Association of the United States Army
AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
Granite Tactical Vehicles at AUSA 2014
|Tuesday, October 21, 2014 05:00 PM|
|Textron Land Systems presented Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle System at AUSA 2014|
As an alternative to upgrade the U.S. Army HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) to its original capability, Textron Marine and Land Systems, in partnership with Granite Tactical Vehicles, was highlighting the Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle (SCTV) at AUSA 2014 exhibition, in Washington, D.C..
Textron Marine and Land Systems and Granite Tactical Vehicles Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle System at AUSA 2014
The Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle System is a protective capsule that replace the current HMMWV crew in a one-for-one exchange and is an integral component of the total system integration. The four-passenger SCTV vehicle features Granite’s patented monocoque armored crew compartment with its V-hull providing MRAP-level underbody blast protection, and provides scalable armor protection.
This successor to the venerable Humvee is powered by a Cummins 6.7 liter Diesel (instead of a General Engine Products 6.5 liter Diesel for the HMMWV) with an Allison 6-speed transmission, and features a stronger suspension, improved brakes, and innovative onboard instrumentation that restore tactical mobility. The fuel capacity is increased to 40 gallon, instead of 27, and is moved at the rear of the vehicle instead of being under the rear seat. The vehicle also mounts a folding gunner’s turret allowing rapid deployment from a cargo aircraft or shipboard below deck.
With the fully armored crew compartment, more powerful engine and transmission, stronger suspension, improved brakes, and unique electronics capability, the SCTV provides superior survivability as well as the mobility and maneuverability the original HMMWV was meant to provide.
The SCTV is a lightweight, highly protected system that is low in maintenance, rotary wing transportable, and compatible with all versions of HMMWV's currently in service.
The fully-armored SCTV is available as a four-passenger armament carrier or by incorporating a modular electronic equipment bay with reconfigurable racks, power storage, distribution, and dedicated cooling and an elevated signal intelligence mast as a C4ISR vehicle. The SCTV can be configured as a nine-passenger troop carrier, and in its two-passenger configuration as an Avenger air-defense vehicle or as a flatbed cargo truck, and as a field ambulance.
SCTV can be a transitory solution until the commissioning of the JLTV program's winner.