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IDEX 2023: Arquus presents Fortress Mk2 in its anti-tank configuration

Source: Arquus / Defence Industry Europe

At IDEX 2023, Arquus presents its Fortress Mk2 in its anti-tank configuration, with a crew of 5, 5 Akeron missiles by MBDA, 2 firing posts and 1 UAV.

In this configuration, one launcher is fitted on the Fortress Mk2’s Hornet RCWS, ready to fire. The other one is stored inside the vehicle, ready to disembark for dismounted anti-tank combat.




The team comprises one ATGM squad leader, one driver, one Hornet Akeron gunner dedicated to surveillance and combat from the vehicle, one gunner manning the Akeron firing post and one UAV operator dedicated to gathering intelligence and coordinating BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) strikes.

Optionally, the Fortress Mk2 can also load up to 3 extra crew members or 4 extra missiles, depending on the mission or the team loadout.

That mission-ready configuration is very relevant on the Fortress Mk2, which is an extremely agile vehicle on all terrains. Designed as an APC, the Fortress Mk2 offers large internal volume, ideal for the transport of several missiles and firing posts, while retaining space for the crew and their personal equipment.

 

At IDEX 2023, Arquus presents its Fortress Mk2 in its anti-tank configuration, with a crew of 5, 5 Akeron missiles by MBDA, 2 firing posts and 1 UAV.
Photo: Arquus.

Thanks to its independent suspensions and proven chassis, it can reach very easily any favorable tactical position for a missile launch and engage enemy armor from points where it is not expected. Its mobility also allows it to swiftly reach cover after engaging its target, even by cutting through demanding grounds, slopes and relieves.

To achieve this superior tactical mobility the Fortress Mk2 has been equipped with a 6-cylinder 340HP engine which guarantees an excellent 23HP/ton power/weight ratio, at the top of the market. It can reach speeds of 120 km/h with a range of 1,200km.

These exceptional performance in all terrain and obstacle crossing make it a vehicle of choice for the most demanding missions on the most demanding environments. The Fortress Mk2 is a vehicle at ease in all circumstances, off-roads as well as for obstacle crossing.

 

At IDEX 2023, Arquus presents its Fortress Mk2 in its anti-tank configuration, with a crew of 5, 5 Akeron missiles by MBDA, 2 firing posts and 1 UAV.
Photo: Arquus.

 

Its exceptional mobility and interior configuration allow for the safe transport of a full fighting group and their equipment, on all terrains, and with a high level of comfort, ensuring that they are well rested both physically and mentally before the action.

Designed for long missions in complete autonomy, the Fortress Mk2 offers a very large internal space. As an APC thought for a combat group of 10 and their equipment, it can load up to 2 tons of payload with a fully customizable and modular loadout.




Thanks to that payload capacity and modularity, the Fortress Mk2 can load a full complement of ammunition. It can also integrate all the fire configurations of the Akeron missile by missile world leading company MBDA, by combining the Hornet AkeronRCWS and the Akeron dismounted firing station.

Such capabilities include:

  • Dismounted anti-tank combat with a man-portable missile launcher;
  • Embarked anti-tank combat with the Hornet Akeron;
  • Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) combat with a drone acquisition or collaborative combat

 

Learn more about Fortress Mk2 in its anti-tank configuration – visit the Arquus website.

 

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