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Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles

Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles

The new StormRider is the latest member of the SandCat FoV and is built around the same rugged Ford components. The StormRider is engineered as a fully structural Monocoque, doing away with a ladder-frame chassis – 4×4 Tactical Armored Vehicles, Independent Suspensions & CTIS, 2a/2b Mine Protection and STANAG Level II/III all-round protection and provides increased payload capacity including AWD with Differential Locks integrated militarycapabilities. First launched in 2005, the SandCat has evolved into a broad Family of Vehicles, fielded in over 16 countries across 5 continents. Now joining the range is the StormRider models, the first new vehicles which are based on Plasan’s 4th generation SandCat architecture.

Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles

Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles


The new armored floor design achieves a higher level of underbelly mine protection without paying the usual price in weight and height. The StormRider maintains the SandCat’s compact dimensions, easy access 5-door design, with a new Independent suspensions, All-wheel-Drive and integrated CTIS for caring 10 soldiers with uncompromised 4×4 Tactical Mobility for a sub-12t GVW. Peripheral protection is modular and can be configured between STANAG 2 and STANAG 3 (or equivalent) subject to payload requirements. Firing ports permit the crew to fire their weapons from the safety of the protected cabin and the interior is designed to accommodate many different communications systems and other equipment. Two-zone air-conditioning is standard and options include independent heater, NBC filtration, Fire-Suppression Systems, situational awareness systems and either manual or remote-controlled roof-mounted weapons.
Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles

Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles


New heavy-duty door-handles open the doors with an ease unheard of on armored vehicles. Inside, dual combat-locks ensure that the doors stay safely closed, even after a blast event. Floating floors, footpads, and eight Energy Attenuating (EA) blast seats protect the occupants and even more importantly keep them comfortable over long missions. The SandCat’s distinctive glass shapes are optimized for field of view and light weight. In fact the entire design is the result of optimizing geometry and materials to maximize space, payload, and protection, and minimize weight. The interior is well-insulated and spacious, designed specifically to accept integration of any equipment a user could need.
Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles

Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles


In the new variants you will find Plasan’s Past Experience in “Kitted-Hull” Combat Proven Integrated Survivability Systems (ISS) at all protection levelsdefense and automotive systems withcomprehensiveknowledge of worldwide industry and military standards and regulations. Plasan’s “Kitted Hull” Design is ideal for local production and Transfer of Technology (ToT) to Latin America local industry – Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration, Maintenance and Service. The SandCat M-LPV and StormRider are built on the heritage of the only original SandCat. More than ever, the SandCat gets you to your mission, and brings you safely home.

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Hamza 6x6 MCV Armoured Vehicle

Hamza 6×6 MCV Armoured Vehicle

The Hamza 6×6 MCV is a new Modular Design Multi-Role combat vehicle, fully designed and developed by the Pakistani Company Cavalier Group to response to the new needs of Pakistani army. The vehicle can accommodate a total of 13 military personnel including driver, commander and gunner. The Hamza can be fitted with a full range of weapon system including small turret or remote weapon station which can be armed with machine gun or automatic cannon up to 30 mm caliber. The vehicle is motorized with a Cummins ISM 500 6 cylinders Turbo Charged and Intercooled diesel engine coupled to an Allison 6 speed automatic transmission. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 110 km with a maximum cruising range of 500 km

Hamza 6x6 MCV Armoured Vehicle

Hamza 6×6 MCV Armoured Vehicle


The vehicle features a V-shaped wall monocoque armored hull design and offers advanced protection features and superior off-road mobility and can operate in urban, mountainous and difficult rural terrains. The hull of the HAMZA 6×6 provides standard protection Level 4 STANAG 4569, with ballistic protection against firing of small arms 14.5 mm caliber and mine blast of 10 kg of TNT under the wheels. The vehicle can be fitted with an armour package to increase the protection to Level 5 STANAG 4569. The HAMZA 6×6 has a combat weight from 20 to 22 tons with a payload capacity of 7 tons maximum.
Hamza 6x6 MCV Armoured Vehicle

Hamza 6×6 MCV Armoured Vehicle


The Cavalier Energy and Defence Systems Group is a fully integrated group dealing primarily in the Energy, Defence and Information Technology sectors. The comprises of three major divisions, the Energy Division and the Defence Systems Division. The group was established in 2001, is ISO 9001:2008 certified and registered with all major Defence Institutions and Energy Sector Departments. The group draws on the technical, commercial and project management abilities of over 200 staff members spanning over five locations across the globe including United Kingdom, United States of America, China and United Arab Emirates.

Nurol Makina

Nurol Makina

Nurol Makina ve Sanayi A.S. (Nurol Makina) was founded in 1976 to deliver turnkey industrial plants and perform large scale contracting regarding steel construction and machinery production. Nurol Makina is a manufacturer of tactical wheeled armoured vehicles (TWAV) and special-purpose platforms for both Turkish and international users and provides innovative vehicle designs for defence applications. Nurol Makina has started her activities in the field of defense industry after the establishment of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) in Turkey. Nurol Makina established its facilities at Sincan, Ankara Industrial Zone in 1992. Until today, Nurol Makina has carried out many critical projects in an indoor area of 25.000 m2 on a land of 65.000 m2 with its qualified and experienced personnel.

NMS 4X4 Light Armored Vehicles

NMS 4X4 Light Armored Vehicles


NMS, which is designed by Nurol Makina ve San. A.Ş. has V shaped monocoque body and indigenous chassis. Improvements that have been made in drive-train, make the vehicle extremely fast and maneuverable on a variety of conditions. Offering high protection at a lower weight brings unique superiority to the vehicle in combat areas against the most aggressive and asymmetric threats. The vehicle designed for variety of missions, offers combat troops a range of capabilities ranging from carrying weapons systems to reconnaissance missions. NMS with next generation design and features, is a perfect combination of scalable armor and composite material.
Ejder Yalçın 4X4 Armored Combat Vehicle

Ejder Yalçın 4X4 Armored Combat Vehicle


EJDER YALÇIN 4×4 Armored Combat Vehicle a unique platform that has high protection and mobility, is developed to meet the operational requirements of military units and security forces in every region including rural and urban areas. By its unique design and high payload capacity, different payloads can be integrated; therefore EJDER YALÇIN 4×4 can be customized for various applications. With its powerful diesel engine, high torque capability and fully independent suspension system, the vehicle offers superior off-road performance. During the development of EJDER YALÇIN 4×4, in addition to the superior protection features, user’s operational & ergonomic requirements were also considered and an ideal platform was created for the personnel to operate more efficiently and more secure in the field.
Ejder Toma Riot Control Vehicle

Ejder Toma Riot Control Vehicle


EJDER TOMA®, which has 4×4 mobility, indigenous military chassis and fully independent suspension system, is manufactured for the security forces to interfere quickly and effectively against the civil
disobedience. EJDER TOMA® which was uniquely designed by Nurol Makina, has been developed to maintain public order and security in rural and urban areas as well as border regions with its high
off-road performance. All the tools, equipment, hardware electronics and software used in Ejder TOMA 4×4, is originally developed by Nurol Makina. Thus any configuration change or additional requirement can be implemented at minimum cost & time even to the vehicles in service.
Ilgaz-II 4X4 Internal Security Vehicle

Ilgaz-II 4X4 Internal Security Vehicle


ILGAZ-II 4×4 was developed in order to meet the requirements of special operation forces, military units and security forces to intervene illegal demonstrations, restoring public order and for rapid response in residential and rural areas. Into the design phase of ILGAZ-II 4×4, Nurol Makina paid particular attention to the crews protection while ensuring that the crew can carry out their tasks safely and effectively. ILGAZ-II 4X4; offers special solutions for the different requirements of users with Ambulance, Anti-Tank Vehicle, Combat Vehicle, Command & Control Vehicle, Recce & Surveillance Vehicle, Counter Terrorism Vehicle, Internal Security Vehicle, Crime Scene Investigation Vehicle.

Puma Streit Group 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Streit Group Puma 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

The Puma is 4×4 APC (Armoured Personnel carrier) designed, produced and manufactured by the Company Streit Group, the world’s leading privately-owned vehicle armoring company, a success built on the proven performance of its customized security and civil armored vehicles in testing conflict zones. The vehicle was unveiled for the first in February 2013, at IDEX the International Defense Exhibition of Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. The Puma is a reliable and highly protected APC with proven capabilities.

Streit Group Puma 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Streit Group Puma 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier


Puma Armored Personnel Carrier is designed to protect against ballistic threats with an outstanding on and off road capability thanks to its high powered 5.7 Liter petrol engine. With a large payload, crew compartment and an option to fit a large remote controlled weapons station enables Puma to provide an ideal fire support platform. The vehicles components such as suspension and brake system are fully upgraded to meet the specification of the end usage enabling the vehicle to take on many rolls, both military and civil defense.
Streit Group Puma 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Streit Group Puma 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier


The Puma APC is currently in service with many armies and security forces in the world. With its 4×4 maneuverability, nimble performance and aggressive stance, it can safely navigate in the most challenging of urban environments. It is also highly customizable to meet any requirements for specific missions. The vehicle can be used for a wide range of missions including peacekeeping operations. Puma is specifically designed for high speed mobility operations such as Quick Reaction Force, and Convoy Escort duties.

Guardian 2.0 Remote Control Weapons Station (RWS)

Guardian 2.0 Remote Control Weapons Station (RWS)

The Guardian 2.0 is a Remote Control Weapons Station (RWS) for 12.7 mm that could be adapted for 5.56mm and 7.62 mm cannon, lightweight and compact. The system is 2 axes gyro-stabilized and it operates day and night for combat, surveillance, target identification and tracking missions. Specially designed to be integrated in a wide range of platforms and vehicles, this system provides defence capabilities for short and medium ranges with high firing accuracy being a reliable solution against asymmetric threats. The Guardian 2.0 RwS designed and built by the Spanish Company Escribano Mechanical and Engineering.

Guardian 2.0 Remote Control Weapons Station (RWS)

Guardian 2.0 Remote Control Weapons Station (RWS)


The Guardian 2.0 is an RWS for lightweight weapons, such as 12.7 and 7.62 mm machine guns. Through its sensors, it can identify and acquire targets up to the distance of 4.5 km. The sensors include a cooled IR camera, a CCD camera that is capable of detecting targets up to 8 km and recognize them at 4.5 km. The Guardian 2.0 users have the option to integrate a smoke or grenade launcher, an anti-aircraft missile or an acoustic gun detection system. The station is an update of the previous version, already in use with the Spanish Armed Forces, now offering better technical characteristics such as faster reaction time for the gun, better stabilization and the sensors ability to provide improved situational awareness.

TOPAZ Automated Fire Command and Control System

TOPAZ Automated Fire Command and Control System

TOPAZ is a fully integrated Combat Management System enhancing situational awareness and providing support in strategy, mission planning. In order to increase the speed of the process of turning informational advantage into faster and more effective military decisions and ensure precise actions with maximum use of all available assets, WB GROUP’s engineers and constructors designed a system enhancing situational awareness and crisis response capabilities according to OODA (Observe Orient Decide Act) loop. Situational awareness, precise and quick data transmission along with security and reliability in the most extreme conditions are crucial on the contemporary battlefield.

WR-40 Langusta self-propelled multiple rocket launcher

WR-40 Langusta self-propelled multiple rocket launcher


TOPAZ ICMS ( integrated combat management system) facilitates an adaptive workflow drawing upon the core elements in battle: overwatch/observation, management/logistics and strike. TOPAZ facilitates the battlefield management at every command level, enables a real-time analysis of information acquired from reconnaissance and observation systems and ensures the precise strike with use of the available loitering munitions systems. The system also enables the control of all logistic assets, including ammunition reserves and technical condition of vehicles by the commander. The key advantage of TOPAZ is its modularity and scalability. This allows to build various configurations that connect all WB GROUP’s products and functions.
Krab self-propelled multiple rocket launcher

Krab self-propelled multiple rocket launcher


WB Group is the creator and manufacturer of the ZZKO TOPAZ system that facilitates command and fire control procedures, also allowing the user to make use of the data provided e.g. by the FlyEye UAVs, in real time. Topaz solution is being utilized by the Polish Armed Forces both in case of the modernized artillery systems: 2S1 Gvozdika, WR-40 Langusta; and, lately, in case of the newly introduced 155 mm Krab self-propelled howitzers and 120 mm Rak self-propelled mortars, with the latter systems being based on the Rosomak APC. Polish-based WB Group is the largest private concern in the defence sector. Technologies offered by the WB Group are based on years of expertise gained during operation of the group’s solutions implemented in Polish armed forces, as well as on long-term cooperation with the most demanding customers all worldwide.

Profense PF M134 Minigun Weapon Systems

Profense PF M134 Minigun Weapon Systems

Profense PF M134 Minigun Weapon Systems is an electrically driven, (28 VDC) automatic Gatling machine gun style with a sustained rate of fire in excess of 3,000 rounds per minute (rpm) (+/- 10%). Optionally, the minigun can be equipped with a “Dual Rate” digitally controlled GCU that allows the user to select either a 1500 RPM or 3000 RPM rate of fire. The M134 fires the standard 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge and utilizes a link-fed ammunition system (M13 Link). The M134 is driven from a self-contained battery power supply, or power provided from the platforms vehicle electrical system.

Profense PF M134 Minigun Weapon Systems

Profense PF M134 Minigun Weapon Systems

The Profense M134 is the most technically advanced M134 Weapon System available supporting U.S. Defense Forces as well as NATO and non-NATO allies. The Minigun exceeds the performance requirements defined in MIL-M-45920 for the U.S. Army and provides “State-of-the-Art” feature enhancements that separate Profense M134 minigun weapon system from the competition.To achieve these objectives, Profense has meticulously inspected each aspect of this gun and designed system level improvements centered on performance, readiness, ease of use and long-term sustainability. they are actually manufacturing their own version of the M134 with several significant design differences from the currently fielded Dillion M134 that is in service all over the world.

Profense PF M134 Minigun Weapon Systems

Profense PF M134 Minigun Weapon Systems

The unique feature enhancements and product improvements to the Profense™ M134 are:

  • Improved Feeder Sprocket to Eliminate Handover Failures
  • Improved Splined Feeder Shaft to Eliminate Roll-Pin Failures and Misalignments
  • Improved Feeder Door to Simplify Ammunition Loading Procedures
  • Single-Tang Bolt Assembly to Reduce Operational Readiness Inspections
  • Aero-Clamp Flash Suppressor Introducing Thermodynamic Cooling Processes’
  • Multi-Functional Gun Control Unit (Ammunition Status/Rounds Counter)
  • Improved Manufacturing Procedures
  • Improved Manufacturing Coatings
  • USG Tier 1 Supply-Chain