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Arctic rover "Arktos" - a vehicle of civil and military purposes

For the implementation of the movement and transportation of goods and people along the Arctic coast, not an ordinary vehicle is required, but a special means of transportation capable of working in harsh conditions for a long time. This tool is very necessary for Arctic studies and the Coast Guard of the United States and Canada.

Artik today is a strategic direction - there are rich deposits of minerals and places rich in fish. Now for the implementation of the possibilities of conquering the Arctic there is a very limited number of equipment and machinery.
The company ARKTOS Craft presented at the special event held in the framework of the coastal defense equipment in the city of Barrow, Alaska, the machines created by it — the Arktos all-terrain vehicles.

Arctic all-terrain vehicles are machines of two-part articulated execution. Two sections of a separate type, made as one unit - all-terrain vehicle, allow to expand the possibilities of its application. Machines are manufactured from 1993. Six similar all-terrain vehicles, acquired for three million dollars, are already working for an oil company. The machine is controlled by a remote that resembles a joystick.

Arctic rover "Arktos" - a vehicle of civil and military purposes

ARKTOS ATVs have already proven the possibility of full application. The tests showed a high level of mobility during the transition from water to ice and vice versa. Due to its design, it has high maneuverability when moving on ice, crossing irregularities and slopes. Sections are made of reinforced plastic. Each section has a separate power supply from the diesel engine.

The ARKTOS is able to evacuate or move up to 52 people or about 5 tons of oversized cargo to hard-to-reach places or up to 10 tons on a relatively flat surface or water.

ATVs are made in different versions to perform different tasks. The all-terrain vehicle for the coast guard has slightly reduced sections, but has become more mobile.

In addition to this all-terrain vehicle, an amphibious all-terrain vehicle, developed by Alaska Amphib together with Tyler Rentals, was presented at the event. It is smaller than all-terrain vehicle "ARKTOS". AmphibAlaska has a length of 6 meters and a weight not exceeding 8 tons. It is designed to perform tasks on land and water at a speed of 30 km / h. The hull is an amphibious all-terrain vehicle of the ship type, 12 inch caterpillars move up in water.

The all-terrain vehicle was specially created for operation in the units of coastal defense located in Alaska. Amphibious all-terrain vehicle can be transported by air or surface to its destination.

Both all-terrain vehicles in propulsion systems have water filters. Water in arctic latitudes can destroy / disable the outboard engines / motors of ordinary boats.

Main characteristics of the ARKTOS all-terrain vehicle:
- length - 15 meters;
- weight - 32 tons;
- maximum payload up to 10 000 kilogram;
- capacity up to 52 people.

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  1. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 24 September 2012 08: 27
    interesting car, we need the same for the Arctic ... fact ...
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 24 September 2012 09: 13
      We have them for a long time, they are called DT-10 Vityaz.
      1. tronin.maxim
        tronin.maxim 24 September 2012 10: 23
        Quote: neri73-r

        We have them for a long time

        I agree! Here's the link!
      2. Flooding
        Flooding 24 September 2012 11: 40
        On the basis of DT-30P "Vityaz" it is planned to create an armored platform "Arktika". But, if I am not mistaken, the financing of the developments by the Ministry of Defense stopped in 2011. Again, it all comes down to self-financing.
        In addition to the lack of funding, the Ministry of Defense has not yet submitted a tactical and technical task for the platform, although for its formation, representatives of the Main Armored Directorate were provided with sketch versions of the future machine, Izvestia was told in the Kurganmashzavod, whose design bureau was involved in the development of the building Arctic »

        What TTZ, man? Serdyukoff & Co will purchase modern, tested models abroad, because everyone in the Moscow Oblast has long known that the domestic defense industry is worthless.
        1. viruskvartirus
          viruskvartirus 24 September 2012 15: 06
          Is it Moldavian or what?
          1. Flooding
            Flooding 25 September 2012 12: 07
            I would laugh if it would be funny. No, unfortunately, it is the Russian military-industrial complex that is not spoiled by the attention of the Moscow Region.
      3. viruskvartirus
        viruskvartirus 24 September 2012 15: 03
        Moreover this thing is unique, father-in-law as a person versed in auto technology and making money
        this money says that amers
        from them with boiling water ... if ... such
        power, maneuverability and simplicity ... and just compare the photo
        and there is not only "Vityaz" but also GAZ-3344
        and Amer’s cars it’s probably better to compare with him ...
        1. bazilio
          bazilio 24 September 2012 19: 58
          Yes, Vityaz will be more interesting. From myself, I can add to Vityaz various types of weapons, up to the tank tower. Arctos is certainly in a different weight category, but the idea of ​​combining 2 elements seems to be borrowed.
        2. REPA1963
          REPA1963 24 September 2012 22: 18
          The question is, how does it swim, enemy and on water and on land and this ?????
  2. vylvyn
    vylvyn 24 September 2012 08: 44
    Arctos has long become familiar, but the amphibious all-terrain vehicle is something new. The minus that immediately catches your eye is rubber tracks. For the coast guard, this will be a specific headache. In the Arctic, iron tracks fly like migratory birds, on heavy all-terrain vehicles with intensive use they wear out for one, two or three (especially rocky soils), I don’t think that rubber will be more durable.
  3. Trailer
    Trailer 24 September 2012 09: 34
    Why do we need such a thing in the Arctic, when it is only possible on such semi-amphibians to move along half of our rural roads?
  4. Skavron
    Skavron 24 September 2012 10: 27

    The first swallows. Intersection of Antarctica.
  5. Skavron
    Skavron 24 September 2012 10: 30
    The first swallows. Intersection of Antarctica.

    Snow Cat "Able"
  6. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 24 September 2012 11: 42
    There is nothing fundamentally new in these all-terrain vehicles. But the machines themselves are quite interesting and promising in terms of practical use ... Yes, and our should have a certain incentive (or rather a kick in the ass) to move in this direction, because the development of new machines for the Arctic zone has been safely abandoned a long time ago. Some twenty years ago ...
  7. itr
    itr 24 September 2012 11: 45
    I didn’t see anything new
    Both all-terrain vehicles in propulsion systems have water filters. Water in arctic latitudes can destroy / disable outboard / conventional boat motors why the filter for the outboard engine ?????????
  8. viruskvartirus
    viruskvartirus 24 September 2012 15: 23
    Not impressed ... type floating tracked vehicles and Google will give you starting with gas-71
    and there are also Kharkov cars
  9. Kir
    Kir 24 September 2012 16: 07
    I don’t know why, but look at many products of our "friends", it seems that they were created for filming not even fantastic films, but phantosmogoric dystopias, or one recalls our "homemade" type of circle - skillful hands, rather hooks than hands. The only thing that worries them is their direction to the Arctic!
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 24 September 2012 16: 58
      Che, also noticed, a colleague?
  10. bask
    bask 24 September 2012 18: 26
    Urgent. Build the Arctic nuclear icebreaking fleet of Russia, dual-use.
  11. iSpoiler
    iSpoiler 24 September 2012 20: 33
    Good pictures, I've been fishing on the west coast of Kamchatka on the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, the beast flew by the beast barely managed to take a picture ..
  12. bask
    bask 24 September 2012 22: 07
    Yes, on the basis of the D30, an excellent BMP can be created. For the Arctic latitudes and not only.
  13. Andriuha077
    Andriuha077 29 September 2013 22: 25