New Slovak Corsac 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle gets Russian armament suite Tass 53105162

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New Slovak Corsac 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle gets Russian armament suite
New Corsac 8x8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) developed by Slovak MSM Group has received Russian armament suite, according to the company's press department.
     
New Slovak Corsac 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle gets Russian armament suite 640 001The new Corsac 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle shocased at IDEB 2016 (Photo Samuel Kolesár)
     
Corsac is equipped with Turra 30 remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) by the EVPU company. It comprises Soviet/Russian 30mm 2A42 automatic cannon and two ready-to-launch 9M113 Konkurs (NATO reporting name: AT-5 Spandrel) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). According to the EVPU's press department, 2A42 can be replaced by Bushmaster Mk.44 and 9M113 - by Spike anti-tank missiles. The turret can carry a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machinegun as the secondary weapon.

Corsac was developed by MSM Group in conjunction with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and Konstrukta Defence to meet the requirements of the Slovakia's national Armed Forces. The vehicle has a crew of three tankers (including commander, gunner and driver). It is protected at Level 2 STANAG 4569 (all-round protection against 7.62mm steel core armour-piercing bullets at 30 m distance). The usage of applique armour plates increases the Corsac's protection to Level 3 (all-round protection against 7.62mm hard steel/tungsten-alloy armour-piercing bullet at 30 m distance) or to Level 4 (all-round protection against 14.5mm armour-piercing bullet at 200 m distance). The vehicle has Level 3 STANAG 4569 blast protection.

Corsac is powered by ISLe HPCR diesel engine (450 h.p.). The vehicle has a combat weight of 19,800 kg (including 9,500 kg of payload or six mounted troops), a maximum road speed of 115 km/h and a swimming speed (optional) of 10 km/h. Corsac has received a suite of nuclear, biological and chemical protection (NBC) equipment.-
     
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