The Norwegian Protection Materiel Company (NDMA, Forsvarsbygg) has requested Swedish firm MilDef to improve its fleet of M113 armored personnel carriers for $7.8 million (82 MSEK). This contract is a follow-up order on an present program and a mid-life improve of armored autos within the M113 collection. The brand new supply consists of tactical IT from MilDef’s {hardware} portfolio, integrations, and different companies. The order worth of deliveries in 2022 are estimated to roughly $1.1 million (12 MSEK) and $6.7 million (70 MSEK) in 2023. MilDef will equip the autos with computer systems, shows and community infrastructure for Command and Management. Numerous variants of the M113 armored autos would be the focus for the deliveries on this program.

The M113 is a completely tracked armored personnel service (APC) that was developed and produced by the FMC Company. The M113 was despatched to United States Military Europe to exchange the mechanized infantry’s M59 APCs from 1961. Finally, the M113 was essentially the most broadly used armored car of the U.S. Military within the Vietnam Battle and was used to interrupt by way of heavy thickets within the midst of the jungle to assault and overrun enemy positions. The M113 was the primary aluminum hull fight car to be put into mass manufacturing. A lot lighter than earlier comparable autos, its aluminum armor was designed to be thick sufficient to guard the crew and passengers towards small arms hearth, however gentle sufficient that the car was air transportable and reasonably amphibious.


Norwegian Military M113 Armored Personnel Provider

The Norwegian Armed Forces convert the prevailing M113s to the M113E3 configuration. The improve kits embody powerpack, suspension, weld, air con and hydraulic manifold. These upgrades will complement 72 kits which the corporate offered to Norway between 2007 and 2009, and equipped by BAE Techniques within the USA. BAE Techniques’ suspension upgrades allow the car to make use of rubber band tracks and supply passengers with a smoother trip. The corporate may even present help to the Defence Logistics Organisation in Norway. The Norwegian armed forces put in the kits and take a look at the finished car upgrades at its services in nation. BAE Techniques’ work is anticipated to start in early 2010 and full in July 2011.

For greater than 20 years, MilDef has developed, manufactured and offered rugged IT and particular electronics, primarily to clients within the protection sector. MilDef Group serves a worldwide market with world-leading tactical IT options. Laptops, servers, switches, routers, clever shows , software program and integration companies – the corporate custom-make military-grade IT merchandise and programs, made to carry out within the hardest circumstances. The corporate was began in 1997, with its headquarters in Helsingborg, MilDef’s merchandise are offered to greater than 160 clients by way of MilDef’s subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, the US, and thru associate networks in additional than 30 international locations, predominantly inside the EU. MilDef Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.