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IFV-25 AV-8


IFV-25 AV8 Gempita 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
 
 
 
IFV-25 AV8 Gempita 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle armoured technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Malaysia Malaysian army defence industry military technology
 
Description
The IFV-25 AV8 Gempita is the infantry fighting vehicle variant of the AV8 family ordered in 2011 by the Malaysian Army. This vehicle is based on the Turkish Company FNSS PARS 8x8 armored vehicle. The first AV-8 IFV-25 variant was showed for the first time to the public during the Defense exhibition DSA 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, April 2014. Malaysian army has ordered a total of 46 vehicles in this configuration, but 257 vehicles will be delivered to the Malaysian army including 12 variants. In December 2014, the Malaysian Army took delivery of the first 12 of an order of 257 Deftech AV8 Gempita armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) at the manufacturer's facility in Pekan. The Malaysian Army expects deliveries of the IFV-25 variant of the AV8 Gempita armored fighting vehicle (AFV) to be completed by either the end of 2015 or in early 2016.
 
Variants:
- The AV8 will be delivered in 12 variants. A total of 178 AV8s will have an APC configuration with 30-mm or 25-mm turret or 12.7-mm remotely controlled weapon station. Other versions include armored surveillance vehicle with battlefield radar and mast mounted sensors (24), command vehicles (13), armored ambulances (9), armored recovery vehicles (9), maintenance vehicles (9), 120-mm mortar carriers (8), engineering and NBC reconnaissance vehicles (4) and signals vehicles (3).
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The IFV-25 AV8 Gempita variant is fitted with the Turkish-made with a one-man FNSS Sharpshooter Turret. The FNSS Sharpshooter Turret is armed with a Bushmaster 25mm automatic cannon. It has an effective range of 3,000 m and a maximum firing range of 6,800 m. A 7.62mm coaxial machine gun is mounted to the left side of the main armament. The turret is fully stabilized and can fire on the move in both day and night. There is also one smoke grenade launcher on each side of the turret, and one bank of three smoke grenade discharger at the rear on each side. The FNSS IFV-25 turret provides a protection against small weapons up to 14.5mm caliber using latest armor materials and spaced laminate armor system. the turret is fully stabilized and can fire on the move including sight with day/night capability.
Design and protection
The hull of the IFV-25 AV8 Gempita consists of a composite aluminum and steel armour that provides a protection for the crew and infantry against the firing of small arms 7.62 mm armour-piercing attack through a full 360°. The AV8 is more protected than the basic PARS 8x8 with additional armour mounted at the front and to the sides of the hull. The driver and the commander seats are located at the front of the vehicle, the turret in the middle and the troop's compartment at the rear. There is three large day periscopes at the front position of driver and commander and one on each side that provide excellent visibility. Eleven infantrymen can be seated at the rear of the hull on individual seats down each side of the hull facing inwards. All shock-absorbing seats are fitted with five-point seatbelts as standard. Back of the driver and commander position, there is an access passage to the troop compartment at the right side of the hull. The troops leave and enter the vehicle via a large hydraulic ramp mounted at the rear of the hull.
Mobility
The IFV-25 AV8 Gempita uses an 8x8 chassis and is motorized with a German Deutz turbocharged diesel engine, developing 550 hp, coupled to a fully automatic transmission with 6 forward and 1 reverse gears. The diesel power pack is mounted to the rear of the driver and commander position on the left side of the hull. The AV8 can run at a maximum road speed of 100 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 700 km. The vehicle can climb up to 60% gradient and vertical obstacle of 0.7 m, move on 30% side slope and cross a trench of maximum 2m.
Accessories
Standard equipment of the IFV-25 AV8 Gempita includes Two thermal cameras and CCD cameras in the front and rear, providing driver/commander with high situational awareness, dual channel Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS) and run-flat tyre inserts, integrated auxiliary power unit, self-recovery winch, air conditioning, NBC protection system, automatic fire suppression system and land navigation system. the AV8 is fully amphibious and propelled in the water by two waterjets mounted at the rear of the hull.
Thales's high-level expertise in C4ISR systems for land forces will provide the AV8 project with an integrated and scalable vehicle electronic architecture system including a wide range of new-generation equipment (communications, vetronics, sensors, command & control, mortar, optronics, etc.) to meet the rigorous operational performance criteria of the Malaysian Army.
As one of the main integrator of the AV8 Project, Thales roles will be to deliver:
- A state of the art open vehicle electronic architecture designed to optimise integration and enable information exchange (voice, data and video) both within vehicles and externally. It combines a set of sub-systems and specific equipment that assist the commander during the mission (Battlefield Management System), manage the status of the vehicle components (Platform Management System), assist navigation, provide an optimised situational awareness (picture / status / report) and enhance survivability.
- The gunner sight system (DNGS T1) of the Infantry Fighting Vehicles 30mm turret including the optronic suite of all combat variants fitted with the 3rd Generation Thermal Imager (Catherine XP).
- The SQUIRE ground surveillance radar for detection/tracking and classification of moving ground targets on the Surveillance Variant
- TDA's unique 120mm 2R2M Mortar of the mortar variant offering an unmatched range of 13km.
The Reconnaissance AV8 vehicle will be equipped with the Vingtaqs II, a target acquisition and surveillance system from the Company Vinghog which is part of Rheinmetall Nordic AS, former Simrad Optronics ASA. The Company was acquired by the German company Rheinmetall AG in 2010. VINGTAQS II is a vehicle installed target acquisition and surveillance system to be used to accurately determine target coordinates from the vehicle forward observer position The VINGTAQS Fire Control System (FCS) can also be equipped with instrumentation to laser designate targets at a long distance, in the role of supporting the Forward Air Controller (FAC).
The system has a complete sensor package for long range, all weather, all day capability and it can compute target coordinates up to 20 kilometers Maximum detection ranges are 48 km (Radar), 17 km (Day Camera), 15 km (Thermal Imaging Module) The positioning system consists of the Internal Navigation System (INS) and a Global Positioning System (GPS) The INS can be used independently of the GPS The system can be operated while on the move The system can be integrated to most BMS/C4I systems.
Radar images are presented onto map with shown area of radar sweep (when connected to BMS). The detected target is presented onto map. If the radar detects a target the day/thermal camera will automatically turn to the area of the target. The system has Auto Sweep functionality that allows the operator to predefine a number of targets to be surveyed automatically by the sensors. The system has Automatic Video Tracker, Scene Locker, Image Stabilization and Image Fusion (thermal and day channels are presented as overlay). The system has a local hard drive for saving photos and/or videos. The system provides possibility for streaming video and/or sending photos (connected to BMS)
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 25mm ATK M242 automatic cannon, one FN MAG 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.
Country users
Malaysia
Designer Country
Malaysia, Turkey
Accessories
Firing control computer system, night vision, NBC system, OICS mission, 3rd generation Thermal image Catherine XP, battlefield management system, ground surveillance radar SQUIRE, automatic fire suppression system, land navigation system, air conditioning
Crew
3 + 11
Armor
Composite aluminium and steel armour. add-on armour at front and sides of the hull.
Weight
16,000 to 24,500 kg
Speed
100 km/h
Range
700 km
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Dimensions
Length: 8 m; Width: 3 m; Height: 2.4 m
 
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IFV-25 AV8 Gempita 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle armoured technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Malaysia Malaysian army defence industry military technology
IFV-25 AV8 Gempita 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle armoured technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Malaysia Malaysian army defence industry military technology
   
IFV-25 AV8 Gempita 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle armoured technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Malaysia Malaysian army defence industry military technology
IFV-25 AV8 Gempita 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle armoured technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Malaysia Malaysian army defence industry military technology
 
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