IDEX 2023: Nexter Systems and UAE company present Jaguar 6x6 armored vehicle outside of France
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The French company Nexter Systems in collaboration with the UAE-based company Resource Industries displays for the first time its Jaguar 6x6 Reconnaissance and Combat Armored Vehicle outside of France.
French company Nexter Systems in collaboration with UAE-based company Resource Industries present for the first time the Jaguar 6x6 reconnaissance armored vehicle outside of France. (Picture source Army Recognition)
The Jaguar is the latest generation of French-made 6x6 armored vehicles fully designed and developed by the French defense industry with the companies Nexter Systems, Renault Trucks Defense, and Thales. It will replace old combat vehicles of the French army including the AMX-10RC, the ERC-90 Sagaie, and the VAB Hot, currently in service with the French Army.
Nexter, Thales and Arquus met annual delivery milestones for 2022 in line with the provisions of the 2019-2025 Military Programming Law. Since 2019, the French defense procurement agency (DGA) has taken delivery of a total of 452 GRIFFON and 38 JAGUAR vehicles. The Jaguar has been also selected by the Belgian army and it is planned to deliver the first vehicles in 2025.
The JAGUAR is a 25-tonne armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle armed with a 40 mm automatic cannon able to fire telescoped munitions (CTA) and the Akeron MMP anti-tank guided missile.
The Jaguar is based on 6x6 all-terrain vehicle chassis with the turret mounted at the center of the hull. We can suppose that the hull of the Jaguar EBRC will have the same level of protection (NATO STANAG 4569 Level 4) as the Griffon VBMR which is also included in the EBMR Scorpion program of the French army. The STANAG 4569 Level 4 provides protection against fire of small arms 14.5mmx114 AP, 155mm artillery shell splinters at 30m, and mine blast protection of 10 kg TNT under the wheel.
The Jaguar EBRC uses a 6x6 chassis featuring rear-axle steering, variable ground clearance, and 14R20 tires. The vehicle is motorized with a Diesel engine developing 500 hp. It can run at a maximum road speed of 90 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 800 km.
The Jaguar EBRC is equipped with a stabilized panoramic sight for long-range surveillance and target identification, independent of turret orientation. The gun system is fitted with the CTAS controller which incorporates the control of the azimuth and elevation of the weapon along with the ballistic correction software, coincidence control of the weapon, and programming of the AirBurst rounds (GPR-AB-T and A3B). To increase its self-protection, the Jaguar EBRC is equipped with a laser warning system, a threat missile detection system, radios, and an infrared jamming system.