Israeli defense contractor Rafael is proposing its future armored vehicle, the NGCV-S (Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Suite), to the South Korean Army as part of a project to make the military well equipped to fight opponents deploying next generation systems, according to a report.
Defense website Edrmagazine.eu said a key element of the Tiger 4.0 project is to first improve the protection and firepower of armored vehicles, and then improve their effectiveness through full networking based on battle management systems and radio.
“The NGCV-S is something that we matured quite recently here in Rafael, and now we are offering it to South Korea,” said an executive identified only as Udi N., director of marketing for the company’s land maneuver systems directorate. A holistic and modular solution, with many parts developed to answer national military needs, the NGCV-S is scalable and includes all the elements that the Tiger 4.0 program is looking for as far as vehicle modernization is concerned, according to the executive. “One of our key advantages is that we offer a full solution coming from a single company, which makes things much easier for the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to manage the upgrade program, the one-stop-shop solution making integration easier and more cost effective.”
The report noted that Rafael is probably the only or one of the very few companies that can offer a protection solution that includes active, passive and reactive system. “Our Trophy is a combat proven solution