Wehrtechnik & Rüstung, Gemeinsame Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik
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UK Jackals get upgrade for UN mission in Mali
https://www.janes.com/article/94847/uk- ... on-in-maliSupacat Jackal wheeled vehicles trialled the upgrade package during Exercise ‘Wessex Storm’ on Salisbury Plain training area during February, according to a senior British Army officer.
The package was pulled together by the British Army’s Armour Development and Trials Unit (ADTU) at Bovington in Dorset and includes a mast-mounted thermal imaging camera system, a rapid erecting telescopic radio antenna, night vision upgrades, vehicle heaters, and driver wind deflectors. Companies involved in the project include Thales, Safran, Qioptiq, Rollatube, Exsel, and Petards Eyecraft 360, the officer said.
Jackal 1 moves towards hybrid electric drive installation
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... stallationThe UK’s Supacat completed physical modifications to a Jackal 1 4x4 surveillance and reconnaissance vehicle (SRV) in mid-December 2020, and is ready for Magtec to integrate its hybrid electric drive (HED) system.
Jackal 1 4x4 SRVs are powered by a six-cylinder Cummins diesel engine developing 185 hp, coupled to an Allison 2500 five-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case. This gives a maximum road speed of up to 120 km/h, and a range of up to 800 km.
For the HED application, the six-cylinder engine has been replaced by a four-cylinder Cummins diesel engine coupled to a generator that provides power to a bank of batteries located in the rear cargo area, which in turn provides power to the four wheels.
Magtec was selected in August 2020 by NP Aerospace, the lead contractor for the Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Support (PMETS) contract. The company was assessed by NP Aerospace and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) as able to offer a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) HED application for the Jackal 1 with low developmental and programme risk.
When integration is completed, the vehicle will undergo a series of trials at the Millbrook Proving Ground (MPG) in the first quarter of 2021, with these trials expected to be completed in mid-2021.
Wahrscheinlich "lessons identified" aus der Einsatzvorbereitung für EfP ...
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... und dem eigentlichen EfP-Einsatz in Osteuropa:
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