Rheinmetall Defense AMPV 4x4 a new generation of light armoured tactical vehicles IDEX 2013 20021311

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IDEX 2013
Tri-Service defence exhibition

17 - 21 February 2013
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 
Rheinmetall 4x4 AMPV at IDEX 2013
 
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 08:42 PM
 
Rheinmetall Defense AMPV 4x4 a new generation of light armoured tactical vehicles at IDEX 2013.
After a specific request from the German Army for a new protected C4I and mission-specific vehicles, as well as protected transport capacity, Rheinmetall Defense and Krauss-Maffei of Germany have joined forces to develop a highly protected family of Armoured MultiPurpose Vehicles (AMPV) in the 10t weight class.
     
After a specific request from the German Army for a new protected C4I and mission-specific vehicles, as well as protected transport capacity, Rheinmetall Defense and Krauss-Maffei of Germany have joined forces to develop a highly protected family of Armoured MultiPurpose Vehicles (AMPV) in the 10t weight class.
Rheinmetall Armoured MultiPurpose Vehicles (AMPV) at IDEX 2013, Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
     

At IDEX 2013, Rheinmetall presents on its booth an AMPV for reconnaissance role and equipped with Vingtaqs SLR observation system. VINGTAQS SLR combines electro-optical reconnaissance with a battlefield radar.

The AMPV has successfully passed an intense testing and trial phase by the German Army and is now fully qualified for series production. With an empty weight of roughly 7.8t the AMPV can carry a payload of over two tons. The highly protected vehicle cell consists of a self-supporting steel hull with composite armour and spall liner. The reinforced flooring and cellular design offer excellent protection against mines and IEDs; while add-on armour modules supply scalable extra ballistic protection.

High mobility likewise contributes to a vehicle’s overall battlefield survivability, and the AMPV design reflects this. The vehicle’s robust chassis, featuring independent wheel suspension, is engineered to withstand maximum punishment. An automatic transmission, permanent all-wheel drive, automatic differential locking management and combat wheels with a central tyre inflation system combine to assure superb mobility even in the toughest terrain.

The AMPV family consists of two types of vehicles:

The AMPV 2 has a weight of 7,300 kg and can carry a two-ton payload. The highly protected vehicle cell consists of a self-supporting steel hull with composite armour. Spall liners, reinforced flooring and cellular design offer excellent protection against mines and IEDs; while add-on armour modules supply extra ballistic protection.

Considerably more compact, the AMPV 1 is a highly manoeuvrable liaison vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 7,500 kg. Rheinmetall and KMW have also conducted a conceptual study for a version weighing 5.1 tons which can be airlifted inside a CH-53 cargo helicopter.

Extremely compact, all members of the AMPV largely consist of identical components, especially the logistically relevant parts of the vehicle. Moreover, their essentially uniform, highly ergonomic design makes all AMPV vehicles easy to operate as well as facilitating logistics and training.

 

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