Will Burt showcased its Spindle Mast for the UAE Army Forward Artillery Observer Vehicle Project

 
 
Will Burt at IDEX 2015
 
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IDEX 2015
International Defence Exhibition & Conference

22 - 26 February 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
Will Burt showcased its Spindle Mast for the UAE Army Forward Artillery Observer Vehicle Project
During the IDEX 2015 Exhibition taking place in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) from 22-26 February, US company Will-Burt was showcasing its SPM Spindle Mast fitted on a demonstrator vehicle for the UAE Army Forward Artillery Observer Vehicle program. Will Burt is part of a local consortium represented by "United International Representation of Companies".
     
 Will Burt showcased its Spindle Mast for the UAE Army Forward Artillery Observer Vehicle ProjectWill Burt's SPM Spindel mast fitted on a demonstrator vehicle at IDEX 2015
     

The demonstration vehicle on which the system is fitted is a commercial pickup truck, but the final platform will be an armored military vehicle.

The system combines Will Burt's SPM Spindel mast with an L3-Wescam MX RSTA optronic sensor at the top and an Inertial Navigation System (INS) box underneath. The SPM mast can bring the payload up to 6 meters high. It was chosen for its exceptional stability. The range of camera is 20 kilometers (depending on weather conditions). The sensors and INS data are processed by a software (designed by a New Zealand company called HDT) in order to recalibrate the ballistic data.

The UAE artillery unit is looking to procure 65 military vehicles fitted with the Forward Artillery Observer Vehicle system and they are looking to procure a complete system. Depending on the vehicle ultimately chosen, Will Burt could decide to use its Stilleto mast instead of the SPM but so far the final platform is still unknown.
     
 Will Burt showcased its Spindle Mast for the UAE Army Forward Artillery Observer Vehicle ProjectSPM Spindel mast with L3-Wescam MX RSTA optronic sensor and Inertial Navigation System box
     

Designed by Will-Burt's German subsidiary GEROH, the SPM Telescopic Spindle Masts is used by the German Army and other international forces to enhance capabilities like communication, security, surveillance, reconnaissance and detection of targets throughout the battlefield. GEROH's Spindle Mast Systems are developed for the highest requirements in precision and high payloads. Made of specially treated aluminium tubes, these mast types are excellently suited for optical / electronic intelligence, monitoring and target recognition as well as electronic warfare systems.

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