Leonardo Unveils Net-Centric Centauro II Armored Vehicle

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December 5, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: December 5 on

Power, observation, mobility, ergonomics, firing accuracy, communication, and, of course, best survivability: these are the basic requirements that have led to the development and production of the latest member of the Centauro family, the new Centauro II armoured vehicle, a product with an outstanding amount of technological content, unique in its category.

Cutting-edge technology

Equipped with fully digital architecture, the Centauro II, realised by CIO, the Iveco-Oto Melara Consortium, is a champion of technology, the result of a close collaboration between Industry and Defence. In developing each individual component, attention to safety went hand in hand with operational effectiveness. Centauro II is in fact a perfect example of integration among best enabling technologies developed by Leonardo in the land systems field.

The result of such development effort is a new generation vehicle, capable of operating in any scenario: from missions in defence of national security to interventions in aid of populations threatened by natural disasters, from support and peacekeeping operations, to any other operational situation where Armed Forces are asked to intervene.