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Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG) has won a tender for supply of a new generation of protected support vehicles for the Norwegian armed forces, the company announced on 30 May.

Besides the development and construction of the new Armored Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV), the contract also includes the supply of drive and protection packages for the M577 command post and other vehicles of the M113 family currently in Norwegian service. These modernisation solutions are based on the proven G4 power packs, a field in which FFG already has extensive experience in the development and integration of protection solutions for military vehicles.

The ACSV is a versatile tracked platform, available either in open or closed hull configurations. A flexibly designed loading area and integrated container mounts make the vehicle ideal as a carrier for container-based missions such as close-range air defence, radar applications or electronic warfare. The closed version has a large, efficiently protected and flexibly usable interior, which is ideally suited for transport, command or ambulance missions.

Technically, ACSV is based on the PMMC G5, which was also developed by FFG and is already proven under the toughest conditions, including extensive tests in desert and deep snow. The PMMC G5 combines outstanding mobility with maximum protection for crew and equipment. An example will be on show at the FFG stand at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris, alongside the innovative WISENT 2, which will be exhibited in armoured engineering vehicle configuration.

The company has already successfully completed several contractual undertakings for the Norwegian military and is including Norwegian companies in the project implementation for the new contract, FFG confirmed.

The FFG ACSV has been selected by the Norwegian armed forces as part of its logistic and support vehicle recapitalisation programme. (Artist’s impression: FFG)

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