Ground forces of France conducted tests of the new fighting module Nexter 40 CTA, created to equip promising reconnaissance vehicles EBRC.
Recently, France plans to buy 292 armored reconnaissance vehicles EBRC (Engins Blinde de Reconnaissance et de Combat), which will change the armament armored AMX-10RC and «Saga», reports the publication ARNAUD BEINAT.
Under the agreement signed with the delegation of the General for Armaments (DGA) French Defense, «Nexter Systems’ examined different potential configurations EBRC, including armored fighting vehicles with the wheel formula 6×6, weighing about 23 tons and armored car with the wheel formula 8×8 up to 28-29 tons
Nexter 40 CTA — combat unit of the latest generation French army (space combat crew)
More languid configuration combat weight 30-32 t meant to equip the crawler chassis with rubber pads.
Her arms will be developed «Nexter Systems’ 120-mm gun with a low-impact, which was shown on the layout» Vekstra «with the wheel formula 8×8.
It is expected that the car will have EBRC wheel formula 6×6 and get a 40 mm weapon system with telescopic shot CTAI.
Fighting module Nexter 40 CTA chassis AMX-10RC
Installing combat module Nexter 40 CTA chassis AMX-10RC, will allow to evaluate the suitability for use of similar complexes.
Conducting fire tests show structural stability and give the necessary information for a successful integration in combat module promising platform EBRC.