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Armadillo CV90 BAE Systems Armoured combat vehicle
 
 
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Description
The Global Combat Systems sector of Britain's BAE Systems will reveal the new Armadillo concept of its CV90 armored combat vehicle family at the Eurosatory 2010 trade show outside Paris.This is a concept of a flexible family of vehicles of modular type built around the CV90 platform. The Armadillo is an ideal armored combat vehicle, which offers a balance between high mobility, high payload and extremely high protection; should have a practical and effective interface for digitally equipped soldiers and the digital battlespace; should be reliable and affordable; and above all, offer a low logistics footprint. BAE Systems has analyzed the degree of commonality between variants in existing CV90 vehicles, and overlaid on this the benefits of a modular approach to future variants based on the Armadillo standard. Based on cost, engineering effort expended and the number of major common components, the company believes it can achieve between 65 percent and 88 percent commonality for turreted, personnel carrier and specialist engineering vehicles.
 
Variants
The Armadillo family will include ambulance, mortar, personnel carrier, command-and-control, logistics support and recovery variants, depending on customer demand. Future development may well examine other variants, such as a vehicle-launched bridge, with a continued focus on improving the payload/protection balance.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The Armadillo is armed with an Lemur remote weapon station. Lemur™ is a family of gyro-stabilized fragment protected, electro-optical sights and remotely controlled (RC) weapon systems. The flexible modular design allows Lemur™ to be customized for a large variety of requirements. It can be used in a number of applications on different types of platforms.
Design and protection
The standard level of protection is already high. "Resistance to mines in the 8-10 kilogram area is already considered pretty good - we have achieved protection well in excess of the 10 kilogram bracket; we are setting new standards with the Armadillo program," said Hakan Karlsson, vice president of marketing communications for BAE Global Combat Systems in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. Armor protection also is high, at "well above Level 5," and the entire vehicle architecture has been built with ease of interoperability with tomorrow's digital soldier in mind. The Armadillo is equipped with a Saab LEDS150 hard-kill self-protection system. The LEDS-150 is an active defence system and typically comprises laser warning sensors, ADC-150 active defence controller AD, a number of munition confirmation and tracking sensors, and high-speed directed launchers, which allow the combination of soft- and hard-kill countermeasure deployment capability to the platform, optional displays, and interconnecting harnesses. The hard kill feature of the LEDS-150 product is characterised by its capability to physically destroy the efficiency of the terminal ballistic capability of attacking munitions without residual penetration of the protected vehicle. The hard kill system detects and tracks a single or simultaneous threats and calculates if the attacking munition will hit the platform or not. The system determines the best inertial intercept position and provides the slew and firing commands to the launchers.
Propulsion
The Armadillo is motorised with the same engine and it uses the same suspension as the standard CV90 vehicle.
Accessories
The Armadillo is equipped with an external fire suppression equipment to deal with urban warfare attacks from Molotov cocktails and the like.
 
Specifications
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Armament
Machine gun 7.62 or 12.7 mm caliber
Country users
Prototype
Designer Company
BAE Systems
Accessories
Night vision, NBC protection, fire suppression equipment.
Crew
10 soldiers
Armor
Level 5
Weight
26.000 kg
Speed
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Range
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Dimensions
Length, ? m; Width, ? m; Height, ? m
 
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Armadillo CV90 BAE Systems armoured combat vehicle data sheet description information specifications intelligence identification pictures photos images British United Kingdom military equipment infantry
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Video Armadillo CV90 BAE Systems Tracked armoured combat vehicle
 
 
 

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