After consulting widely with the industry and users the conclusion reached by Defence IQ was that IEDs would continue to be an ever-present threat, so that good blast/IED protection must be taken into account in any future armoured vehicle design.
Active systems (or some other major innovation currently un-identified) were also seen to have the greatest potential impact by 60% of respondents, and 80% saw blast/IED protection as being critically important, the highest percentage view regarding any type of threat including ballistics and RPGs.
Download the report from http://www.defenceiq.com/amoured-vehicles/white-papers/international-armoured-vehicles-market-report-2013/
ABBS has received further UK MOD funding to assist the development and optimisation of the motor systems used to apply downwards impulse to the vehicles. The motor systems can now be made at very low weight so that an overall weight saving for the vehicle may be possible.
Held in Abu Dhabi, ABBS will be showcasing its VAFS and VGAM technology, with a focus on the VIP vehicle, SUV, and LAV application areas.
Recent full scale tests have demonstrated the technical viability and practicality of the VAFS and VGAM technology.
The possibility of mine-protecting light vehicles/SUV’s etc. was clearly demonstrated.
ABBS VAFS/VGAM technology wins Best Technical Innovation award.
ABBS will be announcing the availability of its VGAM and VAFS active blast protection systems at the Vehicle Survivability Conference in Berlin. November 28th – December 1st 2011. More to follow…
Come and see us at IAV International Armoured Vehicles 2010
Date: February 1 – 5, 2010 (Exhibition February 2 – 3)
Location: The Excel Centre, London, UK
IAV stand number 142/146
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