by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
The Streit Group has delivered 25 new 4x4 armored personnel carriers to the Nigerian armed forces, the first of 177 vehicles on order.
Streit said late last month that the batch delivered was composed of its Spartan APCs and Typhoon 4×4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles.
The Spartan provides protection against both ballistic and blast threats with crew compartment protection of CEN Level BR6 armor.
The Typhoon 4×4 MRAP, used mainly as a mounted infantry troop carrier and ground support vehicle, can be configured as a command and control vehicle, medical evacuation platform or a forward observation vehicle, Streit said.
The Typhoon provides blast protection to STANAG 4569 Level 3. It also features a V-shaped armored hull.
Additional details of the delivery and the contract for the vehicles were not disclosed by the Canada-headquartered company.
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Orbital ATK has demonstrated its MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun firing a variety of 30mm and 40mm ammunition at an event in Arizona for customers. The demonstration was to showcase the company's development of ammunition for the weapon. The gun, mounted to a Kongsberg Protector Turret and General Dynamics Land Systems Light Armored Vehicle, used 30mm high-explosive incendiary ammuniti ... read more
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