Egypt's International Marathon United Technology Group (IMUT) is introducing two brand new armored vehicles at this first edition of EDEX defense exhibition. Among them is the ST-500 4x4 amored vehicle, which has been designed for a wide range of missions.
IMUT's ST-500 4x4 armored vehicle at EDEX 2018
(Picture source Army Recognition)
Impressive power and handling make the ST-500 equally suited to urban and off-road deployment; the vehicle offers excellent protection against both ballistic and blast threats with crew compartment protection of CEN Level SR6 / SR7 armor in various applications ranging from a battle field ambulance up to a fully armed direct fire vehicle.
International Marathon United Technology Group (IMUT) offers a wide range of extra additional features which can be integrated on the ST-500 during manufacturing phase-guaranteeing total compatibility. This vehicle can be fitted with different types of armament including rocket launcher systems, remote-controlled weapon stations, smoke-grenade launchers as well as internal equipment as night-vision, high speed camera, fully integrated intercoms systems and more.
The IMUT ST-500 has a length of 5.65 m, a width of 2.4 m and a height of 3.15 m. It features a curb weight of 8,000 kg and can carry a payload of 2,500 kg.
The troop carrier version of the ST-500 accommodates driver, commander and five soldiers. It can be armed with a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun or 30 mm automatic grenade launcher. The armament is mounted on the top of the roof which has a single hatch.
In ambulance variant, the ST-500 can carry a 3-strong crew and 2 patients on stretcher. It can also be modified to serve as mortar or rocket launcher carrier, using a crew of three.
The ST-500 is motorized with a Cummins QSB 6.7 liter Diesel intercooled turbo charged engine developing 275 hp. coupled to an Allison-3000SP automatic transmission. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed from 120 to 135 km/h.