CV90 Armadillo new technologies highlighted by BAE Systems in Poland

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Official Online Show Daily News
MSPO 2014
International Defence Industry Exhibition

1 - 4 September 2014
Kielce, Poland
 
Press release MSPO 2014 - BAE Systems
 
 
Monday, September 8, 2014 03:45 PM
 
CV90 Armadillo new technologies highlighted by BAE Systems in Poland

At MSPO 2014, BAE Systems demonstrated some of its recent technological developments for the CV90 Armadillo, whose transfer could be possible to Poland within the framework of the universal track platform programme. This innovations boost CV90's firing effectiveness, mobility and battlefield survivability.

     
At MSPO 2014, BAE Systems demonstrated some of its recent technological developments for the CV90 Armadillo, whose transfer could be possible to Poland within the framework of the universal track platform programme. This innovations boost CV90's firing effectiveness, mobility and battlefield survivability.
BAE Systems' ISAS System at MSPO 14
     

BAE Systems showcased its ISAS system designed for CV90 Armadillo. First time ever transferred from combat aircraft to combat vehicles, the helmet-mounted display provides vital auditory and visual information for split-second life-or-death situations, such as indicating the direction of an attack.

The ISAS was initially developed by BAE Systems for use on Eurofighter Typhoon. It projects information using patented holographic quantum technology onto a small see-through screen within the wearer's line of sight.

     
     

With wide tracks and carefully calculated centre of gravity, CV90 is designed to keep moving through difficult environments such as snow and swamps. Its mobility has been further increased with the introduction of rubber tracks. Thanks to them the vehicle weight is reduced by more than one tonne compared with conventional steel tracks.

Noise is reduced by 10dB and vibrations levels by 60-80 percent, resulting in a doubling of crew efficiency. BAE Systems has already qualified and sold rubber tracks at a 35 tonnes CV90. A part of the real tracks, used during 6000km in Afghanistan, was exposed by BAE Systems at MSPO as evidence of its effectiveness.

Moreover, BAE Systems highlighted its camouflage system called Adaptiv, that allows a vehicle to blend into its surrounding. The technology is based on sheets of hexagonal "pixels" that can change temperature very rapidly. On-board cameras pick up the background scenery and display that infra-red image on the vehicle, allowing even moving tank to match its surroundings. Alternatively, it can mimic another vehicle or display identification tages, reducing the risk of fatricide.

 

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