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"To confront Russia in the Arctic": the US Army announced a tender for a new Arctic all-terrain vehicle

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SUSV Unit Support Vehicle


The US Army will test new Arctic all-terrain vehicles as part of an announced tender for the purchase of equipment for operations in northern conditions. According to the portal defensenews.com, the tests of the presented equipment will take place at a test site in Alaska.

The combat support and support service has already signed contracts for the supply of prototypes with two participants - Oshkosh Defense in partnership with ST Engineering, as well as BAE Hagglunds, a subsidiary of BAE System.

According to the terms of the tender, the new all-terrain vehicle must transport up to nine personnel in "extreme cold weather conditions", provide emergency evacuation of the wounded, and also serve as a command vehicle or cargo platform.

Applicants to win the tender must submit their prototypes during the second quarter of this year, the deadline is June 14. The tests of the supplied equipment will take place in Alaska at a special test site in low temperatures from August to December 2021.

The winner will be determined in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 (starting October 1, 2021), after which serial production of the new all-terrain vehicles will begin. The volume of upcoming purchases is 110 all-terrain vehicles with the possibility of expanding to 163 vehicles.

The new all-terrain vehicle will replace the US Army's Arctic support vehicles for the SUSV units, which are a version of the Swedish Hägglunds Bv 206 articulated vehicle. The old Arctic all-terrain vehicles are scheduled to be retired from 2023.

As stated in the Pentagon, the US army needs new Arctic all-terrain vehicles to confront Russia and China in the region. It is emphasized that the new technology will allow the United States to increase its presence in the Arctic, thereby ending Russian and Chinese domination.
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  1. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 8 2021 16: 32
    +2
    This is where VVP and Shoigu rode through the taiga?
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 8 2021 17: 06
      +2
      More precisely, they drove a modification of the BV-206, called the GAZ-3351. It is powered by an Austrian Steyr diesel engine and an Allison automatic transmission.
  2. cniza
    cniza April 8 2021 16: 46
    +6
    As stated in the Pentagon, the US army needs new Arctic all-terrain vehicles to confront Russia and China in the region.


    I understand everything, but China is there which side to resist?
    1. APASUS
      APASUS April 8 2021 17: 04
      +2
      Quote: cniza
      I understand everything, but China is there which side to resist?

      That's right, they are setting up an anti-missile area in Europe, against missiles from Iran and North Korea. Why not use this idea with placement, but only from the vile thoughts of China ........... wink
      1. cniza
        cniza April 8 2021 17: 36
        +4
        I completely forgot about their cunning knowledge of geography ... yes
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 8 2021 17: 16
      +4
      Quote: cniza
      I understand everything, but China is there which side to resist?

      Yes, the states just to resist, they will soon equate the whole of Africa with the Arctic region. Zhenya Psaki will tell them that the Arctic is in Belarus, and Africa is at the North Pole. And you know the guys from the states believe that.
      1. cniza
        cniza April 8 2021 17: 37
        +3
        The impression is that they are already threatening to speak, and to resist is already ...
      2. halpat
        halpat April 8 2021 21: 08
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Quote: cniza
        I understand everything, but China is there which side to resist?

        Yes, the states just to resist, they will soon equate the whole of Africa with the Arctic region. Zhenya Psaki will tell them that the Arctic is in Belarus, and Africa is at the North Pole. And you know the guys from the states believe that.

        Qualification smile Only the good ones believe! guys, bad no. smile
        Where can they get so many "tough nuts" to confront Russia in the Arctic?
        Is that from under a goat :)
    3. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke April 8 2021 17: 17
      +2
      Quote: cniza
      I understand everything, but China is there which side to resist?

      Perhaps they predict / have a presentiment that China will lay eyes on Alaska in speed. hi
      1. cniza
        cniza April 8 2021 17: 37
        +4
        Nizzia, Alaska is ours ... hi
    4. sedoj
      sedoj April 8 2021 19: 18
      +1
      Quote: cniza
      I understand everything, but China is there which side to resist?

      Snow, sand - what's the difference. The main thing is that it is free-flowing.
  3. Hog
    Hog April 8 2021 16: 54
    +6
    Is it okay that there was already an article about it?
    https://topwar.ru/181709-transporter-dlja-arktiki-pentagon-prodolzhaet-programmu-catv.html
    1. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov April 8 2021 17: 04
      +5
      Quote: Hog
      Nothing, that there was already an article about it?
      https://topwar.ru/181709-transporter-dlja-arktiki-pentagon-prodolzhaet-programmu-catv.html

      The same article was published yesterday, time flies, overnight Russia and China captured even more of the Arctic laughing
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A April 8 2021 17: 19
        0
        Quote: Andrey Korotkov
        Quote: Hog
        Nothing, that there was already an article about it?
        https://topwar.ru/181709-transporter-dlja-arktiki-pentagon-prodolzhaet-programmu-catv.html

        The same article was published yesterday, time flies, overnight Russia and China captured even more of the Arctic laughing

        Has America shipped winter diapers, insulated, with fleece, in sufficient quantities? If not, then they are not ready for a war with Russia ...
    2. sergo1914
      sergo1914 April 8 2021 17: 27
      +1
      Quote: Hog
      Is it okay that there was already an article about it?
      https://topwar.ru/181709-transporter-dlja-arktiki-pentagon-prodolzhaet-programmu-catv.html


      Here either someone bit the editorial office, or they overdid it with Strike.
      1. Andrey Korotkov
        Andrey Korotkov April 8 2021 17: 49
        0
        Quote: sergo1914
        Quote: Hog
        Is it okay that there was already an article about it?
        https://topwar.ru/181709-transporter-dlja-arktiki-pentagon-prodolzhaet-programmu-catv.html


        Here either someone bit the editorial office, or they overdid it with Strike.

        They just accidentally knocked over a mug of coffee on Claudia winked
  4. Mouse
    Mouse April 8 2021 17: 00
    +4
    provide emergency evacuation

    This is yes! First of all ... can you just not climb so that you don't have to evacuate? recourse
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 8 2021 17: 11
    0
    It is emphasized that the new technology will allow the United States to increase its presence in the Arctic, thereby ending Russian and Chinese domination.

    The best all-terrain vehicles, but only the Russian Army owns them.

  6. Ascold1901
    Ascold1901 April 8 2021 17: 25
    +1
    I wonder what part of Alaska this landfill will be in?)))
    There are 5 climatic zones.)))
    1. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov April 8 2021 17: 35
      0
      Quote: Ascold1901
      I wonder what part of Alaska this landfill will be in?)))
      There are 5 climatic zones.)))

      Good question wink I assume from Dawson Creek to Delta Janken on the tourist route (sub-arctic) laughing
    2. halpat
      halpat April 8 2021 21: 11
      0
      Quote: Ascold1901
      I wonder what part of Alaska this landfill will be in?)))
      There are 5 climatic zones.)))

      In Canada, they will train to “dominate”.
  7. Well done
    Well done April 8 2021 18: 08
    0
    What a cock in the photo! LUAZik recalled.
  8. zwlad
    zwlad April 9 2021 22: 02
    0
    Have the striped icebreakers already been built?