Līdz 2023.gadam Lielbritānija plāno iepirkt līdz 350 kājnieku kaujas mašīnām (diviem bataljoniem ieskaitot C2 un atbalsta mašīnas). Galvenie pretendenti uz uzvaru konkursā ir identificēti…
Finnish Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV XP ),
French Nexter Systems VBCI
Singapore Technologies Kinetics Terrex 3,
General Dynamics the Piranha 5
General Dynamics Land Systems LAV 6.0 or LAV 700
General Dynamics Stryker double-V-hull (SDVH)
Tādas, lūk, izskatās modernās kājnieku kaujas mašīnas (IFV) un bruņutransportieri (APC) (robeža pamazām izzūd)
[..] Increased protection and firepower on light armored fighting vehicles such as infantry fighting vehicles and armored reconnaissance vehicles have blurred lines of distinction. A number of armored fighting vehicles can be characterized as reconnaissance vehicles, tank destroyers, fire support vehicles, or assault vehicles; but they have tracks, armor protection, and guns of 60mm or greater. Thus, they can also be used for light tank missions.
- The armored personnel carrier (APC) is an infantry transport vehicle with light armor and limited firepower (usually one or more machine guns). The APC is a “battle taxi.” It is intended to carry soldiers to the combat zone, where they dismount to fight.
- The infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is designed to fight with soldiers onboard, to carry the soldiers forward without dismounting them if possible, and to support them with direct fires if they do dismount. The IFV has more protection and firepower than the APC. Also known as an infantry combat vehicle (ICV) or a mechanized infantry combat vehicle (MICV).
- The amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) is an APC that is capable of open ocean operation from offshore through rough seas and plunging surf. It is capable of traversing beaches, crossing rough terrain, and performing high speed operations on improved roads.
- The airborne fighting vehicles (AFV) is an air-droppable light armored vehicle which can transport troops and provide fire support.
Savukārt mūsu CVR(T) modeļi ir kaujas izlūkmašīnas (CRV)…
Combat reconnaissance vehicles are designed for operations at or beyond the forward line of own troops (FLOT), not to initiate combat but to survive if engaged. They may operate in combat reconnaissance patrols with heavily armed vehicles such as tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. Many offer sensors no better than those on other armored vehicles, and use optics for a variety of combat support missions, such as fire support.