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The NEMO Patria AMV is a 120mm 8x8 self-propelled mortar carrier developed, designed and manufactured by the Finnish Defense Company Patria. The development of this new mortar system began in 2005 as a private venture. The NEMO system was showed for the first time to the public in 2006, integrated on a 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier AMV. By late 2007 development of NEMO was complete and a first production example will be used for extensive verification and qualification trials scheduled to take place in Finland in mid-2008. Patria Nemo is a turreted, remote-controlled 120 mm mortar system. It is an indirect fire support system, but due to its direct fire capability, it can also be used for self-defence. Patria Nemo can also fire Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) fire missions where up to 5 grenades are hitting the target simultaneously. In December 2006, the Slovenian Ministry of Defence has signed agreements with Rotis and Patria covering 135 Patria AMV 8x8 vehicles as well as 24 Patria Nemo 120 mm single-barrel mortars to the Slovenian Army. It was the first foreign customer for this vehicle. In September 2010, the NEMO 120mm mortar turret was also selected by Saudi Arabia to be mounted on the LAV II vehicles delivered by General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada as an FMS project by the US Government.

Armament

The NEMO Patria AMV is fitted with a remote-controlled 120mm mortar system which consists of the 120mm smoothbore mortar, loading device, turret, fire control system and ammunition storage. Turret traverse (360°) and weapon elevation (-3° to +85°) is all-electric with manual backup controls. The Patria NEMO can carry a total of 50 to 60 rounds of 120 mm ammunition. All standard natures of smooth bore mortar ammunition can be fired as well as smart projectiles. Loading is semi-automatic once the projectile has been put onto the loading trays. Time to fire the first projectiles upon coming to a halt is 30 seconds and time taken to come out of action is 10 seconds. According to Patria Weapon Systems a burst rate of fire of three rounds can be fired in 12 seconds with the system also capable of six MRSI (Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact) missions. Maximum range depends on projectile/charge combination but is typically over 10 km. Turret traverse and weapon elevation is all electric with manual back up controls. The turret could also be fitted with a 7.62 mm machine gun and electrically operated smoke grenade launchers if required.


Design and protection

The NEMO Patria is based on the Patria AMV 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier. The layout of the NEMO Patria AMV has the power pack front right, driver front left and the whole of the remainder of the hull rear being left free for ammunition and mortar crew. The hull of the AMV is of all-welded steel construction that provides the occupants with protection from small arms fire and shell splinters. The baseline NEMO turret also provides protection from small arms fire and shell splinters but a modular ballistic protection system is available for higher levels of ballistic protection. NEMO turret also incorporates a number of signature reduction measures. The Patria NEMO has a crew of four consisting of, driver, commander and two loaders who would prepare/load ammunition trays located below the turret ring. To increase its protection up to 30 mm Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) over the frontal arc, the vehicle can be fitted with a variety of passive armour packages.
Mobility
The NEMO Patria uses the same powerpack, chassis and suspension as the Patria AMV personnel carrier. The vehicle features full 8 × 8 drive with power steering on the front four wheels. Steering is power-assisted on the front two wheels. Suspension is of the hydropneumatic type with height adjustment being an option. The vehicle is motorized with a Scania turbocharged diesel engine coupled to a manual or automatic transmission with 7 forward and 1 reverse gears. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 100 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 800 km. The NEMO Patria AMV can negotiate a gradient of 60%, side slopes of 30% and cross trenches up to 2 m and vertical obstacle of 0.70m maximum.
Accessories
The NEMO Patria AMV has a day/night sight for direct fire as well as the normal indirect fire capability with all of the crew in the hull under full armour protection. The Patria's indirect fire system enables the highest possible readiness for battle and crisis management. Thanks to its network of sensors and situational awareness, Patria's fire control system enables sensor-to-shooter operations. The NEMO Patria AMV is fully amphibious, being propelled in the water by two propellers which were situated one either side of the hull at the rear. Standard equipment of NEMO Patria AMV includes fire detection and suppression system, NBC system, air conditioning system, central tyre inflation system, radios, intercom and night vision equipment.

Specifications

Armament

One 120mm smoothbore mortar, in option 7.62mm machine gun
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Slovenia, Saudi Arabia NEMO turret mounted on LAV
Designer Company
Patria
Accessories
Day/night sight, indirect fire system, fire detection and suppression system, NBC system, air conditioning system, central tyre inflation system, radios, intercom system
Crew
4

Weight
18,000 kg
Speed
100 km/h
Range
800 km​


Dimensions

Lenght: 7.3 m; Width: 2.9 m; Height: 2.4m




 
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Wow..High tech .>|

It looks pretty and strong at the same time.
I hope we can get it someday.
It's working in UAE's army .

I just ask how much is for the unit cost ?
I found awesome pictures for it :


















 

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Wow..High tech .>|

It looks pretty and strong at the same time.
I hope we can get it someday.
It's working in UAE's army .

I just ask how much is for the unit cost ?
I found awesome pictures for it :


















Saudi Arabia already have them. :)'
 

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What ????? :eek:
Can you say in in a higher voice ?:--)
haha You should know better than me. The Saudi National Guards have been on a shopping spree lately. Its just that they don't big mouth about it and that what wise people do.

The National Guards of Saudi Arabia has a very big role to play as homeland security. See this picture. LAV equipped with TOW missiles, mobilize fast, deploy and strike hard. One shot one kill.

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Puma APC can be used in military, law enforcement, fire support and counter-terrorism operations. Image courtesy of STREIT Group.


The Puma APC can accommodate six personnel and two crew members. Image courtesy of STREIT Group.


The vehicle features anti-riot mesh on windows. Image courtesy of STREIT Group.


The Puma can be used in the rough terrain and obstacle crossing operations. Image courtesy of STREIT Group.


The Puma APC is capable of surviving ballistic and blast threats. Image courtesy of STREIT Group.

The Puma 4x4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) by STREIT Group is suitable for use in military, law enforcement, fire support and counter-terrorism operations.

The APC was unveiled for the first time at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2013. It was also showcased at the MSPO International Defence Industry equipment exhibition held in Poland in September 2014.

Puma APC design and features
The Puma armoured personnel carrier features capsule body design integrating a transfer case enclosed with V-shape tray. The hull is constructed with a steel base for protection against ballistic and blast threats. The vehicle also features anti-riot mesh on windows and a blast mitigation floor mat. The crew section offers CEN Level BR6 protection.

"The APC was unveiled for the first time at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2013."
The vehicle can carry six personnel and two crew members. It features a drop seat layout and can be optionally fitted with bench seating to create additional stowage. It is designed to suit high-speed mobility operations by quick reaction forces and convoy escort duties. It also features lockable fuel doors, heavy-duty door hinges, reinforced door pillars and posts, as well as internal locking system on all doors.

The standard Puma APC comes with additional equipment, including fire suppression system, air-conditioning system, GPS system and rear view camera. The vehicle is equipped with 12V electric system. The lighting systems include red and blue strobe lights, red and white dome lights, and roof-mounted searchlights with toggle control switches. The vehicle also includes additional equipment such as power mirrors, intercom, siren, radio and public address system.

The APC has a length of 5.13m, width of 2.15m and height of 2.21m. The mission-ready curb weight of the vehicle is 5,500kg.

Armament aboard armoured personnel carrier
The Puma APC is fitted with a universal turret ring and a roof turret, suitable to accommodate a standard 50Cal machine gun (MG). The turret can also be mounted with a 12.7mm machine gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL).

The vehicle also features a wall gun-port, gun rack and remote weapon station. It can also be fitted with client-specific weapon systems.

Puma APC engine details
The Puma APC is powered by an aluminium i-Force V8 engine with DOHC E85 flex fuel 32-valve with dual independent variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i). The 5.7l petrol engine, coupled to a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) system, generates 381hp at 5,600rpm.

The vehicle has a fuel tank storage capacity of 26.4gal. It also includes sequential shift mode, uphill / downhill shift logic and TOW/HAUL mode.

Mobility
The Puma APC can be utilised in rough terrain and obstacle crossing operations. The vehicle is fitted with independent coil-spring high-mounted double-wishbone suspension system. It features power-assisted ventilated 13.9in front and 13.6in rear disc brakes, and also comes with Star Safety System™.

The vehicle features hydraulic power rack-and-pinion steering system. It is fitted with Michelin XZL 395/85R20 wheels and tires. The ground clearance and curb-to-curb turning circle diameter of the vehicle are 345mm and 11.3m respectively.

The APC has an approach angle of 42.5° and departure angle of 31.5°. It is capable of operating in temperatures ranging between -20°C and 55°C.
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Top 10 Armored Personnel Carriers


Many of us wonder. Which is the best armored personnel carrier in the world? Which is the greatest modern APC and why? Our Top 10 analysis is based on the combined score of protection, firepower, capacity and mobility. All of the armored vehicles mentioned here are great, however not all of them have seen combat during military operations yet. Analysis is based on specifications and available data. Why all APCs listed here are wheeled? Because currently there is a trend that tracked vehicles are retired from this role due to their poor protection against mines. Why all APCs listed here have 8x8 configuration? Because 8x8 configuration offers better overall mobility, internal volume and payload capacity. This list includes only operational vehicles, that are currently in production. After exhaustive research I was surprised with the results.

Currently top 10 best armored personnel carriers in the world are these:





Nr.1 AMV (Finland)



The Patria AMV was developed in association with the Finish Defense Force. It revealed in 2001. This APC has some export success. Export operators are Croatia, Poland and Slovenia. Some other countries also ordered this armored vehicle.

With maximum level of protection the front arc of the AMV withstands 30-mm armor-piercing rounds. Vehicle also has a top-class mine protection. It withstands blasts equivalent to 10 kg of TNT. Two uparmored Polish Army vehicles were hit in Afghanistan by RPG-7 rockets, however armor was not penetrated and vehicles managed to return to base.

The baseline version is armed with remotely-controlled 12.7-mm machine gun, or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher.

This APC is fitted with a powerful engine, developing 490 or 540 hp. The baseline variant is fully amphibious.







Nr.2 Piranha V (Switzerland)



The Piranha V is the latest and most protected vehicle of the MOWAG Piranha line. The latest Piranha V is actually a wheeled infantry fighting vehicle. However its APC version is also available. It was revealed in 2010. The Piranha V is in service with Monaco.

Vehicle has an all-welded steel armor hull with integrated add-on composite modular armor. With maximum level of protection the Piranha V withstands 25-mm armor-piercing rounds all-round. Vehicle has a double floor with a V-shaped hull and is well protected against landmines and IED blasts. It withstands a 10 kg anti-tank mine blast under any wheel. This APC is also available with active protection system.

In APC configuration this vehicle is proposed with 12.7-mm machine gun, or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher.

The Piranha V is fitted with a powerful engine, developing 580 hp. It has good off-road mobility due to its height-adjustable semi-active hydropneumatic suspension.







Nr.3 Kodiak (Canada)



The Canadian LAV III Kodiak is a license-produced version of the Swiss MOWAG Piranha IIIH. It entered service with Canada in 1999. The Kodiak has been exported to New Zealand. Its modified version, the Stryker, is in service with the US Army.

A ceramic add-on armor kit provides all-round protection against 14.5-mm rounds. Some sources claim, that front arc of the Kodiak with add-on armor withstands 30-mm hits. This armored vehicle has a strengthened bottom for improved protection against landmines and IED blasts.

The Kodiak is armed with a turret-mounted 25-mm chain gun and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Its derivative Stryker is not that well armed.







Nr.4 Terrex (Singapore)



The Singaporean Terrex is one of the latest and most advanced armored personnel carriers. It entered service with Singaporean armed forces in 2006.

Maximum level of all-round protection is against 14.5-mm armor-piercing rounds. Vehicle has a double V-shaped hull, which deflects mine blasts away from the vehicle. The Terrex can withstand up to 12 kg TNT explosion under the hull and the vehicle still keep on moving.

The baseline version is armed with remotely-controlled 40-mm automatic grenade launcher and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Alternatively it can be fitted with remotely-controlled 12.7-mm machine gun.

The Terrex is fitted with a powerful engine, developing 400 hp. The Terrex is exceptionaly mobile due to its powerful engine and advanced Timoney independent suspension system. This APC is amphibious.







Nr.5 Boxer (Germany/Netherlands)



The Boxer is one of the latest and most advanced armored personnel carriers. It was jointly developed by Germany and Netherlands. As with all German vehicles it is well engineered and reliable.

It is a truly modular vehicle with interchangeable snap-in modules. It uses a single chassis for different purposes, including infantry carrier, command vehicle, ambulance, supply carrier and so on. Modules can be replaced in less than an hour. Some other armored vehicles are also claimed to be modular. However they never really exploit their modularity.

Modular armor of the Boxer is made with special ceramic mix. Every mission module has its own primary safety cell. It is claimed that front armor withstands 30-mm rounds. All-round protection is against 12.7-mm fire. Damaged armor slabs can be easily replaced in field condition. The triple hull floor is shaped for maximum protection against anti-tank mines. Also this APC has low radar and acoustic signatures, making it harder to detect.

Despite being well protected the standard Boxer is armed only with remotely controlled 12.7-mm machine gun, or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. There are some proposed versions with turret-mounted cannons.







Nr.6 Stryker (USA)



The Stryker APC is being produced in large numbers. It entered service with the US Army in 2003. Currently US Army operates over 4 000 of these armored vehicles.

Maximum level of all-round protection with add-on armor is against 14.5-mm armor-piercing rounds. Vehicle has a strengthened undercarriage and can survive mine blasts. It is claimed that Strykers are superior to other APCs regarding survivability against IEDs.

Strykers in APC configuration are armed with remotely-controlled 12.7-mm machine guns or 40-mm automatic grenade launchers.

This APC takes advantage of high-tech information technologies. It is fitted with a battlefield information management system. It links up with other similarly equipped vehicles and command posts.

The Stryker APCs operate in rapid deployment Stryker Brigade Combat Teams. Each brigade has more than 300 Strykers of all variants, including APCs, reconnaissance vehicles, 105-mm fire support vehicles, 120-mm mortar carriers, command vehicles, engineering vehicles, ambulances, ATGW carriers and NBC reconnaissance vehicles. These brigades can be airlifted and deployed anywhere in the world within 96 hours.







Nr.7 Pandur II (Austria)



The Pandur II is a further development of the previous successful Pandur APC. The Pandur II is also a commercial success. It is in service with Austria, Czech Republic and Portugal. Slovenia produces this APC under license. The Slovenian version, known as Krpan has some improvements.

Maximum level of all-round protection with add-on armor is against 14.5-mm ammunition. The baseline version has a flat bottom though, which do not protect well against landmines.

The baseline version is armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun. There is a wheeled IFV version, armed with a remotely-controlled 30-mm cannon.

Some variants of this APC are fully amphibious.







Nr.8 AV8 (Turkey)



The AV8 armored personnel carrier was developed in Turkey by FNSS to meet a Malaysian Army requirement. It evolved from the Turkish Pars, which in turn was developed by American GPV. First vehicles were delivered to Malaysia in 2013.

Front arc provides protection against 14.5-mm armor-piercing rounds. All-round protection is against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds. Vehicle has a V-shaped hull and withstands blasts equivalent to 8 kg of TNT under any wheel and 6 kg under the hull.

The most numerous version of this APC is fitted with a 30-mm cannon and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Some APCs will also have anti-tank guided missile launchers.

Vehicle is fitted with a powerful engine, developing 523 hp. It seems that the AV8 has the same sophisticated active suspension, used on the GPV armored vehicles and the Pars.







Nr.9 BTR-4 (Ukraine)



The Ukrainian BTR-4 gradually evolved from the Soviet BTR-80. Ukrainians managed to fix a lot of design flaws of its predecessor. First APCs were delivered to Ukrainian Army in 2009. The BTR-4 also received substantial export orders from Iraq, Kazakhstan.

This armored vehicle has a different layout, comparing with Soviet and Russian 8x8 armored personnel carriers. The main drawback of the Soviet APCs was a rear-mounted engine. Troops have to leave the vehicle through the side doors, thus being exposed to enemy fire. The BTR-4 has engine and transmission mounted in the middle and troop compartment at the rear. Its layout is similar to that of Western design.

A baseline version provides all-round protection against 7.62-mm ball rounds and artillery shell splinters. It seems that the front arc withstands 12.7-mm rounds. Add-on armor can be fitted for improved level of protection. Vehicle also withstands 6 kg anti-tank mine blasts.

This armored personnel carrier is available with numerous weapon modules, armed with 23-mm or 30-mm cannons, and often anti-tank guided missiles.

The BTR-4 is fitted with a powerful engine, developing 500 hp. Vehicle is fully amphibious.







Nr.10 BTR-82 (Russia)



The BTR-82 is the latest variant of the BTR-80 series of 8x8 wheeled armored personnel carrier. It was revealed in 2009 and entered service with the Russian Army in 2011. It has been exported to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

The previous BTR-80 offers all-round protection against 7.62-mm rounds. Its front arc withstands 12.7-mm rounds. It is claimed that protection of the new BTR-82 is slightly better. However add-on armor kit is not available. Protection against landmines has been improved over the predecessor. Overall protection of the BTR-82 is rather poor comparing with the latest Western APCs.

The baseline version is armed with externally-mounted 14.5-mm machine gun. There is also a BTR-82A, armed with a 30-mm cannon.

However the BTR-82 inherited some design limitations, such as rear-mounted engine. Because of such layout ambushed troops have to leave the vehicle via side doors, under direct enemy fire.

Unlike many Western rivals this APC is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by a rear-mounted waterjet.​
 
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Wow I am amazed with the designs of the APC that look more like a tank than a carrier. That Piranha V looks so awesome and the 50bmg that it has mounted on the top makes the Piranha V look more intimidating. So how many soldiers is an APC expected to carry?
 
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AMV seems so simple yet as for that new, it is armored and extremely dangerous type of vehicle. That would work on wars these days.. many are preparing their armored vehicles in preparation for war
 
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They left out a crucial piece of info related to the Patria AMV: how well it can be customized. Basically it comes in a few different variants and all of them can be customized for multiple different purposes. Most armies that have ordered it get it with some sort of turret, often with 20mm cannon but also some stranger stuff such as a BMP3 turret or AMOS, which is a twin barrel 120mm mortar system. Of course there are many other not directly combat related versions like ambulances, command & control etc.

I assume the idea is that the vehicle, in multiple different versions, could fill pretty much any role for a military. This would certainly be a big advantage when it comes to maintenance and spare parts.
 
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AMV seems so simple yet as for that new, it is armored and extremely dangerous type of vehicle. That would work on wars these days.. many are preparing their armored vehicles in preparation for war
The greatest thing about this apc is that even when the Polish forces were in Afghanistan and deployed this AMV it withstood a hit from a rpg-7 round and still returned to base unharmed. The fact that it also has mine protection so if they roll over a roadside bomb they should be okay from the blast.
 
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It is amazing with how the technology can be used and what can be achieved and these tanks have more relability and also more stabel which is a good thing for the army which will use them. It will be good to see further advancement and also, it is nice to see the look of these tanks and how the protection is good and will be a destroyer in the wars which is good and will be a nice thing for the army when defending from others. The armour looks real good, and nice which is also shown by the hard work that went into making the tanks and fitting it with a strong armour.
 
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