Israel Military Industries IMI unveils CombatGuard new 4x4 armoured combat vehicle at Eurosatory 240
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International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security
16 - 20 June 2014
IMI Israel Military Industries at Eurosatory 2014
|Friday, June 20, 2014 02:25 PM|
|Israel Military Industries IMI unveils CombatGuard new 4x4 armoured combat vehicle at Eurosatory.|
At Eurosatory 2014, the International Defence & Security Exhibition in Paris (France), IMI (Israel Military Industries) unveils the CombatGuard, a new 4x4 armoured combat vehicle. Fast, agile and lethal, COMBATGUARD adapts to the changing warfare conditions, offering unprecedented speed, mobility and protection even in the most rugged terrain.
Israel Military Industries CombatGuard 4x4 combat armoured vehicle at Eurosatory 2014, International Defence & Security Exhibition in Paris, France.
IMI is unveiling the ‘COMBATGUARD’, an armored combat vehicle built for today’s challenging and rapidly changing battlefield. Designed for off-road operations, and supports different levels of protection, COMBATGUARD has demonstrated mobility levels matching or exceeding tracked combat vehicles. IMI is introducing the new vehicle at IMI’s booth D570 at the Eurosatory international defense and security exhibition in Paris, France on June 16-20, 2014.
Unlike vehicles based on modified commercial or military chassis, COMBATGUARD "Monocoque" capsule represents ‘clean sheet design’, optimized for military missions. It is prepared for decades of reliable and efficient operations under harsh terrain and environmental conditions.
COMBATGUARD was designed to offer low life cycle cost. Maintenance and support are designed for simplicity and efficiency, utilizing an integrated automotive drivetrain and off-the shelf spare parts.
COMBATGUARD provides high mobility over rough topography, including sand, rocky and rugged terrain. The eight-ton vehicle can carry 1.5 tons of payload, powered by a 300hp diesel engine. Its maximum road speed is 150 km/h, while off-road mobility is enabled by customized 54 inch wheels. The COMBATGUARD can ford water obstacles up to 1.5 meter deep and climb vertical obstacles up to 80 cm in forward drive and in reverse.
The COMBATGUARD protected hull accommodates 6 or 8 fully equipped troops along with modern, advanced weapon systems. Locating the wheels on the capsule’s sides also enhances the capsule’s protection. The modular design enables the application of different levels of protection, including protection against advanced threats such as EFP, land mines and blast. COMBATGUARD can also be equipped with IMI’s ’’Bright Arrow’’ - an active protection system integrated with the vehicle’s optional remote controlled weapon station.