Successful cold-weather trials for Scout SV armoured vehicle project of General Dynamics UK 2306132
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|Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:46 AM|
|Successful cold-weather trials for Scout SV armoured vehicle project of General Dynamics UK.|
General Dynamics and the Specialist Vehicle (SV) industry team have successfully completed cold-weather trials on the Mobile Test Rig (MTR), achieving another key de-risking test in advance of the prototype stage and ensuring the vehicle’s operational capability for the coldest of theatres.
Cold-weather trials for the Mobile Test Rig (MTR) of Scout SV armoured vehicle project.
These trials follow testing of the cooling system under full load for assured operation in extremes of heat and mean that SV will have an operating envelope spanning 80°C, ensuring the British Army can operate globally with this equipment in the future. The testing, which included starting and running the vehicle’s engine at -32°C, was carried out in a special military cold-climatic chamber at the Instituto Tecnológico ‘La Marañosa’ (ITM) near Madrid between the 1 and 12 April this year.
This latest trial follows an extensive series of operational and tactical (O&T) mobility trials to demonstrate the ability of the vehicle’s automotive systems to meet the demanding mobility requirements of the SV programme, during which the MTR towed a total of 92 tonnes train weight over 300km as part of a gruelling Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) schedule designed to replicate pre-defined battlefield missions and conditions. On completion of the ALT activities, MTR will have covered a total of 10,000km and will have provided crucial reliability and performance data to inform the design and manufacture of the six prototype SV platforms.