Singapore Army commissions Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV) armoured vehicle 31007153

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Singapore Army commissions Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV) armoured vehicle
On July 8, Singapore minister for Defence officialy commissions the Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV). The PRV will replace the aging fleet of V200 armoured vehicles, which have been in service since 1970. PRV armoured vehicle was unveiled during a military parade held on June 28. Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle is a 6x6 armoured personnel carrier / MRAP based on Renault Trucks Defense HIGUARD armoured vehicle.
Singapore Army commissions Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV) armoured vehicle The Peacekeeper will provide stronger protection, accurate firepower and better manoeuvrability across different terrains. Photo: Singapore Defense Minister

The new PRV allows soldiers to be better protected and because of its enhanced mobility, is able to bring the soldiers to the objective faster. With the weapons system on board, which is remote-controlled, it allows our soldiers to be able to deal with threats that come their way much better than the V200", a Singapore Army brigadier-general said.

The Peacekeeper, which was jointly developed by the Army and the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), is designed to support servicemen carrying out island defence operations. It is equipped with a Remote Control Weapon System, allowing the Peacekeeper's crew to operate the weapons systems mounted on it from within the vehicle, and thermal imaging to support ground forces with direct and precise firepower. It features five types of differential locking systems for better traction, and a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) to protect the vehicle against pressure leaks or punctures. The system also reduces vibration and shocks as the vehicle moves.

The Peacekeeper can carry up to 12 crew members, comprising one operator, one vehicle commander and 10 troopers. The steel outer body of the Peacekeeper is built to withstand small-arm fire and fragmentation. Bulletproof windows and an onboard compression system further help to keep troops safe.
Singapore Army commissions Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV) armoured vehicle Singapore Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV) is based on French Higuard MRAP

A key feature of the Peacekeeper is the Remote Control Weapon System (RCWS). This weapon system, mounted on the Peacekeeper, can be configured for one of three different weapons: the 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher, the 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun, or the 7.62mm Coaxial Machine Gun. The weapons can also be operated from within the vehicle, thereby enabling the crew to support ground forces with heavy and accurate fire, from the safety of the vehicle.

This is unlike the V200, which can only be mounted with a 20mm Automatic Grenade Launcher or 7.62mm Coaxial Machine Gun, and cannot be fired from within the vehicle.

As the soldiers will not be exposed to incoming fire while they are firing the weapon system, "this provides much better protection to our soldiers in the missions they have to undertake in homeland security."


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