FN Herstal To Equip Luxemburg Army CLRV Vehicles With DeFNder Medium Remote Weapon Station
The Ministry of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has not too long ago chosen Thales, program prime contractor, FN Herstal and Normal Dynamics European Land Programs (GDELS), program subcontractors, to produce eighty Command Liaison and Reconnaissance Autos (CLRVs) to the Luxembourg Military. These new technology armoured automobiles will combine high-tech tools, considerably enhancing communication, info administration and collaborative fight capabilities, in addition to crew security. The CLRVs that are primarily based on the Normal Dynamics European Land Programs (GDELS) EAGLE V wheeled armored automobile will substitute the present “Hummer” and “PRV” automobiles.
Julien Compère, CEO of FN Herstal mentioned “FN Herstal is extraordinarily proud to contribute to equipping Luxembourg’s Military with actually state-of-the-art armoured automobiles. The selection of the Authorities of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will contribute to strengthening European defence initiatives and NATO capabilities, together with collaboration between their respective armies. FN Herstal would additionally wish to thank Thales, this system’s prime contractor, for its confidence and our longstanding, high-quality collaboration. Along with GDELS, we’ll present the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with the most effective in our subject right now.”
The Command Liaison and Reconnaissance Autos (CLRVs) shall be outfitted with deFNder® Medium Distant Weapon Stations, produced by FN Herstal in Belgium. These stations supply optimum security for the operatorsand a modular structure to fulfill a variety of self-defence or collective missions. The Luxembourg CLRVs will assist enhance European interoperability, which is a strategic pillar for future collaborative fight operations by European armed forces. The acquisition program was supported by the NATO Assist and Procurement Company (NSPA), which additionally ensures their interoperability with NATO international locations.
The deFNder Medium is a Distant Weapon Station (RWS) designed, developed, and manufactured by the Belgian firearms Firm FN Herstal. The deFNder Medium is the medium weight distant weapon station of FN Herstal RWS household. It could possibly combine all FN Herstal machine weapons as much as .50 cal, together with the distinctive FN M3R machine gun with a excessive firing charge of 1,100 RPM . The RWS might be configured for quite a lot of weapons together with the MINIMI 5.56 (M249), MINIMI 7.62 (MK48), MAG (M240), M2HB, M2HB-QCB, M3P machine gun and 40mm AGL Automated Grenade Launcher. The deFNder™ Medium has been designed with a low silhouette, lower than 640 mm excessive, with a complete weight of lower than 120 kg.
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