The Czech company EXCALIBUR ARMY spol. s r.o. in cooperation with EVPÚ a.s. is presenting a technology demonstrator of the BMP-M1 CZ armoured personnel carrier. The presented spectrum of passive, reactive and active technologies of ballistic and mine protection offers to potential customers possibility to choose the appropriate system of the vehicle protection against envisaged threats during specifiņ deployment tasks. The technology demonstrator gives an opportunity to effi ciently use the considerable quantity of existing original BMPs and other types of light and medium weight armoured vehicles. The new technology will allow their further use in the full-spectrum operations of the current armed forces.
The combat vehicles are currently used in operations that are referred to as asymmetric warfare or asymmetric operations, in which modern equipped troops are effectively opposed by an enemy equipped with weapons several generations older (e.g. RPG-7 introduced in 1962) and frequently using improvised explosive devices (IED). The displayed technology demonstrator offers several elements/systems increasing the vehicle's ballistic protection against such threats.