Friday, May 18, 2012
Army Factory Rolls Out Support Vehicles
Famae, the Army-owned munitions company, has developed a couple of logistical support vehicles. Although you won't find them on Famae's website, videos on YouTube show a bridge layer that uses a Leopard 1 chassis, and an M-548 munitions carrier that has been modified to carry fuel and serve as a mobile gas station. Famae is primarily a manufacturer of munitions, anything from 9mm rounds to 155mm artillery shells, and small arms such as assault rifles and submachineguns. Every once in a while, the company tries its hand at bigger projects. In the 1980s, it built some Piranha armored vehicles under license from Mowag.