Artillery rocket system provides mass fire power
KAPLAN-20 New Generation Amphibious Armoured Fighting Vehicle
With the KAPLAN-20 Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV), FNSS carries its ACV class vehicles, already serving commendably in the inventories of the Turkish, United Arab Emirates, and Malaysian Armed Forces, to the 21st century.
The vehicle has an average power-to-weight ratio of 23HP/t depending on its combat weight, an automatic transmission and the ability to operate jointly with main battle tanks. Moreover, through the integration of different subsystems, the vehicle can execute a wide range of missions.
The power pack cabin and the expanded driver area are located at the front of the vehicle, while the gunner and the commander areas are located in the middle. The personnel carrier configuration can carry eight troops at the rear, while the configuration with the armed turret can carry six personnel. K. Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS, noted that FNSS continues to be assertive in the ACV class vehicles with the KAPLAN-20: “In recent years, the weight of armoured combat vehicles has increased considerably, especially due to the need for higher survivability. The KAPLAN-20 offers an effective solution in the market, in a different and lower weight class. The fact that our vehicle is amphibious also provides considerable flexibility to the armed forces that might potentially use it. With the KAPLAN-20, FNSS aims to continue the success it had with the ACV.”
STAMP-2, like its predecessor STAMP, is equipped with advanced features such as automatic target detection and tracking, high stabilisation, and automatic ballistic correction, achieving high hit performance.
Aselsan, with over 20 years of experience in weapon systems, has recently announced that its new product, the STAMP-2 Remote Controlled Weapon System (RCWS), is ready for duty.
Aselsan has exported RCWS to eleven different countries and delivered more than a thousand systems worldwide. Repeated RCWS contracts signed with modern armed forces motivated the company during the development phase of STAMP-2, and now emphasises its commitment to a distinct design identity with continuous development of RCWS. Aselsan is grateful for the valuable support of TUBITAK during this development phase.
Improvements on STAMP-2 are focused on the compact and light design combined with advanced features such as a Training Simulator, an advanced Graphical User Interface, and an High Accuracy Stabilised Gimbal (HASG). Moreover, the elevation movement range has been increased. The Training Simulator and advanced Graphical User Interface exceeds the expectations, according to the company, and reminds of popular computer games.
The display of STAMP-2 is 19in, a large screen on which both day TV and thermal camera images can be displayed, which is an advantage for the gunner. The HASG can rotate in elevation and azimuth axes relative to the turret and gives the gunner independent surveillance capability, while increasing the engagement capability at long distances. By integrating the optional ammunition loading system, STAMP-2 maximises personnel security during ammunition load. STAMP-2 additionally provides the opportunity to integrate a 12.7mm NSV machine gun, a widely used gun in several armies.