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NP Aerospace CAMAC For German Army WIESEL

German Army WIESEL Air Defence team on NATO EFP deployment guarding a river crossing in Lithuania [© Bob Morrison]
NP Aerospace has today announced it has been awarded a contract to supply its lightweight CAMAC armour solution for the German Army’s WIESEL platform.


Press Release, Coventry, 11 February 2020: Leading global armour provider, NP Aerospace, has been awarded a contract by FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH for the German Army’s WIESEL 1 Armoured Weapons Carrier (AWC) vehicle.

NP Aerospace will supply its lightweight CAMAC armour solutions for 181 AWC vehicles over a two-year period. CAMAC is a patented, composite vehicle armour solution that provides ultra-light enhanced survivability for platform and crew, increased ground manoeuvrability and improved air transportability.

German Waffenträger Wiesel 1 with 20mm automatic cannon just after insertion by Dutch CH-47D helicopter, 2019 [© Carl Schulze]

WIESEL 1 was developed for the German Army to meet a requirement for an air-transportable light armoured tracked vehicle, for use by airborne troops. The key focus of the Government funded upgrade programme is chassis improvements, ballistic and mine protection and the integration of communications and weapons systems. It applies to three AWC variants, ensuring they remain in service beyond 2030.

James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace, comments: “We are thrilled with this contract award and the relationship we have built with FFG in securing this opportunity. It further highlights NP Aerospace’s world class armour technology and our ability to deliver complex vehicle armour integration programmes on time and on budget.”

Helge Carstensen, Director of the Military Programs Division at FFG, comments: “We are proud of this result – this contract is an important project for us and at the same time a confirmation of the good work of the FFG during the Service Life Extension measures. This will further strengthen our position as a reliable supplier to the German Armed Forces and will once again prove our ability to deliver on schedule and on budget.”

German WIESEL Light Air-Transportable Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Lithuania 2015 [image via NP Aerospace]
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