Jaguar EBRC (Engin Blindé Reconnaissance et de Combat)
The French Jaguar EBRC (Engin Blindé Reconnaissance et de Combat) vehicle comes from the French Army's need to replace three types of combat vehicles, AMX-10RC, ERC-90 Sagaie. The vehicle launches anti-tank VAB HOT missiles for a multifunctional model that combines the capabilities of these three models in one single vehicle, enabling the supply chain to be facilitated and facilitating maintenance and, of course, leading to savings in operating costs. In addition, the battlefield environment is dynamic, and there is a need for a smaller vehicle for operations in urban areas, and a greater variety of weapons installed to make operational employment more flexible had become necessary. At the end of 2014, three large French companies, Renault Trucks Defense; Nexter Systems and Thales teamed in a consortium to develop and manufacture two types of military vehicles for the new Scorpion program. One of the fruits of this program was the Griffon's multi-function armored vehicle (VBMR). And the Jaguar EBRC installed equipment and armament profile provides a protagonist of combat well into the battlefield. The Jaguar is equipped with a Renault DXi7 turbodiesel engine, capable of generating 500 hp, coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission system ZF Friedrichshafen of German origin. This set allows the vehicle to reach a maximum speed of 110 km / h on the road and overcome elevations of 60º inclinations. The high agility and extreme mobility with 6 × 6 traction and rear wheel drive are characteristics that give the vehicle greater agility, giving a turning radius that allows its operation in urban environment well characteristic of the most recent conflicts. Being a vehicle that needs to be efficient within a complex combat scenario involving urban or field combat, battling enemies of various kinds, from soldiers armed with portable anti-tailed missiles, to a heavy combat car (MBT) , the electronic suite of the Jaguar is quite advanced for this category of vehicle. The Paseo system, developed by Safran Eletronics, has been installed in several types of heavier combat vehicles and was chosen to be operated on Jaguar where it consists of a tower with a stabilized camera for the gunner and the commander of the Jaguar. The system ensures target detection at long distances, day or night (IR Infrared system) and aimed at firing weapons such as the 40 mm cannon, the machine gun mounted on the main tower, or even provide data to designate the target for a missile launched from Jaguar or a remote launcher, providing target geo-location data. The Paseo system has a laser rangefinder that provides accurate distance and target data that increases the likelihood of hit right on the first shot. Another important capability of this system is the ability to image by sector, giving a panoramic view of high quality and high contrast background to search for hidden targets. The system also allows to track targets, automatically locking the system on a certain target, both terrestrial and aerial. Another electronic system used by Jaguar is the Thales Antares defense system. This system provides a 360-degree situational awareness around the vehicle, alerting the crew when the vehicle is being illuminated by a laser system, allowing evasive measures to be taken. The Jaguar's armament is particularly heavy for a reconnaissance vehicle. It is equipped with the French Nexter 40 CTAS (Cased Telescoped Armament System) consisting of a 40 CTA 40 mm (40 × 255 mm) 40 CTA automatic stabilized cannon compatible with various types of ammunition. In addition to the cannon, the Jaguar features a dual missile launcher MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) on the right side of the tower. These powerful missiles are used by the Jaguar to defend enemy MBTs from enemy combat vehicles or even, if necessary, destroy fortified buildings. The vehicle has a V-shaped floor to provide extra protection against detonations from land mines. This structure consists of several layers of materials that can withstand the explosion of 10 kg of TNT under its floor. In addition, its armor has been developed to support most rocket propelled grenades.
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