International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security
16 - 20 June 2014
Thales at Eurosatory 2014
|Monday, June 16, 2014 11:55 AM|
|Thales'international demonstration of the Hawkei at Eurosatory 2014|
Hawkei vehicle presented today its next generation capabilities during the outdoor dynamic exhibition for the Press, at Eurosatory 2014.Currently, the vehicle’s utility, reconnaissance and command variants are submitted to further extensive tests from the Australian Ministry of Defence, in order to further reduce the risks. However, it is ready to be exported to any potential international customers.
Hawkei during international live demonstration
Thales presented a demanding demonstration with the vehicle passing all the challenges, including the one simulating a rocky terrain, giving a glimpse of what it was designed for.
Hawkei is a seven-tonne protected, highly mobile and modular vehicle, that delivers unparalleled survivability. As the Thales Hawkei Team has mentioned to the Army Recognition team, the armour can be detached or deployed in the field, in 30 minutes, depending on the operational conditions, providing remarkable flexibility.
It has a length of 5.8m, a width of 2.4m and an overall height of 2.3m. All of the four versions can be configured with either four or two doors with a tray. The total number of people that can be carried is six. Its 3.2L turbocharged Steyr engine offers a maximum speed of 130 km/hr. Hawkei can be transformed into a weapons platform with the integration of a remote overhead or weapon mounts for light or heavy machine guns or even antitank missiles.