New project of 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle appears at DSA 2018


The Malaysian vehicle manufacturer Kembara Suci (KS) is working on a new 6x6 wheeled armoured vehicle, it unveiled at Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA).


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A rendering of KS 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle project seen at DSA 2018


According to KS, this new project of armoured vehicle can carry up to 8 to 10 equipped soldiers. It features excellent road holding thanks to independent suspension axle system with coil spring and damper, as well as hydraulic steering system and hydraulic brake system with ABS.

The vehicle survivability is provided by Level 2 Ballistic & Artillery and Level 3b Mine Blast armour levels.

This 20-tons armoured vehicle is powered by a 450hp+ engine allowing the vehicle to reach a maximum speed of 110 km/h within an operational road range of 700 km. Its modular design allows users to fit the vehicle with a wide range of sub-systems and weapon systems, such as 12.7 mm and 7.62 mm machine guns, or 40 mm AGL. According to the rendering presented by KS, a variant can include a medium calibre turret and at least one antitank guided missile pod.

It is 7.5 m long, 2.8 m high and 2.6 m wide, allowing the vehicle to be deployed by C-130 Hercules tactical airlifter. The vehicle has a 60% climb capability gradient and a 30% side slope gradient.


 

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