ST Kinetics of Singapore unveils its new Bronco New-GEN All-Terrain tracked carrier 0807145
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ST Kinetics Bronco New Generation
|Tuesday, July 8, 2014 06:54 PM|
|ST Kinetics of Singapore unveils its new Bronco New-GEN All-Terrain tracked carrier.|
At Eurosatory 2014, ST Kinetics of Singapore unveils its new Bronco New-Gen All-Terrain tracked armoured vehicle. The new Bronco New-Gen combines the outstanding mobility of the lighter Bronco with the proven high survivability of the heavier Warthog.
ST Kinetics Bronco New-Gen during trial tests in Canada.
The Bronco New-Gen is the newest iteration of the battle proven Bronco All Terrain Tracked Carrier, and provides high protection and mobility with increased internal space but lower all up weight. The Bronco New-Gen's V-shaped front and rear cabin hulls are designed to be stiffer and lighter with greater spaciousness to accommodate various crew and equipment configurations. Its rear cabin is designed to be modular and can be quickly interchanged for a wide spectrum of missions. As the lightest vehicle in the family, the Bronco New-Gen offers growth potential in payload and protection to survive a multitude of IEDs and landmines.
With a lower curb weight than the Warthog, the Bronco New-Gen can take on higher add-on protection and payloads. Being lighter, it is capable of swimming and traversing water obstacles effortlessly at higher STANAG level protection. With a completely re-engineered chassis to maximize the crew's operating space, it has the largest capacity in the Bronco family, accommodating crew and passengers of different body sizes comfortably, giving superior MMI and protection.
The Bronco New-Gen's V-shaped hull effectively deflects under belly blasts while contributing to a stiffer chassis for better all-round protection.
The Bronco New-Gen will also feature a revolutionary camera system that allows manipulation of the virtual viewpoint seen by the crew, so that they possess clear perception of the situation at any angle around the vehicle, while driving close-hatched, at night or even when the view through its windscreen is obscured.
The all-welded steel armoured hull of the Bronco New-Gen provides the occupants with protection against firing of small arms 7.62mm AP up to STANAG 4 with add-on protection.
The Bronco New-Gen consists of two fully armoured units, front and rear, connected by a specially designed hydraulic system. The vehicle is motorized with a 6 cylinder in-line Diesel engine coupled to an 6 speed automatic transmission. The Bronco Ne-Gen can run at a maximum road speed of 65 km/h. The Bronco New-Gen is fully amphibious being propelled in the water by its tracks at a maximum speed of 4 km/h without any preparation.
The Bronco New-Gen can be fitted with a remote-controlled weapon station armed with 7.62mm machine gun and mounted on the top of the crew compartment of the first unit.