Meet BAE Systems's latest nordic hero: the new BvS10 Beowulf all-terrain carrier vehicle 21609153

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Meet BAE Systems's latest nordic hero: the new BvS10 Beowulf all-terrain carrier vehicle
A new BAE Systems all-terrain vehicle which can reach more places and carry more cargo than any other vehicle of its kind, is making its debut at DSEI in London this week. The new vehicle, called “Beowulf,” is based on the Company’s revered Viking BvS10 fighting, troop-carrying and logistics vehicle that was initially designed in Sweden for the UK Royal Marines.
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Beowulf has a payload capacity of eight tonnes and built-in flexibility with special role cabins in the rear car to carry a combination of personnel and cargo. The vehicle can traverse through water, swamps, snow and soft sand; and climb 45-degree slopes. Beowulf features increased crew comfort and visibility, and is easy to maintain and support, resulting in reduced operational costs.

Beowulf can carry up to 14 personnel, approx. 8,000 kg payload. BvS10 Beowulf allows for incredible flexibility in meeting the most demanding mission profile. The front car has a payload of 3 tonnes, while the rear car has a load capacity of 5 tonnes.

With a top speed of 65 km/h nad a range of up to 1,000 km, the BvS10 offers the greatest mobility of any system in its class. It is equipped with a Cummins 6.7 litre in-line six-cylinder turbo diesel engine, coupled to a 6+1 speeds Allison automatic gearbox. Its track system design allows for soft movements over unstable and soft terrain through its extremely low ground pressure. The articulated steering and drive system provides the highest manoeuvrability and mobility over obstacles, reducing risk of mission failure through becoming bogged down.
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The BvS10 offers strong strategic and tactical mobility for worldwide operations. It can be transported over longer distances by air (C-130 Hercules, A400M, KC 390) and be slitted in two parts to be transported by helicopters, such as with AW101 Merlin or CH-47 Chinook. It can be transported in a 40 ft ISO-container via sea, land, or air.

We know from more than 40 years of all-terrain vehicle experience that there is a need for an unarmoured vehicle that can reach places other systems cannot, carry a high payload and do it around the clock regardless of weather conditions,” said Tore Akser, platform manager at BAE Systems Hägglunds, a subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc. in the United States.

BAE Systems sees Beowulf as a successor to its Bv206. More than 12,000 of the glass-fibre bodied vehicles were built and the majority are still in service with military and emergency services in more than 40 countries around the world. Beowulf is well placed to meet a recently declared requirement from the UK Royal Marines for approximately 230 vehicles, in a range of variants to replace the Marines’ 350 Bv206s.

Though aimed primarily at the military market, Beowulf is also expected to attract interest for carrying out civilian missions in areas difficult to access.


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