGV 12306163

 
Eurosatory 2016 Official news online coverage report show daily pictures video International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security army military equipment Paris France industry technology
 
Eurosatory 2016
Defence & Security International Exhibition
Official News online with Editorial and Web TV
Paris
, France
13 - 17 June 2016
 
Leonardo FINMECCANICA at Eurosatory 2016
 
 
Leonardo Reconnaissance vehicle Centauro VBM Explorer fitted with HORUS UAV and TRP2 UGV.
At Eurosatory 2016, Leonardo Defence Systems presents the Centauro VBM Explorer, a new reconnaissance vehicle based on the Centauro 8x8 armoured vehicle from CIO (Consortium Iveco – Oto Melara. The vehicle is equipped with one unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) HORUS and one TRP2 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).
     
At Eurosatory 2016, Leonardo Defence Systems presents the Centauro VBM Explorer, a new reconnaissance vehicle based on the Centauro 8x8 armoured vehicle from CIO (Consortium Iveco – Oto Melara. The vehicle is equipped with one unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) HORUS and one TRP2 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Leonardo Centauro VBM Explorer 8x8 reconnaissance armoured vehicle at Eurosatory 2016, the international land and airland defence and security exhibition in Paris, France.
     

The Centauro VBM Explorer is one of the Special Version of the famous VBM Freccia 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle currently deployed in Afghanistan. The vehicle is based on the chassis of the Centauro 8x8 armoured vehicle which is in service with the Italian army in many variants.

The Centauro VBM Explorer combines the proven and highly reliable drive train of the Centauro family with an especially designed hull to ensure maximum crew survivability.

The Centauro VBM Explorer is especially designed to perform reconnaissance missions. It features the integration of the Janus Panoramic Sight, the Horus UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) launcher mounted to the left side of the Hitfist 25mm combat turret and one TRP2 UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) stored inside the vehicle, at the rear of the hull.

The Janus is a high performance, stabilised, multi sensor designed to deliver combined medium and long-range panoramic sight, day/night, all-weather in rugged, self contained, compact package.

The HITFIST® is a two-man power operated turret incorporating the Iatest technologies in the fields of electronics, protection, signature and Man Machine Interface (MMI). The main armament consists of an automatic cannon, 25mm or 3Omm, electrically controlled for elevation, traversing and firing operations; feeding is through belted rounds housed in two ammunition containers. Second armament conists of one 7,62mm coaxial machine gun, a 7,62mm machine gun pintle mounted and a set of Smoke Grenade Launchers (option).
     
The Centauro VBM Explorer is especially designed to perform reconnaissance missions. It features the integration of the Janus Panoramic Sight, the Horus UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) launcher mounted to the left side of the Hitfist 25mm combat turret and one TRP2 UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) stored inside the vehicle, at the rear of the hull. Leonardo Centauro VBM Explorer 8x8 reconnaissance armoured vehicle is fitted with the Hitfist 25mm cannon two-man power operated turret.
     
The HORUS is a small aerial robotic platform equipped with an optical sensor to carry out surveillance and tactical reconnaissance tasks and missions.

The HORUS can be launched by hand or by a catapult; it can also be fired from a 120 mm smooth bore barrel or from a custom launching system.
 
The HORUS UAV is fitted with movable lifting surfaces, it is characterized by a canard configuration (the wing is located behind the horizontal stabilization surfaces) with forward-swept wing in order to provide high stability and to optimize weight and dimensions of the platform.
     
The Centauro VBM Explorer is especially designed to perform reconnaissance missions. It features the integration of the Janus Panoramic Sight, the Horus UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) launcher mounted to the left side of the Hitfist 25mm combat turret and one TRP2 UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) stored inside the vehicle, at the rear of the hull. The Centauro VBM Explorer is equipped with the Horus UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) launcher mounted to the left side of the turret.
     
The TRP2 is a small, light, tracked Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) platform for use in tactical situations where the human presence is not advisable.

The TRP2 can be disassembled in light-weight independent parts, in order to be easily transported by soldiers on the field, ready for operation in few minutes.
 
The TRP2 is operated via its own Operator Control Unit (OCU) which can be controlled by a single soldier. This UGV is electric-powered and can achieve a maximum speed of 15km/h.

The OCU is a modular system composed of a joy pad, communication box and ruggedized Personal Computer. It is integrated with the four cameras installed on TRP2 - FOB; the cameras include night vision capability, Pan-Tilt- Zoom (PTZ) and stabilization option in order to provide best Situational Awareness.
     
The Centauro VBM Explorer is especially designed to perform reconnaissance missions. It features the integration of the Janus Panoramic Sight, the Horus UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) launcher mounted to the left side of the Hitfist 25mm combat turret and one TRP2 UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) stored inside the vehicle, at the rear of the hull. One Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) TRP2 is stored inside the vehicle, at the rear of the hull.
 

 

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