Defense Technology Institute Thailand unveils new 8x8 armoured vehicle Black Widow Spider 0511137
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Defence & Security Industry News - Thailand
|Tuesday, November 5, 2013 03:19 PM|
|Defense Technology Institute of Thailand unveils its new 8x8 armoured vehicle Black Widow Spider.|
Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Taiwan has unveiled the mockup of its latest 8x8 armoured vehicle Black Widow Spider at Defense & Security 2013, exhibition and Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. DTI has completed technology development phase and displayed the infantry fighting vehicle version.
Black Widow Spider, the 8x8 armoured infantry vehicle of Defence Technology Institute at Defense & Security 2013, exhibition and Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Black Widow Spider has been designed to provide protected firepower and mobility. With modularity design concept, the vehicle can integrate various missions’ payloads, weapon turrets and counter measures as operating environment changes.
The V-shaped monocoque structure is based on welded steel which provides a protection against small arms, blast and anti-tank weapons. An enhanced protection is achieved by add-on armour to obtain level 4 STANAG 4569.
The Black Widow Spider can carry a squad of 11 soldiers, commander and gunner. The vehicle is equipped with suspended seats to increase protection against mine blast.
The project takes advantage of Thailand's global automotive industrial capability through Public-Private partnership, enabling localised Through-Life support. DTI armoured vehicle is in alignment with Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra's initiative of national research and development strategy.