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Italian Army discussion and Update

Discussion in 'Army & Security Forces' started by JFoulke, May 7, 2018.

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  1. JFoulke

    JFoulke Member

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    Hi guys,
    I know that it’s a little bit strange to talk about the Army in this topic because it’s mainly focused on the Navy, but anyway I would like to discuss about the new vehicles of the Italian Army:
    1- C2 Ariete MBT: it would be an upgrade of the C1 that would feature better survivability, handling and and combat systems, this project has been already approved and financed by the parliament and the Prototype is in the working.
    2- Centauro B2: it is an upgrade with a new gun, armor, better handling and combat systems.
    This project has been already financed and approved and the prototype is in testing.
    3-AH249 Mangusta II: it is and upgrade of the AW129 to feature better top speed and range, better resistance to extreme temperatures, sand, snow and sea corrosion (for use by the LHD), it will feature also a reduce emission of infrared signals.
    This project is already approved and financed and the prototype is into working.
    4- Lince NEC: it’s a normal Lince but with Network capabilities.

    (There is also the Dardo II, but it still hasn’t been financed by the parliament)

    A friend of mine made a video about this topic showing some more info about these vehicles.
    If you take a look it would be appreciated.

     
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    Hi everybody,

    There are still some Italian army project and vehicles that hasn’t still being brought up in this forum, for example a new version of the Lince is on the working and by 2019 will replace the older version, the new VTLM will be higher, larger, with an improved and more powerfull engine and more havely armored.

    A new Version of IFV called Dardo 2 is in working and development and should enter service in 2020.


    The creation of 630 new Freccia 2 medium fighting vehicle that should be all delivered by 2030 with a new 30 mmgun and better protection


    The new Medium tactical multirole Vehicle Orso is beginning to be delivered by 2018, the plan is of getting a total of 633.

    The roles that this vehicle can be used on is Advanced Combat Engeneer Reconessance Team carrier, Explosives Ordinance Disposal, Electronic Warfare, Comunication, Logistic Support, Ambulance and pulling light artilliery.


    A friend of mine has made this video talking about these vehicles and projects.

     
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    Hi everybody,

    There are some smaller news about the vehicles for the Army and the Air Force.



    There are some news about the P2HH UAV.

    First of all the wings will be enlarged, the wingspan will increase.

    The empennage structure will keep the same shape but will be enlarged and also reinforced.

    At the end of the wings will be added new composite winglets.

    Obviously also the landing gear will be reinforced in order to resist the landing with more weight.



    A new machine will take the place of the older Defender 90 as light vehicle for the 9th regiment Col Moschin.

    The new vehicle is the Flyer 72 GMV for a total of 9 units (with 18 more in option).

    On top of the chassis can be mounted a wide variety of weapons.

    Additional machine guns can be mounted on the lateral doors.

    The vehicle can be carried and lunched by C130J, C27J planes and CH47F helicopters.



    There are some news on the FRECCIA II, the chassis will be heavily V shaped to protect it more from IED explosives.

    There are also some news about the Ariete II, the protection against IED and mines will be improved with new 26 composites plaques.

    Also the tracks will be changed and improved to get better grip and overall performance on all terrains.



    All the info are taken from the June number of RID RID Portale Difesa

    and the youtube channel Daily Battlefield

    Daily Battlefields