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The F2US Future Tactical Armor Vehicle

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posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 10:49 AM

BERLIN - Germany's Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has teamed with L-3 Communications to develop the F2US vehicle family, described as the "first scalable armored vehicle platform."

Building on KMW's F2 vehicles that were aimed at the German military, the F2US is optimized for the future tactical armored vehicle requirements of the U.S. forces. An example is being presented at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) exhibition in Washington.

An armored vehicle specialist, Munich-based KMW will share development and marketing of the F2US with L-3 , a prime-technology developer headquartered in New York City.

Based on the German made Fennek vehicle which has done well in Afghanistan, I'm certain it could help meet the U.S. military needs in negotiating rough terrain while providing sufficient protection. The Humvees in Afghanistan may be armored but has a flat underside which can flip the vehicle over even if the armor has not been penetrated can still kill the occupants. And the current MRAPs like the Cougar are just too big and heavy to climb some parts of the mountainous regions.

[edit on 15-10-2008 by deltaboy]

posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 01:05 PM
Seems interesting, and we all know that german cars are superior to americans

I've heard that the Fennek is a sweet piece to drive, compared to other armored cars. Very good high speed behaivior and comfortable in long operations = less fatigue for the driver.

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 08:45 AM
reply to post by northwolf

The Fennek is a produced and developed by a German-Dutch consortium and there are more than twice the amount of vehicles in use in the Dutch army then in the German army. See also.

Regards, a Dutchman

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