MADRID, ($1=0.87 Euros) — The Israeli firm Plasan will present a sophisticated armor package deal for the brand new wheeled fight car Dragon 8×8 [WCV or VCR in Spanish] to the Spanish military, BulgarianMilitary.com has discovered, citing InfoDefensa.

Nissan might service Spanish Dragon 8x8 combat vehicles
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The corporate has introduced a contract with Tess Protection, the corporate that runs this system, to produce a modular and light-weight anti-missile and an anti-grenade system referred to as Hybrid Slat Fence [HSF], and also will present armor with a mine safety answer and an improvised explosive gadget [IED] for the decrease and aspect components of the car, with the corresponding energy-absorbing seats for troopers.

In keeping with Plasan, the settlement was signed final November and covers the 348 Dragon autos acquired by Spain’s Ministry of Protection within the first section. The primary deliveries will happen within the first quarter of 2022 and can proceed till 2026.

Plasan CEO Dan Ziv famous that “this contract is a vital milestone and a exceptional testomony to Plasan’s distinctive potential to tailor its applied sciences and options to particular platforms and buyer wants.” He added: “Plasan is proud to take part on this prestigious program of the Spanish Ministry of Protection and can proceed to work carefully with Tess Protection to make sure the profitable implementation of the VCR program,.”

The navy just lately unveiled in London the mobility, safety, communications, and fight capabilities of its new 8×8 wheeled fight car in a matter of days.

In mid-December, the Santa Bárbara Sistemas weapons manufacturing unit in Trubia started manufacturing of autos. Tess Protection made up of Santa Bárbara Sistemas, Indra, Sapa Placencia, and Escribano, is accountable for delivering a batch of 348 8×8 WCV value a complete of € 2.1 billion. The forecast is that the primary deliveries will happen within the second half of this 12 months.

Tess Protection, established in mid-2020 for this program, goals to change into a benchmark within the floor section of the Spanish protection business, to guide different navy applications in the long run, and to take part in worldwide initiatives.

Plasan’s blast and IED safety

Plasan options not solely shield the car and the groups that equip it, but additionally guarantee optimized survival of the crew members by forming a number of layers of safety.

The Israeli firm protects the decrease physique by absorbing the power of the explosion and stopping fragments of high-speed ammunition, together with safety from floating flooring and stomach deflectors.

The floating flooring is an answer connected to the partitions of the car that minimizes injury and harm by isolating the crew’s ft from the ground of the car, forming a buffer towards the explosive influence.

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