Middle East nations will seek to integrate CRT onto their platforms
Soucy Defence Division exhibits their Composite Rubber Track (CRT) at the Canadian Pavilion on booth 01-B60.
Soucy has an operationally proven system serving in conflict theatres such as Iraq and Afghanistan on Canada’s M113,the UK’s BVS10 (VIKING) and Norway’s CV90 vehicles. A more recent CRT trial was conducted under a joint programme with BAE Systems on a WARRIOR Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) at the UKs Armoured Trials & Development Unit where its advantages surpassed the expected capabilities. The 5,000km, 3-month trial was conducted to strict mission profile parameters directed by the UK MOD, ensuring the CRT was trialled in a realistic operational environment.
“With CRT being on average 50% lighter than conventional Steel Track (ST) and able to operate in temperatures up to 50° Celsius, it is thought that more and more Middle East nations will seek to integrate CRT onto their platforms such as BMP3, M109 and the MCV-80 Desert WARRIOR,” the company states.