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First demonstration of the armored NEXTER TITUS

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At the recent exhibition of weapons and military equipment DSEI-2013, held in London, it was shown several new armored vehicles for various purposes. For example, the French company NEXTER Systems brought its new development called TITUS to the exhibition. The design of this machine has been applied several interesting solutions and, as expected, it will be able to interest a foreign customer. The company-developer pays special attention to possible orders from third countries. This is due to the fact that the TITUS machine was originally designed for export deliveries.




The name of the new armored vehicle continues a peculiar tradition, begun by the “name” of the CAESAR project, and constitutes the backronym. TITUS stands for Tactical Infantry Transport and Utility System ("Tactical Infantry Transport and Auxiliary System"). The technical appearance of the TITUS is such that it can be found features of two classes of armored vehicles at once. Seeing the features of recent local conflicts, the French engineers applied in the new project some of the solutions inherent in MRAP-class machines. At the same time they took into account the shortcomings of the equipment, resistant to mines and protected from ambushes. To ensure sufficient mobility and maneuverability, the TITUS vehicle has some of the characteristic features of a “classic” wheeled armored personnel carrier.

As the basis for the MRP TITUS armored personnel carrier, the designers of NEXTER Systems chose a three-axle all-wheel drive chassis developed by the Czech company Tatra. The main feature of this chassis is the special design of the frame, on which all the units are assembled, and an interesting arrangement of wheels, which is extremely rare in today's armored vehicles, but characteristic of armored personnel carriers. The middle axis is located in the middle of the machine, and not with a backward shift. Due to this, the weight of the structure is evenly distributed over all six wheels, without focusing on the rear axles. Such a distribution of the mass of the machine has a beneficial effect on its patency.

Proper placement of the wheels relative to the centers of gravity of the various units of the machine in the case of the TITUS armored car is a very important thing, because it has a fairly large weight. In the basic configuration, the weight of an empty machine reaches 17 tons. The payload is up to 4 tons. When installing additional booking modules, the mass of the empty armored car increases by six tons relative to the base version. Thus, the maximum combat weight of the machine TITUS can reach 27 tons. With such weight parameters, the car turned out to be quite compact: the length of the 7,55 meter, the width of the 2,55 meter and the height of the roof of the 2,73 meter.



In the basic version of the armored personnel carrier-MRAP TITUS equipped with a six-cylinder diesel engine company Cummins 440 horsepower. As stated in the official information about the project, at the request of the customer the machine can be equipped with a more powerful engine. Alternative 550-strong diesel is able to significantly improve the driving characteristics of the armored car. In both cases, the engine is associated with an automatic transmission company Allison. Such a power plant allows the armored vehicle to accelerate on the highway to a speed of 110 km / h. One gas station is enough to overcome 700 kilometers.

As can be seen from the relatively high body, the TITUS is equipped with a "mine bottom" V-shaped. The anti-mine protection of the armored car is made in accordance with the requirements of the 4a and 4b levels of the NATO standard STANAG 4569. This means that TITUS can protect the crew and the landing force against an explosive device with a charge of 10 kg of TNT that has worked under the wheel or bottom. The basic protection of the armored hull corresponds to the NATO standard 2, which allows the crew and the soldiers being transported not to be afraid of the armor-piercing bullets of 7,62xXNNUMX cartridges. When additional booking modules are installed, the TITUS vehicle is protected from bullets of a caliber 39 millimeter.

Of particular interest are other additional protection systems. At the request of the customer, the TITUS armored personnel carrier-MRAP can be equipped with a PG Guard system designed to protect against reactive anti-tank grenades. Also developed a set of tools called SAFEPRO. As stated in the promotional materials produced by NEXTER Systems, the installation of this kit allows the armored vehicle to withstand an explosion of a charge of up to 150 kg. At what distance from the car an explosion should occur and how exactly such a high level of protection is ensured, it was not announced.



Inhabited compartments of the TITUS (cab and troop compartment) have a total volume of more than 14 cube. meters Own crew of an armored car consists of three people. Ten fighters with equipment can be accommodated in the troop compartment. The crew and assault forces are located in chairs absorbing some of the energy of the explosion of the mine.

The back of the armored car body is made on a modular system. This means that instead of a cockpit for the landing, TITUS can carry a cargo platform, necessary equipment, etc. In the basic version of armored vehicles for soldiers, the armored car is equipped with additional volumes to accommodate small cargoes (ammunition, etc.). Special boxes on the sides of the case have a total volume of 4 cube. meter

The first prototype of the TITUS machine appearing in promotional materials carries the remote-controlled NEXTER ARX20 combat module. The armament of this module consists of an 20-millimeter automatic cannon and a machine gun of the caliber 7,62 mm paired with it. In addition, there are four smoke grenade launchers on the module. The combat module is located on the roof of the armored car, above the crew cabin. If necessary, any suitable combat module with weapons and electronic systems that meet the requirements of the customer can be installed on the existing epaulettes. Thanks to this machine TITUS can carry machine guns, including large-caliber, automatic guns and automatic grenade launchers of various models.

In the rear of the armored hull, on the upper corners of the module for the transport of troops, there are two turrets for mounting machine guns. Management of these turrets, as in the case of the main combat modules, is from the inside of the armored corps.

The armored personnel carrier with the features of the MRIT model TITUS so far exists in only one instance. A single armored vehicle is used to test various systems and is demonstrated at trade shows. NEXTER Systems has created TITUS primarily for sale to third countries. In the line of its products offered for export, this armored car occupies an intermediate position between the “full-fledged” machine of the MRAP Aravis class and the “classic” armored personnel carrier VBCI. The company-developer is not yet engaged in the deployment of mass production of the new machine, but it is alleged that in the case of incoming orders, the construction of the first armored cars will begin in the 2015 year.

Contracts for the supply of armored vehicles TITUS have not been signed yet and at the present time, most likely, they are not even planned yet. In view of the recent demonstration of a promising French armored car, potential customers probably have not had time to obtain the desired amount of information and consider the need to purchase this equipment. Thus, if the TITUS machine is of interest to anyone, then the contract will be signed only in a few months. Given the promises of NEXTER Systems regarding the timing of the start of mass production, it can be assumed that the first buyers from third countries will receive their armored vehicles only after a few years.

On the materials of the sites:
http://nexter-group.fr/
http://janes.com/
http://bmpd.livejournal.com/
http://arms-expo.ru/
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  1. Turik
    Turik 18 September 2013 08: 07 New
    +1
    It’s a very tall car. If it will be used in local conflicts, which is most likely, then any Makhnovist with RPG-7 will let her go to cans with her first shot - it will be difficult to miss such an armored car.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 18 September 2013 08: 15 New
      +3
      more related footage

    2. Professor
      Professor 18 September 2013 08: 16 New
      +4
      Majadhead with RPGs is not the worst thing that awaits armored vehicles today. Judging by statistics, the main threat is posed by IEDs, but KAZ is no longer so exotic.
      1. Turik
        Turik 18 September 2013 08: 31 New
        0
        With IED it is clear what to do - a V-shaped bottom, booking or placing all kinds of trash underfoot in a special. compartments, but this does not always help. The question is in the charge power, 200 kg of TNT and the tank will be smashed.
      2. bazilio
        bazilio 18 September 2013 08: 43 New
        +4
        I agree with the professor. The appearance of this machine is dictated by the conditions and specifics of the application. Unambiguously, the machine was built according to the MCI concept with all the consequences - a high silhouette, v-shaped bottom, and so on. As far as this concept is justified, only application experience will show.
        Quote: Professor
        any Makhnovets with RPG-7 will let her go to cans with her first shot - it’s hard to miss such an armored car.

        I don’t think that the Makhnovist will shoot from extreme ranges for RPGs, most likely they will shoot at armored vehicles from an ambush from close range. But to lay a radio-controlled landmine is the very thing.
        In an open field with RPGs, such a thing is hunted-suicide. With a 20mm gun, the firing range is much larger than with an RPG. Therefore, only from close range ambushes. And from close range it’s easier to get into any technique.
    3. lx
      lx 18 September 2013 12: 38 New
      +2
      There is nothing painfully high in her. Indicated roof height 2.73. For comparison, the BTR-90 - 3m. The armored personnel carrier may have data on the tower, but in general this does not change much. BTR is also longer
      1. Slavs69
        Slavs69 18 September 2013 15: 54 New
        +3
        Ix-agree. Compare in height the Urals and KAMAZs "Federal" and "Highlander", which are now rolling around the North Caucasus. Personally, I am waiting for the appearance of the "Typhoon". but mine protection for 10 kg of TNT is already something.
        1. bask
          bask 18 September 2013 22: 16 New
          +1

          As the basis for the MRAP TITUS armored personnel carrier, NEXTER Systems designers chose a three-axle all-wheel drive chassis developed by Tatra, a Czech company.

          The TATRAPAN multipurpose armored car was launched in 1994. About 50 armored vehicles were manufactured. Consists of the Slovak Army. Wheel chassis Tatra T-815 VP 21 265 6/6 1R.
          TTH:
          Mass is 24 tons
          It is long -8.4 met.
          Width 2,5 Met.
          2,7 meters high)
          Engine, diesel TATRA DEUTZ 369 l / s.
          And what new have the French come up with?
          1. Odonushka
            Odonushka 19 September 2013 17: 22 New
            0
            "Typhoon" is very reminiscent of ...
          2. Blackgrifon
            Blackgrifon 19 September 2013 20: 01 New
            0
            Quote: bask
            And what new have the French come up with?


            I'm not special. But what can you think up new in the MRAP line? The difference is primarily in the electronic "stuffing".
  2. waisson
    waisson 18 September 2013 08: 24 New
    +1
    good target for long-range shooting
    1. waisson
      waisson 18 September 2013 08: 33 New
      -5
      who is minus and what am I wrong you go to this tin can and then talk
      1. Turik
        Turik 18 September 2013 08: 37 New
        +1
        Forget the minuses, the main thing is to listen to smart people. (I didn’t pass)
        1. waisson
          waisson 18 September 2013 08: 42 New
          0
          I'm glad thanks, plus you captain for honesty
      2. Blackgrifon
        Blackgrifon 19 September 2013 20: 06 New
        0
        Quote: waisson
        who is minus and what am I wrong you go to this tin can and then talk


        (did not minus;)) And this BM is intended for transporting military vehicles in conditions of local conflict, when, according to statistics, the main threat is mines and various HEs. And in a full-fledged war or in a "very hot" spot, this armored car will become the dream of an ATGM operator or the crew of a real armored personnel carrier.
  3. GHG
    GHG 18 September 2013 08: 32 New
    +3
    150 kg TNT is not sickly, they bent in advertising booklets laughing If only 7-8 kg would hold without tearing off the limbs and barotrauma.
    1. Turik
      Turik 18 September 2013 08: 35 New
      +9
      I agree completely. 150 kg is a charge for a multi-storey building. If you undermine it under the bottom of this pepelats, it is likely to enter orbit, and in parts.
      1. combat192
        combat192 18 September 2013 20: 24 New
        +1
        With my own eyes I saw how 20 kg of TNT, T-62 (37 tons) meters on 10 were raised up.
    2. Walking
      Walking 18 September 2013 15: 07 New
      +1
      the advertisement is engine of the trade wink
  4. avt
    avt 18 September 2013 08: 53 New
    +7
    Sometimes looking at a photo and reading about the “specifics” of using these devices to justify size and type questions
    Quote: waisson
    good target for long-range shooting

    Quote: Turik
    It’s a very tall car. If it will be used in local conflicts, which is most likely, then any Makhnovist with RPG-7 will let her go to cans with her first shot - it will be difficult to miss such an armored car.
    and answers like
    Quote: Professor
    Majadhead with RPGs is not the worst thing that awaits armored vehicles today. Judging by statistics, the main threat is posed by IEDs, but KAZ is no longer so exotic.

    I ask myself a question. Why so far no one has done anything like this on the basis of a mining truck ?? Well, carrying tons of commercials 100 - 120? laughing This is where the real resistance to undermining.
    1. waisson
      waisson 18 September 2013 08: 56 New
      +1
      good thought and the more safe the more laughing
    2. bask
      bask 18 September 2013 20: 47 New
      +2
      Quote: avt
      Why so far no one has done anything like this on the basis of a mining truck

      AVT. Great idea, by the way !!!
      Why did not, did the Swedes (I already posted on this topic) I repeat.
      Volvo - VOLVO A35D articulated dumper
      Power 387 l / s
      Max. speed 56 km / h
      Payload 32,5 tons.
  5. Regis
    Regis 18 September 2013 08: 57 New
    +2
    Hefty such) In the first photo it seems that the dwarves are sitting next to the machine)
    1. Turik
      Turik 18 September 2013 09: 08 New
      +2
      I also thought, looking at the first drawing, that they hung the armor on BelAZ and added a cannon.
  6. ICT
    ICT 18 September 2013 09: 20 New
    +1
    Quote: Regis
    Hefty such)


    dimensions: 7,55 m, width 2,55 m and height along the roof of the case 2,73 m.
    Ural dimensions:
    Length: 7350 mm
    Width: 2690 mm
    Height: 2680 (with 2980 awning) mm
    Ground clearance: 400 mm


    Yes, and compare with the ideal






    and assess the need for military equipment rear steered wheels
    1. waisson
      waisson 18 September 2013 12: 15 New
      +1
      three meters a good landmark
    2. bask
      bask 18 September 2013 21: 34 New
      0
      In South Africa, in 1988, Reumech-Sandock created an 11-seater multipurpose Okapi 6 / 6.With a welded armored hull with bullet-proof glass, sunroofs and a V-shaped bottom for dissecting energy blast wave. Protecting the crew and the landing from, undermining, two Soviet anti-tank mines.
      OKAPI 6/6.
  7. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 18 September 2013 09: 26 New
    +2
    Is it all they want to replace VAB? Are all these Renaults and Tituses being developed under its replacement program? What are they all doing such tall cars? You can’t even miss such from afar. For a well-trained grenade launcher, a high object is a pleasant surprise. French MRAP based on a Czech truck. Cool for the Czechs, if the French did not try for them. Good French trucks are full, sort of. But the Nexter ARX20 combat module is a thing.
    And remember how it all began:

    Yours! hi
    1. bask
      bask 18 September 2013 21: 07 New
      +4
      Quote: smiths xnumx
      e. But the Nexter ARX20 combat module is a thing

      BTR-152V 6/6, year of manufacture 1956.
      Everything is invented, already (almost).
  8. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 18 September 2013 09: 49 New
    +3
    KAMAZ Typhoon is no worse, so nothing new, I am not impressed.
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 18 September 2013 10: 01 New
      0
      Quote: vladsolo56
      KAMAZ Typhoon is no worse, so nothing new, I am not impressed.

      Yes. The topic of MRI is not, so to speak, not the first freshness. Already come up with a lot
    2. waisson
      waisson 18 September 2013 12: 21 New
      0
      about KAMAZ and the Urals I keep silence this is our holy
  9. bazilio
    bazilio 18 September 2013 10: 19 New
    +1
    The car looks massive. It can be said that it has a classic image of MRI.
    But there are questions
    The machine was created with sharpening under local conflicts with guerrilla groups and gangs. With a base weight of 17 tons, the armor holds only armor-piercing 7.62x39 mm bullets. But what about the armor-piercing 7.62x54 guilty machine-gun cartridge? It’s not serious. It is clear that there is at least 12,7 x 108 mm cartridge and 14.5 CPV. But large-caliber machine guns are not found in such a large number, it is more difficult to move with them, but PKshek and SVD will be found many times more. Additional mounted modules are good, but why didn’t the armor from rifle and machine gun cartridges be added to the minimum reserve of armor protection?
    One more question - in the photo I did not see the loopholes (embrasures) for the landing. Either they were not made on the prototype, or were you originally not planning to do it? 2 additional turret machine gun mounts is good, but when 4 more barrels are added to them in each direction, it is even better.
    1. waisson
      waisson 18 September 2013 12: 18 New
      +2
      outwardly, it immediately reminds me of mrap, which is based on the Urals production in South Africa
  10. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 18 September 2013 14: 21 New
    +5
    Interesting car.
    In principle, it can find its niche (not in army structures) for patrolling dangerous areas and escorting convoys.
    Impressed by the front location of the engine (I remembered our Urals) and the comfortable placement of the fighters.

    But it’s too tall ...

    Here is "Our Answer to Chamberlain":
    Please just treat with humor ...
    wink
    1. Walking
      Walking 18 September 2013 15: 12 New
      +1
      Well, what will be cooler than the Italian Centaur laughing
    2. koosss
      koosss 18 September 2013 15: 55 New
      0
      a terrible gun caliber turns out)
    3. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 18 September 2013 19: 05 New
      +4
      the tower is wrong; on a mining truck, the tank tower is just a trifle, such as a turret. You can put a cruiser type tower, with two AK-130, and 2 pieces of tank towers - on the wings of the bridge. behind - "Dagger", in front of a couple of towers from BMP-3, then it’s wink
      1. ICT
        ICT 18 September 2013 19: 59 New
        +3
        Quote: wasjasibirjac
        the tower is wrong; on a mining truck, the tank tower is just a trifle, such as a turret. You can put a cruiser type tower, with two AK-130, and 2 pieces of tank towers - on the wings of the bridge. behind - "Dagger", in front of a couple of towers from BMP-3, then it’s


        it turned out to be a land BDK, add a turret about the iron dome and .... "we are not afraid of the gray wolf" lol
    4. avt
      avt 18 September 2013 19: 43 New
      +2
      Quote: Aleks tv
      Here is "Our Answer to Chamberlain":

      Ahhh !! Gotcha !! laughing Right now, a professor will come with a pimple and will quite authoritatively explain, using the example of the new machine created by the Amer’s deputy of the hammer, that security is garbage, the main thing is maneuverability like a buggy laughing The specifics! you understand.
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 19 September 2013 00: 46 New
        +1
        Quote: avt
        Ahhh !! Gotcha !!

        Yeah. ...
        yes
        laughing
    5. bask
      bask 18 September 2013 22: 40 New
      +4
      Wheel tank Bismark-55 tons. [Center]
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 19 September 2013 00: 48 New
        +1
        Quote: bask
        Wheel tank Bismark-55 tons.

        Afiget, what a wheeled pipelat ...
        Andrey, where do you find them?
        laughing
        1. svp67
          svp67 19 September 2013 00: 57 New
          +1
          Quote: Aleks tv
          Afiget, what a wheeled pipelat ...

          And I honestly care more about the question - why?
          1. Aleks tv
            Aleks tv 19 September 2013 01: 08 New
            +2
            Quote: svp67
            what for?

            Sergey, this is South Africa ...
            They have their own cockroaches in their heads.
            According to the MRI, they are great, and this ... FIG knows, like the program is suspended, I'm not special in this technique.
            And at the stern of the tower, is that ... tracks from the tracks?
            laughing
            1. svp67
              svp67 19 September 2013 01: 10 New
              +3
              Quote: Aleks tv
              And at the stern of the tower, is that the tracks from the tracks?
              There are two options:
              - strengthen armor
              - a means of increasing patency ...
              1. Aleks tv
                Aleks tv 19 September 2013 01: 19 New
                +3
                Quote: svp67
                - strengthen armor

                It became curious, climbed into the Internet.
                This is a tower from their Olyphant.
                The trucks there carried the function of protection and "reserve".
                So they left as it was ...
                Heh. Cool.
              2. Thunderbolt
                Thunderbolt 19 September 2013 01: 23 New
                +3
                The third option: transplanted the tower from the "Olyphant" to the wheelbase and everything went.
              3. combat192
                combat192 22 September 2013 07: 25 New
                0
                Quote: Aleks tv
                And at the stern of the tower, is that the tracks from the tracks? There are two options:
                - strengthen armor
                - a means of increasing patency ...
                Most likely the tracks at the stern of the tower served as a counterweight to a rather heavy gun.
  11. washi
    washi 18 September 2013 14: 37 New
    +3
    Apparently, they are preparing for police actions, without the use of military weapons against them. Those. or another democratization, or against their own people.
  12. combat192
    combat192 18 September 2013 20: 19 New
    -4
    Dream grenade launcher!
  13. Andriuha077
    Andriuha077 18 September 2013 23: 53 New
    -4
    Amusing giant, the dream of an artilleryman and grenade launcher.
    Not otherwise, on the basis of a double-decker London bus.
    1. ICT
      ICT 19 September 2013 00: 33 New
      +3
      Quote: combat192
      Dream grenade launcher!

      Quote: Andriuha077
      Amusing giant, the dream of an artilleryman and grenade launcher.
      Not otherwise, on the basis of a double-decker London bus.


      well, the first comments were like that, but at the end of the day it’s not comme il faut (the device is not outstanding, but not bad, at a decent level)