Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has commissioned KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) to supply a further cabin for the Swedish Army's vehicle egress trainer. The contract signing took place at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando/Florida.
Components of the contract include the development, manufacture, and integration of an interchangeable ARCHER artillery system cabin for the existing system and an option for additional vehicle cabins.
The ARCHER interchangeable cabin will be manufactured by Swedish partner W5 Solutions and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2024.
The training unit developed by KMW is capable of accommodating specially manufactured vehicle cabins and simulating rollovers. This allows the crew to train egress while the vehicle is in various orientations.
The Swedish Army currently has a total of three vehicle egress trainer systems with which it trains egress from CV90 cabins.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a company belonging to the Franco-German defence technology group KNDS, is the market leader in Europe for heavily armoured wheel and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Brazil, Greece, United Kingdom, Mexico, Singapore and the USA, more than 4,000 employees develop, manufacture and support a comprehensive product portfolio. This ranges from air-transportable and heavily armoured wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, AMPV*, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) to reconnaissance air defence and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, remote controlled howitzer 155, self-propelled howitzer 2000, DONAR* and AGM) to main battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), armoured infantry fighting vehicles (PUMA*) and bridge-laying systems. It also includes command and information systems as well as remote-controlled gun mounts with reconnaissance and observation equipment. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG also has extensive system expertise in the areas of civilian and military simulation. The armed forces of more than 50 countries around the world rely on KMW deployment systems.
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