Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Excalibur Army showcases latest combat vehicles during military exhibition in Ukraine

Excalibur Army, a Czech defense company specialising in the production and repair of armored vehicles, is participating in the this year’s Arms and Security international specialized exhibition in Kyiv, Ukraine.

EXCALIBUR ARMY designs, develops and produces a wide range of military vehicles and equipment. According to the company, their production and repair facilities have decades long tradition that reaches back to 1950s.

The EXCALIBUR ARMY mission is to produce special equipment for security and rescue corps and trade with special equipment and materials at the domestic market as well as around the world, including the ability to field new products that come from its own R&D.


During the Arms and Security international specialized exhibition in Kyiv, the company has showcased its latest combat vehicles, includes the new BM-21 MT multiple launch rocket system, Sakal armoured infantry fighting vehicle and DANA M2 self-propelled howitzer.

As to the BM-21 MT, this is the newest version of the Soviet-designed BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) based on the new TATRA T 815-7T3R2T 4×4.

BM-21 MT is a firing support means for the ground troops, designed for the focused carpet destruction of the enemy’s position, their resources, military equipment and human forces within a distance of 1,600 to 20,380m.

BM-21 MT multiple launch rocket system

Sakal armoured infantry fighting vehicle based on the Soviet-designed BMP-2.  The turret is armed with one 30 mm cannon, one 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, anti-tank guided missile system and smoke grenade launchers covering area of 120°.

The layout of the Sakal is very similar to the standard BVP-2 but with many new improvements. The driver sits at the front of the vehicle on the left side with a single-piece hatch cover opening to the right. In front of his position are three day periscopes, the centre one of which can be replaced by a night vision system .The commander sits to the rear of the driver with the troops compartment at the rear of the vehicle.

The Sakal is motorized with a new powerpack which increases the output of the engine coupled to an automatic transmission. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 70 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 550 km.

Sakal Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The 152 mm DANA vz. 77 self-propelled gun howitzer has gone through a major modernization presenting the most recent DANA M2 system featuring high speed in taking up and leaving the firing position, greater accuracy and excellent hard terrain crossability.

Thanks to the new more resistant cabin and the NBC filtration system the DANA M2 provides the crew with the highest level of comfort and protection. The newly implemented automatic guiding system allows fast and fully-automatic weapon adjustment into fire position.

DANA M2 self-propelled howitzer

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Dylan Malyasov
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