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Imminent decision due on LAND 400 programme and AMV35.

| 2016
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
, France
13 - 17 June 2016
at Eurosatory 2016
Imminent decision due on LAND 400 programme and AMV35
As the review of the Australian Industry involvement of the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) comes to a close, a decision on the shortlist is expected on 30 June 2016, with AMV35 a strong contender.
AMV35 on display at Eurosatory 2016

The AMV35 is an 8x8 combat reconnaissance armoured vehicle jointly developed by the Defence Companies Patria and BAE Systems. In a bid for the Australian Army’s Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) program, the vehicle integrates the combat-proven CV9035 turret from BAE Systems Hagglunds onto a modern, agile, highly protected military-off-the-shelf (MOTS) Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV). The two-man turret is armed with a 35mm dual-feed automatic cannon Bushmaster III which has a rate of fire 150 - 200 rds/min. The CV9035 has 2 belts of 35 rounds each loaded in the main gun, which is what should be expected from the AMV 35 CRV as well. A total of 140 further rounds are stored inside the CV9035, a similar number of additional ammunition might be stored in the AMV 35 CRV.A 7.62mm coaxial machine is mounted to the left side of the main armament. The turret also carries six 76-mm grenade launchers, which are arranged in two clusters of three launchers mounted on each side of the turret. The grenade launchers are intended for smoke grenades, but can also be loaded with a variety of combat grenades.

The turret can traverse 360° with an elevation from -8° to +37°. The commander's sight is not panoramic, but does allow for a ‘hunter-killer’ mode, with the capability to lay off 35° onto another target and hand the shoot over to the gunner. A lot of consideration has gone into crew comfort, taking care not to affect operational capability. It offers protection which exceeds STANAG 4569 levels of protection, but has the flexibility to add further appliqué armour. Mobility is enhanced with steering on the first, second and fourth axles with a central tyre inflation system.




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