W&E Platt To Supply Platt MR550 Shielded Ring Mount To Finland

  • 12:00 AM, August 23, 2012
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Finland's Ministry of Defence has placed an order with the Australian weapon mount producer, W&E Platt, for supply of 39 Platt MR550 to equip its fleet of RG-32M mine hardened armoured patrol vehicles. W&E Platt will supply Platt MR550 by the end of 2012. The MR550 Bi-Metal Ring Mount is the second order of the MR550 Bi-Metal ring mount by Finland, which is tailored for wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles with a gross vehicle mass under 10 tonnes, or larger vehicle designs sensitive to changes in centre-of-gravity. It also provides firepower and protection for vehicle gunners and utilises a dual layer of armour to save weight yet still provide protection against improvised explosive device blast and small arms fire. The protection level is upgradeable to STANAG Level 3. The MR550 will be fitted with various mission kits such as wire cutters, ammunition stowage racks, M72 light anti-armour weapon holders and brackets for high-powered lights to enable night operations.