Eine Kongsberg PROTECTOR DRWS mit einer 76 mm-Wurfanlage von Thales Land & Joint Systems, wie sie u.a. auf den Panzerfahrzeugen der British Army Verwendung findet. Eher ungewöhnlich.
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Minister Kehoe travels to Switzerland to visit companies involved with equipment projects for the Defence Forces (12. April 2018)
The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe T.D., together with the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, and senior representatives from the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces travelled to Switzerland today to visit two companies involved with major equipment projects for the Irish Defence Forces.
https://www.defence.ie/press/press-rele ... t-projectsThe Minister will then travel to Kreuzlingen where he will visit the General Dynamics Europe Land Systems (GDELS - MOWAG) facility tomorrow. A maintenance and upgrade programme in respect of the Defence Forces’ fleet of MOWAG Piranha IIIH Armoured Personnel Carriers is currently underway with GDELS-MOWAG, following the signing of a contract in 2016 at a cost of €55m excluding VAT. The eighty-strong fleet was procured from GDELS-MOWAG from 2001 – 2007 and it represents the primary operational equipment capability of the Army. The maintenance and upgrade programme is being undertaken to increase force protection and to ensure the viability of the Pirahna IIIH fleet out to 2030.
Defence Forces Equipment
Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 21 March 2018
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/qu ... -03-21/49/In this regard the Defence Organisation has commenced a maintenance and upgrade programme on the current fleet of 80 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs). This is being carried out by General Dynamics European Land Systems - Mowag, the original manufacturer of the fleet who are based in Switzerland. In addition, 24 armoured utility vehicles have been procured from Centigon, France and 10 armoured logistical vehicles are currently being manufactured by Westward Scania, Ireland.
http://www.copst.com/latest-newsCopenhagen Sensor Technology A/S selected for Irish MoD LSAS program
Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) has been awarded a contract with General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag (GDELS-Mowag) to provide Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) for the Irish Defence Forces Piranha III APC upgrade. This program is set with a delivery plan from 2017 – 2021.
Following negotiations, CST was selected as the preferred supplier by GDELS-Mowag for the LSAS which will provide local situational awareness for each vehicle consisting of both day & night capacity, IR lamps, multi-functional digital displays, matrix and cable set. Images from all sensors can be shared around the vehicle. The functional display can be customized to suit the user / operator’s requirements and multiple images can be viewed on screen to provide maximum information as required.
The structure of the system allows the operator to plug and play with different sensors and will allow future updates as required.
All mission systems will include CST’s Citadel Quattour Cam, which can support both day & night operations, colour and thermal imaging capability to enable the driver and crew members of the vehicle to operate safely and with confidence in all weather conditions. In addition, the mission system will consist of Citadel compact cameras to support a 360-degree surveillance in order to secure, as well as support all crew members during operations.
CST builds upon systems delivered to other customers worldwide, to provide situational awareness systems to the vehicle crew-members with key-words being safety for operators.
“It is with great pleasure for CST to announce this partnership with GDELS-Mowag to supply a complete situational awareness system for the Irish Piranha III upgrade program” says Klaus Aude, Vice President Business Development at CST.
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Tel: +45 51 21 83 36
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Published 13th June, 2017
- Citadel | Situational Awareness Cameras
Defence Forces Equipment
Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 13 April 2017
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/qu ... 04-13/396/There is focus on the essential force protection provided by armoured vehicles, and in this regard a maintenance and upgrade programme has commenced for the current fleet of 80 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) which will seek to ensure viability of the fleet out to 2030.
A contract was agreed in December 2016 with General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag, the original manufacturer of the fleet who is based in Switzerland, for a maintenance and upgrade programme. The value of the contract is €55m exclusive of VAT.
Department of Defence and Defence Forces Annual Report 2016
https://www.military.ie/en/public-infor ... 016_en.pdfA contract was also awarded in 2016 for the maintenance and upgrade of the Defence Forces fleet of MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carriers. This important investment will ensure the viability of the fleet to 2030.
Hier ein irischer Piranha III mit IED-Jammer:
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Weitere GDELS Mowag "Piranha" für Irland?
P.S.: Offensichtlich hat Irland vor ein paar Jahren (Ende 2016/Anfang 2017?) einen oder mehrere RG-32M mit dem Elbit Systems Multi Sensor Reconnaissance & Surveillance System (MRSS) ausgestattet:
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Sonstiges Bildmaterial zu diesem Fahrzeug ist ziemlich spärlich gesät:
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- Ireland risks backlash over defence deal with Israelis (20. September 2009)
A company based in Haifa, Elbit Systems Ltd, has won the multi-million euro contract to supply the Defence Forces with equipment to be mounted on a new fleet of RG-32M armoured vehicles that are being built in South Africa.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i ... 67599.htmlThe surveillance equipment, to be mounted on some of the initial fleet of 27 new Irish armoured vehicles which are being bought for €19.6m from BAE Systems South Africa, will, according to tender documents from the Department of Defence, provide more accuracy for directing artillery fire.
The documents said: "The Defence Forces are cognisant of the requirement for increasing degrees of accuracy, which are required for effective target acquisition, thus avoiding collateral damage, particularly in robust peace support operations."
The surveillance pods will have a range of devices, including a laser range finder, GPS, a long-range day/night sensor observation capability, all mounted in the cargo pod of the vehicle with an extending mast.