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ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS AND INFANTRY VEHICLES

Transporting infantry soldier safely into battle zones has long been an important role for armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs).

Armies used to draw a distinction been tracked AFVs , known as infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), that would operate in the directly in sight of enemy positions and wheeled AFVs, often called armoured personnel carriers or APCs, that delivered troops to just behind the front line, where they would then dismount to advance on foot to engage the enemy. Tracked vehicles could also carry a lot more weight so they tended to be easier to install better armour and greater fire power.



Wheeled AFVs have seen rapid advances over the past 20 years to improve their protection and fire power, as well as their internal systems to enhance crew survivability. Much of this protective technology was developed to meet the needs of counter-insurgency campaigns in Iraq and Syria but has since migrated onto vehicles intended for conventional operations.
The Patria AMV was developed by the Finnish company Patria Vehicles in close cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces has made a strong impact on the global AFV market.
The Patria AMV 8x8 APC version is fitted with the Patria PML 127 OWS turret for 12.7mm heavy machine gun. The infantry fighting vehicle version is fitted with a two-man turret.
The French Army has selected the Nexter / Renault VBCI 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle as a successor to the AMX10P and it is a strong contender in several procurement competitions around the world. The VBCI is a wheeled 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle with modular protection that can be adapted to the threat.
Germany and the Netherlands have a developed and fielded one of the most well protected wheeled APC on the global market. Known as the Boxer, it is produced by an industrial group, ARTEC GmbH, consisting of KMW and Rheinmetall Landsysteme from Germany, and Stork of the Netherlands.
The Boxer"s design is based on a modular structure selected to give the maximum flexibility for multipurpose operations. The vehicle incorporates a high level of standardisation and uses commercially proven automotive components.
Piranha 3+, is the latest generation of the best selling Piranha family of vehicles produced by General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS). Based on the field experience gained from the existing Piranha 3 vehicle fleet, the Piranha 3+ is designed to offer greater crew protection and high manoeuvrability. It features higher payload capacity than its predecessor.
Tracked infantry fighting vehicles are still in demand to take the fight directly to the enemy. The Projekt Systems and Management (PSM) consortium has developed the Puma tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) for the German Army under a programme authorised by the German Federal Parliament in 2002.
The first serial production Puma entered service in 2010 and final delivery is expected for 2020. Rheinmetall is responsible for the development and design of the chassis. The vehicle is operated by a crew of three (commander, gunner and driver) and carries up to eight equipped troops in the rear troop compartment.
Scout SV is the reconnaissance variant of the Specialist Vehicle armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) developed by General Dynamics (GD) UK for the British Army. It was developed as part of the Future Rapid Effects System"s (FRES) Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme of the UK and the first production vehicles are to be delivered late 2017.
Scout SV is one of the first four planned variants to be deployed by the UK Army. The others are the recovery and repair variants and the protected mobility reconnaissance support (PMRS) infantry carrier variant that can carry up to eight soldiers and a crew of two. The planned SV variants include Scout, recovery and repair, ambulance, PMRS troop carrier and command and control SV, but overall approximately 17 variants are possible, including the heavier bridge-layer and the direct fire/light tank variant.
Global markets for APCs and IFVs remain strong with many armies looking to enhance the capabilities of their combat vehicle fleets. Industry has reacted by producing new and innovative vehicles to meet this need.
 
 
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ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS AND INFANTRY VEHICLES

Transporting infantry soldier safely into battle zones has long been an important role for armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs).

Armies used to draw a distinction been tracked AFVs , known as infantry fighting v ...
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