Cookies on Zenoot

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. More info

1 minute read

NP Aerospace secures armour contract for German Army vehicles

Leading global armour provider, NP Aerospace, has been awarded a contract by Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG) to supply vehicle armour for the German Army’s WIESEL 1 Armoured Weapons Carrier (AWC) vehicle.

NP Aerospace will supply its lightweight CAMAC armour solutions for 181 AWC vehicles over a two-year period. CAMAC is a patented, composite vehicle armour solution that provides ultra-light enhanced survivability for platform and crew, increased ground manoeuvrability and improved air transportability.

WIESEL 1 was developed for the German Army to meet a requirement for an air-transportable light armoured tracked vehicle, for use by airborne troops. The key focus of the government-funded upgrade programme is chassis improvements, ballistic and mine protection and the integration of communications and weapons systems. It applies to three AWC variants, ensuring they remain in service beyond 2030.

NP Aerospace is to supply vehicle armour for the German Army’s WIESEL Platform / Picture: Getty/iStock

 

James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace, said: “We are thrilled with this contract award and the relationship we have built with FFG in securing this opportunity. It further highlights NP Aerospace’s world class armour technology and our ability to deliver complex vehicle armour integration programmes on time and on budget.”

Helge Carstensen, director of the military programs division at FFG, added: “We are proud of this result – this contract is an important project for us and at the same time a confirmation of the good work of the FFG during the Service Life Extension measures. This will further strengthen our position as a reliable supplier to the German Armed Forces and will once again prove our ability to deliver on schedule and on budget.”


This content is copyright of Zenoot Ltd and its originator. You can use extracts, share or link to this page and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site. Bulk copying of text is not permitted. You can view our Terms of Use here.