AMX-10RCR Upgraded anti-tank reconnaissance armoured vehicle
 
 
 
AMX-10RCR upgraded reconnaissance anti-tank 6x6 armoured vehicle data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Nexter Systems France French army defence industry military technology
 
Description
The AMX-10RCR is an upgraded version of the standard AMX-10RC reconnaissance and anti-tank 6x6 armoured vehicle. The AMX-10RCR is being carried out in the three traditional key areas of armour (or survivability), mobility and firepower, plus digitisation. In December 2000, the French Army awarded a contract to Nexter Systems for the upgrade of 256 AMX-10RC vehicles named AMX-10RCR. Nexter Systems offers a complete set of upgrade kits aimed at improving the operational and maintainability capabilities of AMX-10RCs currently in service with the French Army. When fitted with such kits, the AMX-10RC turns into a reconnaissance and anti-tank vehicle, the tactical capabilities of which keep up those of the most modern armoured vehicles falling within its weight range, able to fit into the system of the futur forces. These modular upgrade kits, which can be integrated into a simple 3rd echelon-like infrastructure, enable customers to upgrade their equipment according to their specific requirements. In 2003, the French Army will take delivery of the first Nexter AMX-10RC (6×6) armoured vehicle that have been upgraded to extend their lives for a further 15 years until the projected Engin Blinde a Roues de Contact (EBRC) enters service. Deliveries of the first upgraded vehicles began in 2005 and the 100th upgraded vehicle was delivered in February 2008. Final deliveries were concluded in 2010. The upgrade will maintain the operational capability of the vehicles until 2020/2025. First operational deployment of the AMX-10RCR was in Cote d’Ivoire with the French Foreign Legion in 2006. The vehicle was also deployed in Afghanistan and Mali for combat missions. . It is also air transportable in a C-130, IL-76 or Boeing 747 aircraft.
 
Variants
- AMX-10RC: standard version
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The AMX-10RCR uses the same armament as the AMX-10RC. The main armament is a Giat Industries 105 mm F2 semi-automatic gun with a vertical wedge breech block and a barrel with a thermal jacket and a two-stage muzzle brake. The AMX-10RCR can fire a a new High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) round. A 7.62 mm machine gun is mounted coaxially to the left of the main armament. A second 7.62 mm machine gun is mounted on the hatch of the commander. A bank of four Gallix grenade launchers is mounted to each side of the main armament, front of the turret. This can launch a wire-range of series of grenades such as smoke, anti-personnel and decoy.
Design and Protection
The layout of the AMX-10RCR is the same as the standard version of AMX-10RC. The driver is seated at the front of the hull on the left side. The turret is mounted in the centre of the hull with the commander and gunner seated on the right and the loader on the left. The hull and turret of the AMX-10RCR is made with all-welded aluminium armour which provides a protection for the crew against firing of small arms and shell splinters. The AMX-10RCR is fitted with new add-on armour composed by steel plates which provide additional protection against small arms fire. The rear part of the turret has been extended to provide additional space for equipment.
Propulsion
The AMX-10RCR uses the same 6x6 chassis as the standard AMX-10RC, but with new gearbox and hydro-pneumatic suspension-electronic-monitoring system has been installed and the overall reliability of the transmission, transfer box and suspension has been improved. Sterring has been upgraded to take into account the latest safety regulations and asbestos in the braking system has also been removed. The AMX-10RCR has a hydro-pneumatic suspension system for high performance across country and this is also adjustable by the driver. The vehicle can be tilted left or right or up or down, according to the tactical situation. . The AMX 10RCR can negotiate 50% gradients, 30% side slopes, 1.65m ditches and vertical steps up to 0.8m. The vehicle can run at a maximum speed of 85 km/g with a maximum cruising range of 1,000 km/h. The upper part of the suspension is protected by armour plates.
Accessories
The AMX-10RCR is equipped with an Infra-Red Counter Measure System (LIRE), mounted on the forward part of the left side of the turret that has been designed to decoy and confuse anti-tank guided missiles (ATGW) with a semi-automatic command-to-line-of-sight guidance (SACLOS) system. The AMX-10RC is normally amphibious, but for the AMX-10RCR the waterjet was removed to save weight. Standard equipment of the AMX-10RCR includes also a battlefield management system (SIT V1) and an automatic listening system VOPI (Voice Over IP). SIT V1 system allows the exchange of digitised data, including the tactical situation and graphic orders displayed on a background map, between the vehicle and the squadron command vehicle. The AMX-10RC is fitted with nuclear, chemical and biological warfare (NBC) protection with air filtering and crew compartment over-pressurisation. For night vision, the commander and the gunner are equipped with a Thales DIVT 16 Castor thermal camera, which provides observation and identification to a range of 4,000m. In option, the vehicle can be equipped with IED jamming system.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 105 mm gun, one coaxial machine gun 7.62 mm calibre.
One 7.62 machine gun on the turret
Country users
France
Designer Company
GIAT Nexter Systems
Accessories
Firing control system, laser range finder, firing computer,NBC protection, Infra-Red Counter Measure System (LIRE), battlefield management system, thermal camera, night vision for teh driver, automatic listening system
Crew
4 soldiers
Armor
Protection against medium-caliber weapons fire and artillery shell splinters. Add-on armour.
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Weight
17,200 kg combat weight
Speed
85 km/h
Range
800 km
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Dimensions
Lenght, 9,13 m; Width, 2,95 m; Height, 2,60 m
 
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AMX-10RCR upgraded reconnaissance anti-tank 6x6 armoured vehicle data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Nexter Systems France French army defence industry military technology
AMX-10RCR upgraded reconnaissance anti-tank 6x6 armoured vehicle data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Nexter Systems France French army defence industry military technology
   
AMX-10RCR upgraded reconnaissance anti-tank 6x6 armoured vehicle data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Nexter Systems France French army defence industry military technology AMX-10RCR upgraded reconnaissance anti-tank 6x6 armoured vehicle data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Nexter Systems France French army defence industry military technology
 
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