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IDEX 2013
Tri-Service defence exhibition

17 - 21 February 2013
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

Nexter Systems armoured vehicles at IDEX 2013

 
 
Friday, February 22, 2013, 07:15 PM
 
Nexter Systems a full range of armoured vehicles for modern Armed Forces at IDEX 2013.
At IDEX, defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), the French Company Nexter Systems, and all its subsidiaries display a wide range of products. The main products shown at IDEX 2013, include armoured vehicles and tank as the Leclerc MBT, the 8x8 VBCI Infantry combat vehicle, to the ARAVIS, the highly protected armoured patrol vehicle.
     
At IDEX, defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), the French Company Nexter Systems, and all its subsidiaries display a wide range of products. The main products shown at IDEX 2013, include armoured vehicles and tank as the Leclerc MBT, the 8x8 VBCI Infantry combat vehicle, to the ARAVIS, the highly protected armoured patrol vehicle.
Nexter booth at IDEX 2013 defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
     

Nexter VBCI 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle

The VBCI is a highly protected and armed combat vehicle with excellent mobility to transport, protect and support infantry combat troops and their command means. Its technical characteristics make it easier to satisfy the needs of armed forces projected to the different operation theatres and facing increasingly severe threats in high intensity combat situations, and also in an urban environment and in peacekeeping missions.

Two versions of the VBCI are currently available: infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and command post vehicle (CPV) armed with a 25mm gun turret and a 12.7mm remotely operated weapon respectively. VBCI's crew includes two men and nine infantrymen in a large internal volume of 13m3 fully compatible with ‘Datacentric’ systems such as the French "FELINE". VBCI is provided with an information and command system (ICS) connecting it to the command center and to friendly forces (the Nexter Systems SIT v1) while the CPV is sized to accommodate a two-man crew and the operators of its regiment ICS (EADS RIS for France).

Three regiments have been fully equipped to date and VBCI saw active service in 2010 in Lebanon and Afghanistan where they were able to demonstrate their full operational capability in actual combat. The first month of 2013 has seen the deployment of VBCI in Mali as part of the French’s Army expeditionary operation.

     
The VBCI is a highly protected and armed combat vehicle with excellent mobility to transport, protect and support infantry combat troops and their command means. Its technical characteristics make it easier to satisfy the needs of armed forces projected to the different operation theatres and facing increasingly severe threats in high intensity combat situations, and also in an urban environment and in peacekeeping missions.
Nexter Systems VBCI 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle at IDEX 2013
     
Leclerc Main Battle Tank MBT

The Leclerc MBT was selected by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces in the early 90’s due to its outstanding performances, and is particularly suitable for the very harsh local environment. Furthermore, the UAE requested Nexter Systems to modify the initial French Army Leclerc in order to provide new capabilities which were absolutely unmatched at the time. Thus, the UAE’s Leclerc MBT was the first serial tank in the world equipped with a battle management system. Two stabilized sights are fitted with day and night infra-red channels as well as laser rangefinders.

Thanks to the Euro-PowerPack and oleopneumatic suspensions the mobility of the tank across the UAE’s very difficult sand dunes is impressive. The autoloader, which reduces the crew to three people, enables firing on the move at high speed regardless of the terrain. Meanwhile, the Leclerc benefits from the performances of the 120 mm smooth bore gun which has a potent “Hunter Killer” effect.

This gun fires all types of 120 mm rounds; kinetic energy (armour-piercing, fin-stabilised, discarding sabot and explosive ammunitions) and High Explosive, to name just two and is equipped with Galix suite. Some of the UAE Leclerc’s MBTs are now equipped with the Azur kit which enhances 360° protection against rockets in urban warfare, and the country’s armed forces are currently integrating the Leclerc MBT in their global command and control systems.
     
The Leclerc MBT was selected by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces in the early 90’s due to its outstanding performances, and is particularly suitable for the very harsh local environment. Furthermore, the UAE requested Nexter Systems to modify the initial French Army Leclerc in order to provide new capabilities which were absolutely unmatched at the time.
Nexter Systems Leclerc MBT Main Battle Tank at IDEX 2013
     
Aravis Mine protected vehicle

The ARAVIS® of Nexter Systems was designed to primarily meet the technical requirement for protecting personnel against the new threats (IED and mines) which have appeared in an asymmetric combat environment.

It has been in service with French forces in the Afghan theatre of operations since the end of 2010 in carrying out road-opening missions undertaken by the Engineers corps.

The ARAVIS®, which is a 13-ton vehicle in combat order, is currently the best protected vehicle in its class on the market thanks to the SAFEPRO® concept which provides it with a high level of protection against projectiles (NATO level 4), against mines (NATO level 4A and 4B) and against shrapnel (155mm shells) and blast effects from improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

     
The ARAVIS® of Nexter Systems was designed to primarily meet the technical requirement for protecting personnel against the new threats (IED and mines) which have appeared in an asymmetric combat environment.
Nexter Systems ARAVIS mine protected vehicle at IDEX 2013
 

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