Denmark selects vehicle mission systems
Leonardo-Finmeccanica and the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) have signed a contract that will see the company will provide vehicle mission systems for Royal Danish Army land vehicles, the company announced on 7 September.
The systems will be fitted on several platforms including CV90 infantry fighting vehicles, Leopard II main battle tanks, Wisent engineering vehicles, new armoured patrol vehicles and Piranha V armoured personnel carriers.
The company expects the first production order under the framework to be placed shortly.
Leonardo's selection follows two competitive user field trials and comprehensive through-life cost and supportability analyses. Modular mission systems will be tailored to each vehicle type and role, with DALO able to select the mix of rugged imaging sensors best suited to the job (up to full 360° colour and thermal imaging coverage).
The mission system is based on the UK-led Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) standard. Images from the mission system’s sensors are hosted on GVA digital displays, providing low-latency digital video. Images from all sensors can be shared around the vehicle and multiple images can be displayed on screen at the user’s discretion to provide maximum information to suit functional requirements.
The GVA design allows other mission systems such as remote weapon stations and high-powered mast mounted sensors for reconnaissance to be integrated into the system and controlled through the existing displays.
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