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Rheinmetall's latest Skyranger 35 on Leopard 2 air defense system debuts at Eurosatory 2024.

Rheinmetall unveiled a new self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, currently named Skyranger 35 on Leopard 2, at the Eurosatory 2024 exhibition. Combining a Leopard 2 hull with a Skyranger 35 mobile air defense system turret, this hybrid vehicle suggests a potential replacement for the Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) built on the Leopard 1 main battle tank chassis.

The purpose of fitting a Leopard 2A4 tank's hull with a Skyranger 35 turret is to create a new mobile ground-based air defense (GBAD) system based on this chassis, as the Skyranger 35 is designed to provide short-range air defense against aerial threats such as drones, helicopters, and low-flying aircraft, as well as ground threats. It features a 35mm revolver cannon capable of firing up to 1,000 rounds per minute and is equipped with advanced sensors for 360° surveillance and target tracking. This system can operate autonomously or be integrated into larger air defense networks, enhancing the protection of mobile units and critical infrastructure, like the Gepard 1A2.

The Skyranger 35 is a mobile air defense system developed by Rheinmetall, equipped with a 35mm Oerlikon Revolver Cannon capable of firing 1,000 rounds per minute with an effective range of up to 4,000 meters. It is designed to counter various aerial threats, including UAVs, helicopters, and missiles, using programmable time-delay ammunition to enhance its ability to hit small and fast-moving targets. The system includes an integrated sensor suite with X-band or Ku-band radar, providing a detection range of up to 30 kilometers, and an electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera with a laser rangefinder for automatic target tracking.

Therefore, this new vehicle could potentially replace older mobile air defense systems such as the Gepard anti-aircraft gun or other less advanced short-range air defense (SHORAD) systems. In terms of performance, this new vehicle will outclass the aging Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) built on the Leopard 1 main battle tank chassis. The Gepard 1A2 is equipped with twin 35mm Oerlikon KDA autocannons, each with a firing rate of 550 rounds per minute, totaling 1,100 rounds per minute. These cannons use various types of 35mm ammunition, including SAPHEI, HEI, and FAPDS rounds, for an effective range against air targets of up to 5,000 meters.

https://www.armyrecognition.com/news/army-news/army-news-2024/rheinmetalls-latest-skyranger-35-on-leopard-2-air-defense-system-debuts-at-eurosatory-2024
#92
KM / Re: Vervanging rupsvoertuigen ...
Last post by Harald - 19/06/2024 | 09:25 uur
Citaat van: Parera op 17/06/2024 | 20:22 uurWat mij betreft ook zeer interessant voor het KMARNS als vervanging van de BV-206 & Vikings.

Dat was ook mijn gedachte toen ik het voertuig zag of eventueel een aanvulling.
Een interessant programma om in de gaten te houden, helaas is Nederland als land geen deelnemer. 

#93
KM / Re: Vervanging rupsvoertuigen ...
Last post by Harald - 19/06/2024 | 09:18 uur



Future Highly Mobile Augmented Armour System (FAMOUS)  (interessant programma)

The prototype is a 15-ton armoured personnel carrier (APC) variant, capable of carrying a crew of two and 10 personnel and payload of 3.5 tons. It can purportedly reach a top speed of 88 kilometers per hour (55 mph) with a maximum range of 600 kilometers (373 miles) and capability to move across "soft soil, hard ground and snow"

FAMOUS vehicles will be are protected up to NATO STANAG Level K1 and M1 as "light" APCs and have capacity to travel through water at speeds up to 4 kilometers per hour (2.5 mph).

It can cross a 2m ditch and climb a gradient of 60%.

The hull is of all welded steel with various applique armour systems also being offered for higher survivability.

the prototype was displayed with Kongsberg's Protector RS6 remote weapon station (RWS) with 30mm cannon from KNDS France.

https://breakingdefense.com/2024/06/together-famous-finnish-firm-unveils-pan-european-apc-prototype/
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/patria-reveals-famous-tracked-vehicle/
#95
KL / Re: Fennek MLU / vervangings o...
Last post by Kornet43 - 18/06/2024 | 20:05 uur
Citaat van: Zander op 18/06/2024 | 19:32 uurToen de Fennek werd ingevoerd was hij al te klein voor de BGU dat uit het SMP voortkwam.
Kwa mobiliteit niets te klagen, kwa groeipotentieel te veel om op te noemen.
Juist daarom aansluiten bij de nieuwe Duitse spähpanzer Fuchs Evolution met Valhalla LuWa toren om drones te bestrijden, en die bovendien amfibisch is en veel beter bestand tegen mijnen en IED's dan de veel te kleine en zwak gepantserde Fennek.
#96
KM / Re: NH-90 Helikopters
Last post by Parera - 18/06/2024 | 20:04 uur
French Army's NH90 for Special Forces has started flight testing



Marignane -  Airbus Helicopters has launched the flight test campaign for the prototype of the NH90 Standard 2. This standard is one of the latest NH90 configurations and is being developed specifically for the French Army Aviation, to support special forces operations. The French Ministry for Armed Forces has ordered a total of 18 NH90s in the Standard 2 configuration. Flight testing will continue until the end of the year in accordance with the schedule agreed with the French Armament General Directorate (Direction Générale de l'Armement).

The Standard 2 configuration includes the integration of the Safran Euroflir 410 electro-optical system, a new digital map generator, installation for a third crew member and new enlarged rear sliding windows able to accommodate self-protection guns.

The tests will validate the design of the new configuration. The prototype of the NH90 Standard 2 has also been equipped with mechanical and electrical provisions dedicated to the Distributed Aperture System (DAS) and a new generation Helmet Mounted Sight Digital Display (HMSD-DD) in the view of a future integration at a later stage. These systems will improve the special forces capabilities to operate in highly demanding conditions.

These flight tests are part of the programme launched in 2020 by the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) and NHIndustries (NHI) and its partner companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) for the development and the upgrade of 10 NH90 TTHs in the Standard 2 configuration.

Following the programme launch, in December 2023, NAHEMA on behalf of the French Ministry for Armed Forces, awarded a contract to NHIndustries for the production of eight additional NH90 TTHs in the Standard 2 configuration, thus renewing their confidence in the NH90 programme.

By the end of the decade, the French Army Aviation will operate 81 NH90 TTHs. The NH90 was first delivered to the French Army in 2011. Sixty-three NH90 TTHs have been delivered so far. It was deployed in operation for the first time in Mali in 2014 and has since reached 50,000 flight hours in total.

The French armed forces' NH90s are supported by NHI under the NH90 Operational Support (NOS) contract common with Germany, a performance based agreement delegating a major part of the nation's logistics and maintenance activity to NHI and enabling the customers to focus on their critical operations.

NHIndustries is the largest rotorcraft joint venture and it is responsible for the design, manufacturing and support of the NH90 helicopter, one of the leaders in the latest generation of military helicopters. The Company takes the best from the European rotorcraft and defence industry, being owned by Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), Leonardo (32%) and GKN Fokker (5.5%). Each company has a long aerospace pedigree and brings the top of its skills and expertise to the end product.

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2024-06-french-armys-nh90-for-special-forces-has-started-flight-testing#:~:text=Marignane%20%2D%20Airbus%20Helicopters%20has%20launched,to%20support%20special%20forces%20operations.

Toch is dit ook een gave kist voor SOF taken  :silent:  l
#97
KL / Re: Fennek MLU / vervangings o...
Last post by Parera - 18/06/2024 | 20:02 uur
Citaat van: Huzaar1 op 18/06/2024 | 14:48 uurMammoth is veel te klein. Kleiner dan de Fennek en het voertuig zal toch wel ietsjes groeien.

Dan is er ongetwijfeld een nieuw voertuig te ontwikkelen door Defenture met de ervaringen rondom de GRF/Vector en Mammoth specifiek voor de taak als fennek vervanger ;)
#98
https://nos.nl/artikel/2525117-rutte-wordt-topman-navo-roemeense-tegenkandidaat-gaat-zich-terugtrekken

Rutte wordt topman NAVO, Roemeense tegenkandidaat gaat zich terugtrekken


Mark Rutte wordt de nieuwe secretaris-generaal van de NAVO. Nu ook Hongarije de kandidatuur van Rutte volledig steunt, is alleen nog het wachten op de terugtrekking van de enige tegenkandidaat, de Roemeense president Iohannis. Ingewijden bevestigen aan de NOS dat Iohannis dat op korte termijn gaat doen.

In een eerste reactie zegt de huidige secretaris-generaal van de NAVO Jens Stoltenberg dat de selectie van de nieuwe topman bijna rond is en hij noemt Rutte "een sterke kandidaat".

Een formele procedure om te worden aangenomen voor de NAVO-topfunctie is er niet, maar voor de benoeming moeten wel alle 32 leden van het militair bondgenootschap akkoord gaan. Dat betekent dat een kandidaat geconfronteerd kan worden met allerlei wensenlijstjes vanuit de lidstaten in ruil voor hun steun.

Rutte wist al snel veel steun te verkrijgen en hij was vanaf het begin de favoriete kandidaat van de Verenigde Staten, de belangrijkste partner in de NAVO.

Wel lagen enkele landen dwars. Zo moest er een privébezoek van demissionair premier Rutte aan de Turkse president Erdogan aan te pas komen om een aantal zorgen bij hem weg te nemen.

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#99
KL / Re: Fennek MLU / vervangings o...
Last post by Zander - 18/06/2024 | 19:32 uur
Citaat van: Huzaar1 op 18/06/2024 | 14:48 uurMammoth is veel te klein. Kleiner dan de Fennek en het voertuig zal toch wel ietsjes groeien.
Toen de Fennek werd ingevoerd was hij al te klein voor de BGU dat uit het SMP voortkwam.
Kwa mobiliteit niets te klagen, kwa groeipotentieel te veel om op te noemen.
#100
Citaat van: Benji87 op 18/06/2024 | 17:31 uurLekker Gijs, ik ben hartstikke blij dat ik op je gestemd heb. Ik hoop dat je de frisse wind gaat zijn die onze mensen nodig hebben. Aan je enthousiasme zal het in ieder geval niet liggen  ;)  succes en hopelijk kan je in schoof II doorschuiven als mindef.

Ben wel oke met alle aandacht en bemensing die Defensie nu krijgt. Maar er moet heel veel gebeuren, waaronder 1 van zijn punten; de inkoop protocollen. Die zijn belachelijk.