L-AMPV: Study to investigate opportunities and challenges of Lightweight constructions for Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicles
The L-AMPV project addresses a problem identified by military users referring to Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicles currently in-service being far too heavy; this reduces off-road mobility and/or leaves insufficient room for additional equipment or protection enhancements.
The L-AMPV project aims to: (i) deliver detailed information (material, weight, size and price) of vehicle components/parts currently used; (ii) determine the items which contribute most weight; (iii) recommend how to reduce the weight of these parts taking into account the need for the solution to last throughout the life-cycle of the system
By using cork, the objective is to develop lightweight, high energy absorption structures to be applied on armored multi-purpose vehicles.
THE ROLE OF CEIIA
CEiiA is the national coordinator of the project in Portugal and the WP4 project coordinator.
Airborne, Camattino Meccanica, IABG, Iveco, KMW, Scania Netherlands, Tecnalia, TNO, UROVESA.