Nexter presents the first Aravis in peacekeeping configuration for the Gabonese Army 11606151

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Nexter presents the first Aravis in peacekeeping configuration for the Gabonese Army.
Today, in Satory, Mr Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter Systems, presented the first ARAVIS® in peacekeeping configuration to Mr Ernest Mpouho Epigat, Minister of Defence of the Gabonese Republic. The Aravis is a combat proven 4x4 armoured vehicle which was deployed by the French Army in Afghanistan.
     
Today, in Satory, Mr Philippe Burtin, CEO of Nexter Systems, presented the first ARAVIS® in peacekeeping configuration to Mr Ernest Mpouho Epigat, Minister of Defence of the Gabonese Republic. The Aravis is a combat proven 4x4 armoured vehicle which was deployed by the French Army in Afghanistan. Nexter Aravis 4x4 armoured vehicle in peacekeeping configuration
     
From this autumn, the ordered ARAVIS® vehicles, fitted with ARX®20 remotely operated 20 mm turrets, the PG-Guard anti-RPG protection system and NERVA®LG reconnaissance mini-robots, will equip the Gabonese battalion deployed in the Central African Republic as part of the United Nations MINUSCA mission.

This makes the ARAVIS® the latest Nexter vehicle engaged in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, following in the footsteps of the LECLERC tank, the VBCI and the CAESAR®, all three deployed in Lebanon by French forces as part of UNIFIL.

At Eurosatory 2010, Nexter has presented a new version of his Aravis, the Fire Support version.

The French fire support version of the Aravis is equipped with a remotely weapon station armed with a 20 mm gun, the ARX-20 Nexter turret. ARX®20 cupolas comes as a true alternate solution, compared to the 12.7-mm systems and the turrets fitted with a 25- or 30-mm gun with its compactness and low weight similar to 12.7 machine guns, 20 mm guns fire more powerful projectiles.

Nexter claims that the protection of the Aravis, based on the company's new Safepro armour technology, outclasses that of all existing 4 x 4 vehicles. Nexter describes the protection as Stanag 4569 Level 4 ballistic protection able to defeat 14.5-mm threats, Level 4 mine protection able to defeat ten-kg mines under the belly and wheels and all-round Level 4 protection against 155-mm artillery splinters.

 

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