BAE upgrades armoured carrier
Johannesburg, August 17, 2011
BAE Systems, a global advanced defence systems provider, is releasing details of the latest addition to its proven mine protected vehicle range, the Casspir Mk6 armoured personnel carrier (APC).
BAE Systems, has launched its latest mine protected vehicle range, the Casspir Mk6 armoured personnel carrier (APC).
The latest development also incorporates experience from the battle proven RG31 (over 2400 in service) to ensure a superior and affordable APC, a statement said.
“This new version integrates decades of experience saving lives, offering a solution with a world class track record”, said Johan Steyn, managing director, Land Systems South Africa.
“With proven mobility, crew and ballistic protection, getting the soldiers safely around any environment was top of mind during development of this vehicle,” added Steyn.
The Casspir Mk6 is an open architecture fit for many applications including the option for different variants - 4x4, 6x6, utility, APC and command.
This battle-proven workhorse with its robust design is suitable for the harshest African conditions. COTS (Commercial-off-the-shelve) building blocks are used in the design and manufacturing for increased cost benefit, and contributing to the superior mine protection is the monocoque V-shaped hull.
The Casspir Mk6 measures approximately 7.59 meters in length, 2.67 meters in width, with a ground clearance of 380 millimeters. Its gross vehicle mass is 14,320 kg and seats 16 crew members.
The straight forward utilisation of a total commercial drive train ensures affordability of this battle proven vehicle, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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