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GD-ELS presents the new armoured vehicles at EUROSATORY

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eneral Dynamics European Land Systems will present for the first time the latest member of the successful PIRANHA vehicle family, the new PIRANHA 3, the latest product developments of the ASCOD tracked vehicle, up to 35 tons variant with rubber tracks, and two new high mobility Light Tactical Vehicles, in the weight class less than 5 tons and transportable inside medium transport helicopters, the ATTV and QUAD, plus the new Quad Bike Bridge (QBB) at EUROSATORY 2014 exhibition in Paris from 16-20 June 2014.

The new PIRANHA 3 - the Next Generation General Dynamics European Land Systems will present for the first time the latest member of the successful PIRANHA vehicle family, the new PIRANHA

3, developed in response to customer requirements for increased levels of protection, off road mobility and inherent growth for the future. With a GVW up to 27 tons, the new PIRANHA 3 is equipped with a Kongsberg 12.7 mm Protector Weapon Station and a completely modular protection system that has been designed with the flexibility to meet latest protection system requirements and future protection needs. The Infantry Fighting Vehicle configuration can carry up to nine soldiers plus driver, gunner and commander, and can be fitted with either a conventional or a hydro-pneumatic suspension system to balance performance, comfort, maintainability

and cost as needed. The top speed has been increased to 110 km/h with a range of more than 1,000 km to have greater autonomy. In addition to the large internal volume and ten percent payload growth up to 10 tons, the new PIRANHA 3 provides open architectures, reserve electrical power to meet future systems and personal equipment needs and spare cooling capacity with its modular HVAC/NBC System.

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ASCOD-Tracked Armoured Personnel Carrier General Dynamics European Land Systems will present for the first time the newest member of the ASCOD family of vehicles, a customizable version of up to 35 tonnes with rubber tracks. This vehicle offers an affordable solution benefit by being part of the Common Base Platform approach for all roles and maximum protection under NATO standards together with an innovate mine protection solution certified by independent entities. The new main features include increased protection capabilities, high mobility on and off-road, enhanced ergonomics and improved comfort. The version displayed, capable to carrying seven passengers plus commander, gunner and driver,

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is equipped with a LEMUR 12.7 from BAE Systems. The ASCOD is in service with the Spanish and Austrian Army and

the latest configurations have been awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Specialist Vehicle (SV) program and are in competition in Denmark.


FAM Report  PIRANHA 5 Wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle The PIRANHA 5 presented at EUROSATORY is equipped with a Rafael´s 30 mm Remote Weapon Station with an integrated EUROSPIKE missile launcher.

The PIRANHA 5 can be delivered in either high or low roof configurations with open architectures, over 15 tons payload and 120 kW electrical

power. This provides growth potential to secure a long service life for the vehicle as new technologies emerge and need to be integrated into the vehicle.

The PIRANHA 5 can carry up to nine soldiers plus driver, and commander, provides significant payload capacity for additional material and the highest levels of survivability against conventional and asymmetric threats while having the capacity to fill all battlefield roles such as APC, Electronic Warfare, Ambulance, Reconnaissance, Command, Mortar and even Direct Fire with turrets up to 120 mm calibre.

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EAGLE 4x4 and 6x6, Versatility, Protection, Payload, Mobility Building on the mobility, protection and payload of the class leading EAGLE, General Dynamics European Land Systems presents the versatility of the family of vehicles concept with the display of different configurations of the EAGLE 4x4 and EAGLE 6x6. The EAGLE 4x4 is displayed in a command vehicle configuration (4 seats) with a Rafael´s Samson Dual Remote Weapon Station and TROPHY LV systems. The EAGLE 6x6 is displayed in the dual configuration of Ambulance (Stretcher plus 1 seat, medical) and APC (four troops, driver and commander).

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FAM Report  Super Light Solutions

Mobility

General Dynamics European Land Systems, in partnership with the Dutch company Defenture BV, widen its wheeled vehicles product portfolio by adding Light Tactical Vehicles in a weight class less than 5 tons. New “Super Light Tactical Vehicles” (SLTV) -ATTV & QUAD- will set up a new family of vehicles, internally transportable in tactical helicopters, enough modular and versatile to span the full military mission spectrum from daily routine tasks to Special Forces actions (The Special Forces variants will be on display at EUROSATORY). Based on the geometry of Rally Raid vehicles, SLTV deliver utmost levels of all-terrain agility and velocity, unmatched payload, and rugged reliability.

The four wheeled Steered Diesel QUAD will be shown on the Quad Bike Bridge (QBB), a Super Light Tactical Bridge and new member of the bridge family of General Dynamics European Land Systems. The QBB provides tactical bridging capability for

quad bikes for unprepared gaps up to 2.5 m and has already proven its performance and reliability in theater. We will also introduce you to the latest developments in dry and wet gap bridging equipment for today’s extended mission scenarios.

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REB on Mercedes-Benz Arocs truck The best protection in today’s combat operations is mobility and flexibility. Knowing this, General Dynamics European Land Systems has developed the Rapidly Emplaced Bridge (REB). REB provides tactical bridging capability for MLC50 wheeled and tracked vehicles for unprepared gaps up to 13 m and has proven its superior performance and reliability in theatre already. The REBS mounted on Mercedes Benz newest Arocs truck will be on display at the outdoor booth of MercedesBenz at B310. FAM

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MMP (Missile Moyenne PortéeMedium Range Missile) eveloped by MBDA to accomplish a requirement of the French Army, MMP is the latest (fifth) generation land combat missile system designed for dismounted infantry as well as for integration on combat vehicles. Featuring both fireand-forget and man-in-the-loop operation, network-enabled MMP also receives third part target coordinates for indirect firing scenarios. MMP (Missile Moyenne PortéeMedium Range Missile) is a new generation surface attack missile system. The MMP development programme was initiated by MBDA Systems in 2009, to replace France's Milan wire-guided antitank missile. The entire MMP development programme is funded by

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MBDA, and is scheduled to be completed by 2017.

involved in the missile, and its firing post.

The MMP is a lightweight man-portable missile that can be installed on tracked and wheeled vehicles. It offers enhanced preciseness and considerable automation in striking targets. It is capable of destroying both stationary and moving targets.

MBDA began the MMP integration trials for the French Army under the risk reduction contract in June 2013. The fullrate production contract of the missile is expected to be awarded in 2014.

Sagem was selected for the development and production of firing post and infrared seeker for the MMP in June 2010. In December 2011, the French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) awarded a risk reduction contract to MBDA. The contract is to confirm the technical options behind the critical equipment

MBDA carried out several tests on the MMP on a variety of surfaces to confirm the restricted space-firing capability of the missile. This capability ensures the safety of the missile system operator. The capability of the MMP's warhead to strike against a new generation of explosive reactive armour was also tested by MBDA. The company has also validated MMP's firing post ergonomics and architecture.


FAM Report  Design features of MMP The MMP is designed to reduce the collateral damage risk. The missile is equipped with rapid reaction capability to respond quickly. It is capable

of destroying new generation main battle tanks (MBTs).

diameter of 0.14 m, and weight of 15kg (inclusive of tube).

The missile is designed to have a maximum range of 4,000 m. It has an overall length of 13m,

The MMP missile is network centric warfare (NCW)compatible. The fire and forget mode of the missile will help to reduce fire-control burden. The man controlling the loop and lock-on after launch (LOAL) modes improves the precision strike capability of the missile, which can even be fired from inside a building. The firing sequence of the MMP is rapidly repeatable. The missile’s multipurpose tandem warhead is designed to defeat 2 m of concrete or 1 m of vehicle Rolled Homogenous Armor, and the tandem design will allow it to be effective against explosive reactive armor protection. Minimum lethal range against its full

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target set is listed as 2.5 km, which includes disembarked personnel or personnel under hardened cover, as well as modern tanks.

MMP firing unit The MMP missile comes with a completely digitalized firing unit. The firing unit is fitted with a latest generation Band 2 infrared (IR) and also includes a day camera and laser range finder. It is also equipped with a GPS and magnetic compass for direction and guidance. The firing unit weighs approximately 11kg (including tripod and battery). It works as an autonomous unit when installed with battery, but can be connected to an external power source if required.

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Each missile in its tube weighs 15 kg/ 33.07 pounds, while the separate firing unit adds another 11 kg / 24.25 pounds. Launchers will also be designed for armoured vehicles like France’s VBCI IFVs.

Once fired, communication between the missile and the firing unit relies on a fibre optic wire, allowing the operator to intervene if the missile needs a manual override.


FAM Report  Sensors The MMP is installed with a dual mode seeker (infrared and optical) to guide it towards the target. The missile is fitted with Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and inertial measurement unit (IMU) for calculating and reporting its velocity and direction. The laser range finder aboard the missile allows precise determination of the distance of the target. The missile is controlled by using the real-time data link. The MMP has three operating modes: fire and forget; man

in the loop; and lock-on after launch. It has a dual-mode seeker (IR/TV), is fully digitised, and features a multipurpose tandem warhead, two-stage main propulsion, real-time datalink, and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) firing capability. The system has a range of 4 km and can be fired from confined spaces. On December 2013, France’s DGA awards MBDA a contract to begin MMP production. The initial order is for 175 launchers and 450 missiles, which will enter service in 2017 and finish deliveries by 2019. The full

program for France will involve 400 launchers and 2,850 missiles. This year, MBDA has entered discussions with the Indian Army to offer its MMP to replace the MBDA MILAN 2T missiles in service with (and still in production for) the Indian Army. To bid the MMP, MBDA is teaming up with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), which is already the company's local partner for Indian production of the MILAN missile. The MMP being offered would be built in India to exactly the same configuration as the French Army's MMPs. FAM

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International Fairs/Publication Schedule 2014

Fair /Show DSA IDEB Eurosatory BALT Military Expo Farnborough

Place/Date Malaysia (April 14-17) Slovakia (May 14-16) France (June 16-20) Poland (June 24-26) UK (July 14-20)

Fair /Show DIMDEX MAST UDT Euronaval

Place/Date Qatar (March 25-27) Turkey (May 20-22) UK (June 10-12) France (October 27-31)

Fair /Show FIDAE Expodefensa Exponaval

Place/Date Chile (March 25-27) Colombia (October 29-31) Chile (December 2-5)

Deadline April 8th May 6th June 10th June 17th July 7th

Deadline March 18th May 12nd June 4th October 17th

Deadline March 18th October 20th November 22nd

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Elbit Systems Presents a Range of End-to-End Solutions for Terrain Dominance and Enhanced Situational Awareness at Eurosatory 2014 New launch: ATMOS 155mm/52 caliber Truck-Mounted Howitzer will make its first live appearance in a global trade show at Hall 6 booth D-601. ATMOS offers the advantages of superior fire power, enhanced mobility and rapid response time. Highly adaptable, the modular ATMOS system is compatible with any 6x6 or 8x8 high-mobility tactical truck. ATMOS supplies fire support for all types of missions and can be easily interfaced with customers’ existing C4I systems. Part of Elbit Systems’ line of fully integrated, modular artillery solutions, ATMOS incorporates an embedded electronic suite, an automatic laying system and an automatic loading system. The advanced electronic suite effectively enables accurate navigation and autonomous operation, reduced crew size, increased fire power and high precision accuracy. The ATMOS 155mm/52 caliber Truck-Mounted Howitzer will be showcased at Hall 6 Booth D601.

New launch: SOLTAM SPEAR is a new patent-pending 120mm light vehicle-mounted Recoil Mortar System that provides ground forces with improved mobility, lethality and accuracy across a wide range of operational scenarios.

DominatorTM IICS (Integrated Infantry Combat System) is an integrated infantry combat system for full situational awareness that dramatically shortens the sensor-to-shooter loop, enhancing the combat effectiveness. Dominator-Light Dismounted (LD) is a soldier centric solution, based on the vast experience accumulated by the Dominator IICS solution, geared specifically for the tactical dismounted infantry soldier and Special Forces. ETC (Enhanced Tactical Computers) is an ultra-rugged, battle-proven, high-performance tactical computing for combat vehicles. Tadiran MCTS-7200HH Handheld and Vehicular Multi-Channel Tactical Radio is the latest in a series of combat-proven communications systems, delivering sophisticated voice and data communications together with C2 applications in a single, integrated and lightweight handheld unit. FAM

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General Dynamics European Land Systems delivers the 500th EAGLE to the Bundeswehr KAISERSLAUTERN – On 4 April 2014, the 500th EAGLE Command and Function Vehicle from General Dynamics European Land Systems was ceremonially delivered to the Bundeswehr. On 4 April, approximately 100 invited representatives from the government and industry joined to celebrate the delivery of the 500th EAGLE in Kaiserslautern. Dr. Christian Kauth, Managing Director of General Dynamics European Land Systems-Germany (GDELS-Germany), welcomed the audience with representatives from the Federal Ministry of Defense, Inspector of the Army, and BAAINBw, and members of the Bundestag, as well as from the City of Kaiserslautern. In their speeches, Vice Admiral J.G. Rühle, department head of the AIN, Federal Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General B. Kasdorf, Inspector of the Army, First Director BAAINBw Mr. Minning, praised the EAGLE vehicle for its superior protection, high mobility and reliability. They also noted that General Dynamics European Land Systems has always delivered the EAGLE vehicles on schedule, at cost, and to the expected quality. It was even possible to procure the EAGLE V and still remain below the planned budget. At the event, Dr. Kauth announced that General Dynamics European Land Systems-Germany delivered the first EAGLE V vehicles to the Bundeswehr only 291 calendar days after placement of the order. “General Dynamics European Land Systems is proud to have achieved this milestone and would like to thank the German Bundeswehr for the trust and confidence they place in our company and our products,” said Dr. Kauth. “To achieve optimum solutions regarding procurement and life cycle costs, we focus on a high degree of commonality with respect to the predecessor model EAGLE IV, i.e. in the area of assembly commonality as well as operation and maintenance. We also strive for better manufacturability of the EAGLE V. We wanted to prove that it is possible to achieve higher performance at lower cost.” The EAGLE baseline vehicles are manufactured in Kreuzlingen (Switzerland), fully assembled in Kaiserslautern and Sembach (Germany), and delivered to the Bundeswehr from there. The EAGLE fleet is serviced by technicians from General Dynamics European Land Systems - Germany, both for pre-deployment training and directly on the field in Afghanistan and Mali. From 2008, the Bundeswehr has procured 495 highly protected EAGLE IV Command and Function Vehicles in several batches in order to increase the protection of German soldiers on their missions abroad, such as in the Hindu Kusch where the EAGLE was successfully used from 2009 on. In June 2013 and in February 2014, the Bundeswehr acquired further 176 vehicles of the successor model EAGLE V. The EAGLE V 4x4 sets the standard for protected wheeled vehicles in the weight class of up to 10 t. The Cummins turbocharged diesel engine, in connection with an Allison 5-speed automatic transmission, the remarkable De Dion axle system with the patented roll stabilizer, the tire-pressure control system and the permanent all-wheel drive give the EAGLE V superior onroad and off-road mobility. Thanks to the modular protection system, the EAGLE V offers a very high level of protection against ballistic threats, mines, and IEDs. In order to maximize mission readiness and protection of the soldiers, all vehicles are equipped with air conditioning and NBC overpressure systems.. FAM

MBDA Deutschland GmbH in partnership with Roketsan MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Roketsan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a collaboration in manufacturing and integration of a 70mm guided weapon system. Under the terms of the agreement signed at the ILA Berlin Air Show the two companies will initiate the exchange of business and technical information for a guided weapon system based on the 70mm rocket concept for the German UH Tiger. Both companies aim to provide a solution for an expected German Army requirement for this helicopter. The MoU was signed by MBDA Deutschland GmbH Managing Director, Thomas Homberg and Roketsan CEO & President, Selcuk Yasar. Thomas Homberg said: "The already existing cooperations between Roketsan and MBDA will be extended by this focused initiative. We are combining our competencies to jointly providing this required capability to the German Armed Forces." Selcuk Yasar said: “We believe that with this cooperation we will be able to offer an enhanced weapon system to the German customer by bringing together the capabilities of Cirit, 2,75” Laser Guided Missile and MBDA Deutschland GmbH’s proven expertise on the platforms’ weapon management systems. We hope the result of this initiative will lead to a broader business cooperation between the two companies in the future.” FAM

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Outstanding Industrial Cooperation Underscores MEADS Development Success Berlin, May 21, 2014 – At the ILA Berlin Air Show this week, MBDA and Lockheed Martin business leaders are marking 10 years of industrial cooperation on the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). MEADS is a tri-national partnership between Lockheed Martin in the United States and MBDA in Germany and Italy. Ten years ago, the partner nations awarded a $3.4 billion contract to MEADS International representing the nations’ commitment to the development of the next-generation air and missile defense (AMD) system. Today, a mature MEADS has successfully completed all three of its flight tests, including a first-ever 360-degree dual intercept of tactical ballistic missile and air-breathing targets approaching from opposite directions. No other ground-mobile AMD system has demonstrated this capability. A comprehensive MEADS demonstration is scheduled in July in Italy, during which new battle management capabilities will be shown to military leaders. “The collaboration between MBDA in Germany and Italy and Lockheed Martin in the U.S. demonstrates the power of world-class engineering to solve problems warfighters have identified with current systems,” said Rick Edwards, executive vice president at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “MEADS is the most versatile, mobile and capable AMD system available today.” Developed to replace the Patriot system, MEADS capabilities meet future German, Italian and U.S. air defense requirements for NATO operations. The ground-mobile AMD system incorporates 360-degree radars, networked battle management, easily transportable launchers and the hit-to-kill PAC-3 MSE Missile to defeat the entire threat spectrum, including cruise missiles, tactical ballistic missiles and air-breathing threats. To reduce support costs, MEADS is designed to use half the manpower and less maintenance than current systems. To better ensure the safety of allied pilots, MEADS incorporates a sophisticated Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe subsystem. “MEADS represents the most advanced and most capable AMD system, designed and developed to meet current and future warfighters’ requirements,” said MBDA Germany Managing Director Thomas Homberg. “It is essential to benefit from significant investments made by all three nations and to best use the developed system capabilities. MBDA Germany, Airbus Defence and Space, Lockheed Martin and MBDA Italy are fully committed and ready to support Germany in establishing its next-generation AMD system, as well as for other interested nations like Italy and Poland.” German industry is playing a vital role in the MEADS program. MBDA Germany is significantly involved in the development and integration of Battle Manager Battle Management Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (BMC4I) software as well as in the development and integration of the Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR). This also includes work with Airbus to incorporate highly advanced radar modules. Also, the lightweight MEADS launcher was developed, assembled and tested by a product team working at MBDA Germany. As part of the know-how transfer from the U.S. to Germany, agreed to under the MEADS program, work started at the beginning of February 2014 on the installation of the System Integration Laboratory (SIL) on-site at Schrobenhausen. This, in conjunction with the potential link to the Freinhausen test centre, will provide MBDA Germany with special systems competencies in the air defense field. MEADS incorporates proven capabilities and is ready to replace aging Patriot systems around the world as nations turn to networked, mobile, 360-degree defense. MEADS is being offered for Poland’s Shield of Poland medium-range air defense system. MEADS is also an important next-generation product enabling German industry to preserve and leverage expertise in AMD. FAM

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Raytheon's Excalibur Ib moves closer to full rate production YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army completed Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for Excalibur Ib during a series of successful tests. This milestone moves the program one step closer to full rate production. During IOT&E, artillerymen from Fort Riley's 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery fired numerous Excalibur Ib rounds, scoring several target hits and averaging less than two meters miss distance. "Excalibur's performance and reliability continues to reach new levels in every test event," said Lieutenant Colonel Josh Walsh, U.S. Army Excalibur Product Manager. "This projectile is exceeding all of its key performance parameters, and the Army's artillerymen continue to sing its praises." Excalibur Ib is the newest variant of the 155mm GPS-guided projectile. IOT&E is administered by the U.S. Army's Test and Evaluation Command and performed by an active-duty artillery battalion in a tactical environment. Raytheon expects the Army to announce a full rate production decision by mid-year. "Excalibur is a model program," said Michelle Lohmeier, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Land Warfare Systems product line. "It is an excellent example of a government-industry team working together to put a critical capability into the hands of our warfighters." Raytheon is also funding a program to augment the combat-proven Excalibur with a laser spot tracker (LST), giving the weapon a dualmode GPS/LST guidance capability. The company is planning a live-fire demonstration of Excalibur S this year. Laser guidance will mitigate target location error, enable attack of mobile targets, and can ensure precision effects when GPS is either degraded or denied. The LST can also be incorporated into the 5-inch Excalibur naval variant the company is also developing. Excalibur N5 will use the same guidance and navigation unit produced for the Ib. Raytheon is planning a live fire demonstration of Excalibur N5 later this year.

About Excalibur

Excalibur is a revolutionary precision guided projectile that provides warfighters a first round effects capability in nearly any environment. Excalibur is cannon artillery's only long range true precision weapon. • Combat proven: Nearly 750 Excalibur rounds have been fired in combat • Precise: Excalibur consistently strikes less than two meters from a precisely-located target • Responsive: Excalibur dramatically reduces mission response time • Safe: Excalibur's precision practically eliminates collateral damage and has been employed within 75 meters of supported troops • Affordable: Excalibur's first round effects reduces total mission cost and the user's logistics burden • Growing: With Excalibur S, Raytheon is adding a Laser Spot Tracker to mitigate target location error and enable engagement of moving targets Entering New Markets: With Excalibur N5, a five-inch naval variant, navies will be able to deliver extended range, precision naval surface fires Excalibur is a cooperative program between Raytheon and BAE Systems Bofors. FAM

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MBDA Demonstrates MMP Firing From Confined Spaces MBDA’s MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) programme has passed a major phase in its development.

cept of ‘fire and forget’ with the facility for ‘man in the loop’ operation. This allows for the destruction of different ground targets with very high levels of precision at ranges of up to 4km while at the same time minimising the risk of collateral damage.

MBDA has just demonstrated the firing capabilities of its MMP missile in an operational configuration. The launch tests were carried out in a confined space in the presence of the operator, using his firing post, and the team leader. The success of these tests, carried out in MBDA’s test tunnel at its Bourges facility in central France, has confirmed the safety of use of the missile and its firing post. The launches were carried out under hot and cold climatic conditions in order to demonstrate optimal function in various temperature environments thus representing different operational theatres. In parallel, new warhead tests have confirmed the efficiency of MMP against targets representing latest generation Main Battle Tanks. Two rail firings were carried out at the beginning of the year at the French Direction Generale de l’Armement’s battlefield technology centre in Bourges.

The missile, which can be fired from a networked infantry firing post or from a vehicle turret, features a wide range of functions, one of which is firing on coordinates which allows non line of sight targets to be engaged. FAM

The first firing validated the functioning of the lethality chain at maximum speed, a necessary step in order to replicate an impact under real conditions. A target equipped with a latest generation reactive module provided the principal challenge for the second firing. The explosive reactive armour was detonated during the test and the main armour behind was pierced, thereby confirming the superiority of MMP’s lethality chain. MMP is a new generation land combat missile based on the con-

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Terrestrial Reconnaissance and Exploration System (SERT) The characteristics of the battlefield of the future make it vital to have effective terrestrial surveillance systems which provide timely information about the terrain and the enemy, allowing Spanish Army units to execute their plans and offer an effective challenge. This means that the Armed Forces (mainly the Army) need access to resources which meet their existing needs both at technical and operational levels. Among other measures, this demands that reconnaissance units be equipped with the resources allowing them to perform their surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The objectives of the SERT project are: • Development and manufacture of a technological demonstra-

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tor for a navigation, detection, identification and target location system using electro-optical and radar-based sensors and self-protection for Intelligence, Armoured, Field Artillery and Marines vehicles. • Development of algorithms for the integration of cutting-edge radarbased and electro-optical sensors with advanced target identification and location functions. • Full integration across the vehicle's technical systems (observation sensors) and tactical systems (command and control). • Development of an integrated night vision and navigation system for vehicles. • Development of a remote control system for small-calibre weapons.

• Presentation of the demonstrator's results on national and international forums


It’s a state of the art and highly efficient system, evolved from the advanced artillery observation system developed for the artillery observation missions in Spain. It also offers modularity, adaptability and all weather and day/night operation. The system SERT can carry out surveillance, target detection and identification in day/ night and low visibility conditions. Thanks to its integrated positioning sensors, the SERT has the ability to geographically locate targets, with extraordinary precision in an automated process, thus reducing the mission’s duration and improving the observer’s efficiency. Several countries have already shown their interest in the SERT system, reason why EUROSATORY will be the ideal show case for the delegations of these countries to have the opportunity of verifying its performances and wide range of applications. FAM

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