Category Archives: Mobility

KMW produces IVECO Trakker cabs for the Bundeswehr

Munich, March 2021 – Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has been commissioned by IVECO Defence Vehicles S.p.A. to produce the driver’s cabs of GTF2 protected transport vehicles on the IVECO Trakker basis. In total, the order involves a production volume of 224 … Continue reading

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Iveco Defence Vehicles celebrates the opening of the new Romanian plant

Iveco Defence Vehicles celebrates the opening of the new Romanian plantAfter the groundbreaking ceremony held in August 2020 in Petresti (DB), Romania, the newproduction plant has rapidly been built and the production ramp-up has already started inFebruary thanks to a … Continue reading

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Iveco Defence Vehicles at IDEX 2021

IDEX 2021 (21st – 25th February) represents not only a symbolic restart but also gives Iveco Defense Vehicles the chance to display its newest developments and to highlight its latest commercial successes to customers and visitors to the show. The … Continue reading

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TrueTimber® Camo Featured on New and Upgraded Rambo Electric Bike Models for 2021

INMAN, S.C. – February 2, 2021 – Rambo Bikes has launched three new electric bikes, expanding the lineup of models available in TrueTimber camo for 2021. In addition to the new models, Rambo has made upgrades to numerous models previously … Continue reading

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Iveco Defence Vehicles supplies 3rd generation GTF-8×8 trucks to the Bundeswehr

Bolzano, January 15, 2021 On January 2021 the German Bundeswehr – represented by BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) – has awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles a frame contract for the supply of up to 1.048 … Continue reading

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KMW renews Dutch FENNEK fleet

Munich/The Hague, December 2020 – Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and the Dutch procurement agency DMO (Defence Materiel Organisation) have signed a contract for the upgrading of 322 FENNEK vehicles. The MLU (Mid Life Update) order has a volume of over EUR … Continue reading

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The Netherlands Receive the first Leguan bridge-layers

Munich, 10 December 2019 – Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) transferred the first two Leguan bridge laying systems to the Dutch Defence Materiel Organization (DMO) during a celebratory handover ceremony. The Netherlands opted for a bilateral procurement approach with Germany in 2016 … Continue reading

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Iveco Defence Vehicles signs contract to deliver an initial 918 medium multirole protected vehicles “12kN” to the Dutch Armed Forces

 

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Denmark and Germany receive the latest versions of the LEOPARD 2

Munich, 29 October 2019 – Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has handed the latest versions of the Leopard 2 over to Denmark and Germany. Frank Haun, Chairman of the Board of KMW, presented the symbolic keys of the first two vehicle systems … Continue reading

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US Has Ordered More than 11,000 JLTV Oshkosh

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SOUCY DEFENSE AT DSEI 2019

Our Defense Division is exhibiting our Composite Rubber Track (CRT) system in the Canadian Pavilion – booth N4-140 at DSEI 2019 from September 10th to 13th. We are showcasing our CRT technology on a Warrior vehicle kindly supplied by Rheinmetall … Continue reading

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KMW will supply Mungo N/C Recce to the German Army

Munich/Coblenz, 24 June 2019 – The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has commissioned Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to supply a total of nine Mungo N/C Recce reconnaissance systems. In addition to supplying the vehicles, the … Continue reading

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Rafael and PAP presents a full solution for enhanced 8X8 combat vehicle survivability, maneuverability and lethality

  May 2019 – Rafael Advanced Defense systems Ltd. is proud to announce its participation in FEINDEF 2019 International Defense and Security Exhibition, May 29-31, and congratulates Spain for establishing the new exhibition. At FEINDEF 2019, Rafael will exhibit its … Continue reading

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IDEX 2019 – DISCOVER OUR COMPOSITE RUBBER TRACK TECHNOLOGY

Soucy Defence Division will exhibit their world leading Composite Rubber Track (CRT) from the Canadian Pavilion at IDEX 2019. Soucy has an operationally proven system serving in conflict theatres such as Iraq and Afghanistan on Canadas M113, the UK’s BVS10 … Continue reading

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Rafael releases new video footage of SPIKE NLOS launched from a light buggy

February 4, 2019 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has released a video from a firing test of the SPIKE NLOS launched from a light buggy (TOMCAR). SPIKE NLOS is a 30 km Precision Guided Missile, part of the 5th … Continue reading

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SilentHawk Hybrid-Electric Military Motorcycle

The SilentHawk all-wheel drive, hybrid-electric motorcycle is designed to quietly carry troops and their gear over rough terrain and behind enemy lines. Logos Technologies was recently awarded a second Phase II SBIR for further optimization of the motorcycle’s design. The … Continue reading

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SKYNAMO AEROSPACE RAPTOR HOVERBIKE

Skynamo Aerospace of Wojnicz Poland sees its Raptor Hoverbike playing an advanced mobility role for the military. According to the company, operating the Hoverbike is like riding a motorcycle. Operator sitting position and its handlebar controls are similar to what … Continue reading

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Zapata Racing Flyboard Air

Zapata Racing started life competing in powered water craft events. The company’s founder Franky Zapata has been engaged in designing high performance hydro propelled devices. Zapata’s latest project, still in development, is  the Flyboard® Air. Unlike the hydro-propelled devices, like … Continue reading

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USMC LEARNS TO DRIFT THEIR M1A1 ABRAMS IN NORWAY

These guys are having some fun on ice. It turns out that they were working with the Norwegian Telemark Battalion, learning to drift their Abrams on ice in Rena, Norway last week.The Marines are there as part of Cold Response … Continue reading

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REVISION WINS NEW $20 MILLION CONTRACT TO SUPPLY SILENT WATCH BATTERY PACK SYSTEMS FOR CANADA

Montreal,  Quebec (June 9, 2015)- Revision Military, a world leader in integrated,  purpose-built soldier solutions, has won a $20 million, multi-year contract through General Dynamics Land Systems Canada to provide Energy Storage Systems to retrofit RECCE 6.0 LAV vehicles that … Continue reading

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TEK Military Seating LLP

  TEK Seating was formed 40 years ago by the Fleming family to support low to medium volume bus, coach, truck, agricultural, material handling, construction and specialist vehicle convertors (work vehicles) with OEM specification vehicle seating. Paul Fleming, MD, is … Continue reading

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SHOXs Shock Mitigation Technology

One of SOCOM’s priorities on the Maritime side of the house was shock mitigation for the passengers and crew on SOC-R boats. SHOXS had an interesting array of shock absorbing seats at SOFIC 2014. There is a considerable amount of … Continue reading

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SOFIC-2013 JetLev R200

The JetLev R200 was part of the waterfront exhibit. As I watched the demonstration, I couldn’t help wondering why any respectable SEAL would use one of these. I mean, they look like a lot of fun, but I wondered what … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2013–S&S Precision Stalker MPTV

There is an amazing amount of James Bond(ish) technology at SOFIC and this year is no different. I have no doubts that “Q” would turn green with envy. One such item is S&S Precision’s MPTV (multi-purpose tactical vehicle). This vehicle … Continue reading

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What Is An SMSS?

The SMSS or Squad Mission Support System is a family of unmanned ground vehicles or UGV designed to take some of the load off a 9 to 14 man team. Think of it as a 6-wheeled ATV that’s capable of carrying a … Continue reading

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Special Operations Force (SOF) Land Mobility

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SOFIC – Gallery

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SOFIC 2011 – Mobility

Understanding and Communicating are all prerequisites to Engage but the equation falls apart if you can’t move your teams with safety, speed, reliability, and a modicum of comfort; a lesson learned from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where better than … Continue reading

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