AMV family + CANDL, ARIS, MUSCL + more
Patria showcases its armoured wheeled vehicles and selected intelligence, surveillance and data link products at IDEX 2019 on stand 10 – B10/C09. Several products are showcased:
Patria AMV product family combines high payload capacity with the latest technology. These features enable simultaneous integration of a high level of protection with heavy weapon systems without compromising mobility of the vehicle.
Patria NEMO turreted, remote-controlled 120mm mortar system, is an indirect fire support system, but due to its direct fire capability, it can also be used for self-defence. It can also fire Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) fire missions where up to five grenades are hitting the target simultaneously. The light and compact turret is easily installable on light, tracked chassis or wheeled armoured vehicles in the 6×6/8×8 class.
At IDEX 2019, Patria showcases the Patria AMV 8×8 with the NEMO 120mm mortar system turret equipped with a 120mm smoothbore mortar and Fire Management System. In addition to this, Patria AMVXP armoured wheeled vehicle is also integrated with Leonardo’s HITFACT I turret. The weapon system consists of 120mm smoothbore L45 calibre low-recoil cannon capable of firing all NATO 120mm standard ammunitions and a 7,62mm Coaxial Machine Gun. The Fire Control System includes commander’s independent observation day/thermal sight and gunners primary stabilized day/thermal sight with a full hunter-killer capability. The weapon system is completed with a 7,62mm pintle mount machine-gun operated by the vehicle commander and a 12,7mm HMG operated by the loader. Patria AMVXP provides further strength to the company’s product range. The abbreviation XP stands for Extra Payload, Extra Performance and Extra Protection.
Patria’s expertise is based on decades of experience and major investment in product development. Patria AMV product family and Patria NEMO mortar system are the highest-profile products in this range. Both AMV and NEMO are market leaders in their product segments.
AMV products are under continuous development and are fitted with the latest technology. Patria AMV’s structural solutions enable a high payload capacity, a high level of protection and the integration of heavy weapons systems. The vehicle has received excellent feedback from customers for its performance in combat and crisis management operations in Afghanistan and Chad.
Today’s defence forces are facing new threats from capable adversaries. Emergence of drones and stealth technology requires new methods for air surveillance. Capable adversaries are having also very advanced weapon systems with software defined radar sensors that can easily change their parameters. Coping with these new agile threats requires new tools for electronic intelligence (ELINT) to provide better strategic analysis of radars and their tactics as well as faster analysis cycle and updates for emitter databases.
To help customers in this prevailing threat scenario, Patria has rolled out a new sensor product family consisting of passive RF sensors detecting signals in radio frequency spectrum (RF). The sensor product family includes ARIS Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and ARIS-E Electronic Support Measures (ESM) systems that are used for radar signal analysis and geolocation as well as a passive radar MUSCL that is used for covert air surveillance.
In addition to new sensor family, Patria has developed the Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) to provide the best communication performance on the market, in a very compact size. CANDL is a compact data link for air-to-air and air-to-ground applications requires high reliability, dynamic networking with several members and long communication ranges, for example Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) operations, Intra-Flight Data Links (IFDL) and Live Virtual Constructive training (LVC) systems. It provides reliable long-range communication between up to 24 members in the same network. Network configuration is automatic allowing dynamic joining/leaving of new members in the network as well as extending range to beyond line of sight by relaying data. Data communication is encrypted, and it is possible to use an optional internal COMSEC module as well. CANDL has full Internet Protocol compatibility, therefore integration with any modern platforms is easy and there are no limitations for transmitted date types (e.g.; C2, voice, HD video and DIS/HLA are supported).
ARIS remote operable Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) system used to intercept, record and analyse radar signals. With ARIS one can master strategic ELINT in today’s complex signal environment and make fast updates to ELINT databases. ARIS is remote operable, which means that operators can use several deployed ARIS systems from a centralised operator centre through network connection. ARIS has superb measurement accuracy and its user interface and tools are very intuitive and easy to use which makes operators very productive. Results of the analysis are exported to emitter database for later identification. ARIS can be delivered in four different levels of system integration ranging from ELINT analysis application for analysing recorded signals to fully integrated self-contained ELINT capability.
ARIS-E, which is a new Electronic Support Measures (ESM) product building on ARIS, provides automatic identification, real-time geolocation and tracking of radars on the battlefield. ARIS and ARIS-E together deliver comprehensive tools for strategic and tactical ELINT/ESM for various needs. ARIS-E is based on a modular architecture and compact size enabling configurations for naval and land based operations. ARIS and ARIS-E together deliver comprehensive tools for strategic and tactical radar ELINT/ESM for various needs.
MUSCL passive radar system is a covert and easily deployable air surveillance system, using signals from existing radio and TV broadcast networks for target detection and tracking. The system uses signals from existing radio and TV broadcast networks for target detection and tracking. Therefore, MUSCL does not need to produce own radar signals, which makes it practically invisible for adversaries as well as enabling safe deployments and use in urban areas. Due to physical characteristics of radio/TV signals and multistatic operation (i.e. transmitter and receiver at different locations), the system has capabilities to detect stealth and low flying targets. MUSCL has various applications such as military air surveillance, border control, critical infrastructure protection and drone detection.