04/06/2018 16:21

Eurosatory 2018: Carmor Unveils the Innovation-Packed, High-Survivability Mantis Family of Protective Vehicles

Carmor Integrated Vehicle Solutions Ltd. unveils the Mantis Family of tactical armored vehicles in Eurosatory 2018 defense exhibition. These vehicles provide an exceptionally high level of survivability and super-maneuverability despite their light weight.

According to Mr. Eitan Zait, Carmor’s CEO, “The development of the Mantis Family answers the global demand for lightweight vehicles with improved capabilities in the field. These new vehicles provide a range of solutions and capabilities together with a unique ergonomic design that do not exist in any other lightweight armored vehicle.”

The Mantis family of vehicles is equipped with multi-layered protection including kinetic, blast, NBC and TIC, in addition to dynamic thermal and visible camouflage options. Carmor’s vehicles undergo rigorous ballistic testing against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and meet international standards.

The new family of vehicles also includes provision for integrated night vision and surveillance systems and can be fitted with foldable weapon station systems, missile launchers, mortar and turrets etc. Due to their lightweight design and superb ergonomics, the vehicles deliver a combination of survivability, agility and lethality, presenting optimum automotive performance and multi-mission readiness for any field requirements.

Small on the outside, large on the inside, the Mantis Family has four (4) customizable versions for 3, 5, or 8 Passengers, with an option of a scalable flatbed in the rear. Each version can be customized according to requirements.

The driver of the vehicle is seated in a cockpit-like position, enabling enhanced field of vision and optimal control of the various digitally displayed systems in the cabin. The Mantis vehicle concept differs from any other known vehicle on the market.

Mr. Zait added, “The combination of utilization of the internal space of the vehicle, the cockpit configuration for the driver, and the rear compartment, deliver a variety of solutions to meet a full range of mission needs in the field.”