by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Belgium's Council of Ministers have approved a request by Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput to acquire 199 Light Troop Transport Vehicles.
The purchase, approved on Friday, was part of an urgent renewal of vehicles operated by the country's Special Operations Forces and obtained in the early 1990s.
The Ministry of Defense said special operation forces act with speed, autonomy and flexibility, so it was necessary to equip them with vehicles that could be transported by air and by water.
The full purchase will include 199 standard platform vehicles, 175 mission modules that can be installed on the standard platform, and 42 ballistic protection kits and accompanying vehicle armament, including grenade launchers.
Ambulance versions of the LATV would be included with the purchase order, as would technical assistance.
The vehicles contracted would be delivered beginning in 2019.
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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