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VBA Iveco SUPERAV with HITFIST OWS Oto Melara turret
 
 
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VBA Iveco SUPERAV armoured vehicle HITFIST OWS Oto Melara turret technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Defence Industry military technology
 
Description

At Eurosatory 2012, the International Defence & Security of Paris (France), the Italian Defence Companies IVECO Defence Vehicles and OTO Melara presents for the first time a new wheeled armoured infantry figting vehicle the VBA, a combination of the SUPERAV of Iveco D.V. and the HITFIST OWS weapon station turret of Oto Melara, developed to match the requirements of the new Italian Amphibious Brigade. With outstanding
mobility on land and in the water and airtransportability in a C130, the VBA provides an optimum blend of tactical, operational and strategic mobility. Its HITFIST OWS weapon station incorporates the latest technologies in the fields of electronics, signature and Man Machine Interface (MMI) with outstanding performances in terms of lethality, survivability and fightability.

 
Variants
- SUPERAV: wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
Technical Data
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Armament

The VBA is fitted with the remotely operated weapon station HITFIST® OWS incorporating latest technologies in the fields of electronic, signature and Man Machine Interface (MM I) and it is the best of class in terms of lethality, survivability and fightability. The weapon station is easily installable, without hull penetration, on any tracked and wheeled platform and it is ready to fire without any preparation.
The main armament consists of the ATK Mk44 30mm chain gun of, electrically controlled for elevation, traversing and firing operations. As an option the main armament can be also completed by the introduction of two Anti Tank missile launchers, side mounted. The weapon station turret is fitted for receiving a secondary armament composed by a 7,62mm machine gun coaxially mounted. The HITFIST® OWS can be completely controlled by one member of the crew (the Gunner) from a remote position, under the hull protection, through a multifunction colour display and joysticks properly accommodated inside the vehicle. Moreover the operator, standing up from the own seat, can perform the 360° direct vision of the battlefield through the episcopes, the ammunition reloading and simple maintenance operations. The above mentioned operations can be performed through a dedicated hatch in the floor of the turret/roof of the vehicle. The weapon system elevation and traverse movements are actuated by an electrical, digital, gyro stabilized, gun laying systems; in case of any vehicle power failure the HITFIST® OWS can be manually operated under protection, both in azimuth and elevation and making fire by the use of a back- up fiber optic direct sight for aiming.

Design and protection
The VBA HITFIST® OWS monocoque hull is made in high hardness steel which provids a protection for the crew against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. The vehicle can be also fitted with add-on armour to increase protection against IEDs and mine blast withouth limiting its amphibious capability.
Propulsion
The VBA HITFIST® OWS is motorized with an Iveco Cursor 13 6L turbocharged multifuel diesel engine coupled to a ZF 7HP902 gearbox with serven forward and one reverse speed. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 105 km/h with a maximum road range of 800 km.
Accessories
The VBA HITFIST® OWS is equipped with a fire control system includes a CCD camera, a Gen. IIIR Camera from Selex Galileo, an eye safe LRF, a meteo and vertical reference sensors suite. The vehicle can be also fitted with a self stabilized Panoramic Sight with Day TV camera and Gen III IR Camera including situational awareness and full hunter capability modules. Moreover a second control station for the Commander can be accommodated in the hull; when this second station is installed, either the Gunner or the Commander can fully operate the weapon system. The VBA HITFIST® OWS is fully amphibious and propelled in the water at a maximum speed of 10km/h by two propellers mounted on the rear of each side of the hull. Standard equipment includes NBC protection, automatic fire suppression systems and central tires inflation.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 30 mm chain gun, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, 2 anti-tank missile launchers, and smoke grenade dischargers.
Country users
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Designer Company
Iveco Defence Vehicles and Oto Melara
Accessories
Central tires inflation, fire control system, NBC protection system,automatic fire suppression, night/day sight vision
Crew
1 + 12
Armor
Protection small arms firing and artillery shell splinter. add-on armour in option for IEDs and mine blast protection.
Weight
15,000 kg
Speed
110 km/h on road, 10 km/h on water
Range
800 km
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Dimensions
Length, 7.92 m; Width, 2.72 m; Height, 2.75 m hull
 
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VBA Iveco SUPERAV armoured vehicle HITFIST OWS Oto Melara turret technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Defence Industry military technology
 
VBA Iveco SUPERAV armoured vehicle HITFIST OWS Oto Melara turret technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Defence Industry military technology
VBA Iveco SUPERAV armoured vehicle HITFIST OWS Oto Melara turret technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Defence Industry military technology

 

VBA Iveco SUPERAV armoured vehicle HITFIST OWS Oto Melara turret technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Defence Industry military technology

VBA Iveco SUPERAV armoured vehicle HITFIST OWS Oto Melara turret technical data sheet specifications description information pictures photos images identification intelligence Italy Italian Defence Industry military technology
 
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