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Malaysian military will test wheeled BBM "Tigon"

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Hanwha Defense Systems (South Korea) and Malaysian AVP Engineering presented at the DSA 2018 (Defense Services Asia) exhibition the Tigon armored vehicle with the wheel formula 6x6, reports TSAMTO.


Malaysian military will test wheeled BBM "Tigon"


The Tigon armored combat vehicle was developed on the basis of the BBN "Black Fox" 6 company Hanwha Defense Systems with a view to its sale in the markets of the countries of South-East Asia and the Middle East.

The priority task of the companies is to supply the machine to the Malaysian Defense Ministry. In the near future it will be tested in the composition of the land forces of the country.

The BBM Tigon is equipped with a Caterpillar C9.3 diesel engine with 525 horsepower. and an Allison 4500 SP automatic transmission, can reach a maximum speed of more than 110 km / h on the highway. The machine has improved road performance on rough terrain compared to the “Black Fox”, which are operated by the NE of Indonesia. In the armored personnel carrier version of the BBM, it transports up to 11 people, including the driver, commander and gunner, ”the newspaper writes.

It is reported that the weight of the new machine is heavier than the “Black Fox” (18 t) on 3-4 tons (depending on the weapon selected). Her booking "provides an increased level of protection against firing from small weaponsand from mines and improvised explosive devices. ”

BBM can be equipped with weapons of various types. At the exhibition, it is demonstrated with a remote-controlled module with an 12,7-mm machine gun. The machine can be equipped with other DUMV - with 30-mm automatic cannon or 90-mm gun.
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Hanwha Defense Systems
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  1. NIKNN
    NIKNN April 18 2018 14: 56
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    can reach a top speed of over 110 km / h on the highway.
    Maybe some taxi park will buy ... really useful for VIP people ...
    1. Ushly_bashkort
      Ushly_bashkort April 18 2018 16: 35
      +3
      And where does such skepticism come from? Now everyone is heading towards this format. Boomerang and I are no exception.
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN April 18 2018 16: 54
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        Quote: Ushly_bashkort
        And where does such skepticism come from? Now everyone is heading towards this format. Boomerang and I are no exception.

        Yes, there is no skepticism. I'm not against. Just an alternative application, I really liked the characteristics. Well, smiled rather, but without a hidden meaning smile On our roads, only this device can hold such speed. good
        1. Ushly_bashkort
          Ushly_bashkort April 18 2018 16: 54
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          Clearly, not so understood =)
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN April 18 2018 17: 03
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            Quote: Ushly_bashkort
            Clearly, not so understood =)

            drinks hi