Czech Company Excalibur Army presents the new MGC-1 Technology Demonstrator at IDET 2011 1005111
IDET 2011 - Excalibur Army MGC-1 Technology Demonstrator
Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 06:49 PM
Czech Company Excalibur Army presents the new MGC-1 Technology Demonstrator at IDET 2011.
The Czech Company Excalibur Army presents at the International Exhibition of Defence Technologies IDET 2011, a new technology demonstrator armoured personnel carrier, the MGC-1, based on the Russian made infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1, with an armour package.
The front of the hull of MGC-1 is equipped with add-on passive armour
The shown spectrum of passive, reactive and active technologies of ballistic and mine protection is a sort of offer to potential customers enabling them to choose the appropriate system of vehicle against envisaged threats relevant to specific deployment roles.
The MGC-1 Technology Demonstrator gives a chance to the considerable quantity of still existing original armoured vehicles BMP-1 and BMP-2 (and other types of light and medium armoured vehicles) for further full-featured operations under the services conditions of the current armed forces. It is possible to substantially improve the protection of the crews of these vehicles that can compare at least to the level of protection of recently introduced combat vehicles whilst requiring considerably lower procurement funds.
The side of the MGC-1 is equipped with add-on and SLAT armour to increase protection against RPG
The MGC-1 Technology Demonstrator offer several elements/systems increasing the vehicle ballistic. At the front of the vehicle, the hull is equipped with add-on passive armour package which give a protection level 4 STANAG 4569. The side of the vehicle is fitted with add-on armour package and SLAT armour to increase the protection against RPG (anti-tank rocket launcher). The rear of the vehicle is fitted with active protection system.
The MGC-1 is equipped with a new turret fitted with reactive add-on armour
The MGC-1 is equipped with a new turret fitted with reactive add-on armour of ERA or NXRA, armed with a 14.5 mm machine gun and one 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.