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United States Marine Corps Tenders: VBA and Terrex 2 wheeled armored personnel carriers in the final

In the final of the tender, conducted by the Marine Corps (ILC) of the United States on the wheel (8x8), the floating armored personnel carriers turned out to be products of BAE Systems and SAIC, reports the blog bmpd with reference to DefenseNews.

Prototype demonstrator of the BAE Systems ACV armored personnel carrier (based on the Iveco VBA vehicle)

According to the resource, “BAE Systems in partnership with the Italian group Iveco offers in this tender the VBA armored personnel carrier (variation of the SUPERAV vehicle), and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in partnership with the Singapore company Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK) - the Terrex 2 armored personnel carrier.”

According to the information, "both selected applicants for preliminary tests demonstrated superiority to competing outsiders in speed and distance of navigation on water and in patency on soft soils."

Both cars showed the speed on the water "up to 7 miles per hour and the buoyancy margin of 21 (SUPERAV) and 23 (Terrex 2) percent," the publication said.

Armored vehicles have enhanced mine protection with a V-shaped hull bottom.

Proposed purchase - 204 units.

Prototype demonstrator armored personnel carrier STK Terrex 2
Photos used:
BAE Systems, SAIC
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  1. sisa29
    sisa29 26 November 2015 15: 58
    Alas, the enemy is not asleep. Beasts are getting ready. God forbid that you did not have to see this miracle in sight
    1. marlin1203
      marlin1203 26 November 2015 16: 02
      It depends on the sight ... laughing
      1. i80186
        i80186 26 November 2015 16: 30
        Quote: marlin1203
        It depends on the sight ...

        I want to go to the tank. smile
    2. Bourgeois
      Bourgeois 26 November 2015 16: 03
      Do not worry. All such miracles burn the same. RPG steers)))
      1. sisa29
        sisa29 26 November 2015 16: 15
        I do not mean that he is a terrible monster, but that to see us in sight is a war
    3. kil 31
      kil 31 26 November 2015 16: 04
      I have 2
      a question for this pride in armored vehicles. 1. Will there be a combat module on it? 2. If so, why are they experiencing without it? After all, with it the prototype will show other characteristics.
      1. TSOOBER
        TSOOBER 26 November 2015 16: 14
        somewhere like this
      2. Max_Bauder
        Max_Bauder 26 November 2015 21: 56
        Quote: keel 31
        I have 2
        a question for this pride in armored vehicles

        Where has the circus gone and why is the woof but swimming? laughing joke

        not, if really a little ugly, although in war what's the difference, the main thing is the survival rate, really why not equipped with weapons? I remember the amerovsky general was indignant that their current strikers with the BTR-82A "once at a time" would lose outright, because the striker's machine-gun "pukalka" was no match for the Russian 30mm cannon.
    4. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 26 November 2015 16: 08
      Note that both companies are foreign. In land technology, the Americans are traditionally not doing well.
    5. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 26 November 2015 16: 10
      Cool cars. And the towers there, all kinds of machine guns are provided, or is it a purely armored asshole.
      Detected mine body, it's buzzing.
  2. Izotovp
    Izotovp 26 November 2015 16: 01
    It is interesting to compare them with the Boomerang !!!
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 26 November 2015 18: 09
      Quote: Izotovp
      It is interesting to compare them with the Boomerang !!!

      Yes, it’s interesting, but it’s also interesting that the prototype from BAE is very similar to a boomerang (outwardly), from a word ...
    2. Alex1313
      Alex1313 26 November 2015 18: 46
      Track Boomerang, if only in terms of armament
      1. clidon
        clidon 26 November 2015 22: 27
        The boomerang is just wheeled.
  3. iliya87
    iliya87 26 November 2015 16: 03
    I wonder where the tests go? again at equipped landfills, where the Ferarry can drive and will not be scratched. Let them sail back to Portugal again and land
  4. aviator1913
    aviator1913 26 November 2015 16: 03
    Where are the characteristics and evaluation of the machines themselves?

    The VBA BTR is equipped with the new Oto Melara HITFIST Overhead Weapon Station remotely controlled turret installation, equipped with the 30-mm ATK Mk 44 automatic cannon, the 7,62-mm machine gun paired with it and the Rafael Spike container launcher. The turret compartment of the HITFIST Overhead Weapon Station is missing, which frees up a significant place in the troop compartment of the armored personnel carrier. With a combat weight of 24 tons, the VBA armored personnel carrier has high amphibious qualities, having thanks to two propellers, the speed afloat up to 10 km / h. The seaworthiness of the car is up to three points. Steel armored housing, with the possibility of hanging additional protection. The introduction of a set of measures for enhanced mine protection is reported. In order to preserve, at the request of the customer, a significant reserve of displacement for modernization and retrofitting, SUPERAV (and VBA) are offered in two versions with a housing width of 2,7 and 3 meters.

    The original Terrex armored personnel carrier with a full combat weight of 24 tons was developed by STK together with the famous Irish engineering company Timoney Technology and has been in serial production for the armed forces of Singapore since 2008 of the year (according to known data, 135 production vehicles have been delivered to date). The main differences of the new Terrex 2 armored personnel carrier are increased amphibious capabilities due to the characteristic shape of the hull and increased capacity and payload - the combat mass of the Terrex 2 is brought to 30 tons, the capacity is two crew members and 12 paratroopers.

    These characteristics of the Terrex 2 armored personnel carrier are caused, as is easily understood, by the desire to optimize the design of the machine to better meet the requirements of the US Marine Corps competition for a promising amphibious wheeled armored personnel carrier under the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Phase 1 Increment 1 (ACV 1.1) program. STK is representing Terrex in this competition in partnership with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), an American company. In addition, STK hopes that the new modification of the armored personnel carrier will be of interest to the armed forces of Singapore, as well as other potential customers. In particular, in partnership with Elbit Systems of Australia, a Terrex 2-based vehicle may be presented for a tender announced by the Australian Ministry of Defense for the Project Land 400 Phase 2 program for the purchase of 225 reconnaissance armored vehicles. In general, marketing on the Terrex 2 market will be carried out in parallel with the marketing of the "basic" Terrex armored personnel carrier.

    The Terrex 2 armored hull, optimized to achieve the best seaworthiness, allows sailing in the sea in rough seas of up to 4 points, the speed afloat due to two propellers is up to 6 knots. The propulsion system afloat works through raised "snorkel" pipes. According to STK, the Terrex 2's mine protection has been enhanced by the introduction of the company-developed VoV ("V-over-V") double V bottom design,

    Terrex 2 has a total length of 8,5 m, width 3,4 m, height 3 m and ground clearance 0,4 m. The armored personnel carrier is equipped with a Caterpillar C9 six-cylinder diesel engine with 600 horsepower. turbocharged, and six-speed automatic transmission Allison 4500SP. The maximum speed is more than 90 km / h, and it is claimed that the car is able to accelerate from standstill to a speed of 50 km / h in less than 15 seconds. Armament can be represented by various combat modules at the request of the customer.

    The vehicle is equipped with an all-round view system similar to that used on the "base" Terrex, which includes 11 day and thermal imaging cameras installed along the perimeter of the hull, which form an image on the monitors of the commander and the driver. In addition, STK says it has developed a new type of low-cost combination XNUMX/XNUMX camera called the TI fusion camera for the same task, which will be used in the future.
  5. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 26 November 2015 16: 07
    Heh heh heh ... the marines didn’t wait for their native, American, unique and unparalleled in the world EFV for the price of two "Abrams" - and decided to go the beaten path outsourcing.
    In the 80s, the KMP already purchased Canadian-made wheeled BM LAV-25s (the Swiss MOWAG Piranha was a girl). Now here are the heirs from Britain-Italy or Singapore decided to buy.
  6. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 26 November 2015 16: 31
    Heh, new BBMki for Armored Warfare lol
  7. Tor5
    Tor5 26 November 2015 16: 35
    Interestingly, do we have similar analogues?
    1. psiho117
      psiho117 26 November 2015 16: 51
      Quote: Tor5
      Interestingly, do we have similar analogues?

      The presence of such BMs implies their use in overseas amphibious assault forces, the presence of an airborne assault force group and targets for its use.
      Russia has none of this.
      I’m not saying that this is bad, we are behind and we’ll all die, no - it’s just that the existing naval doctrine does not imply such operations. Accordingly, there is no coral, technology, etc. for this.
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  8. bad
    bad 26 November 2015 16: 45
    Quote: Landwarrior
    Heh, new BBMki for Armored Warfare lol
    ...Yes sir laughing will buy their mattresses or not, here in AW we will probably ride .. although I am a fan of the "terminator" - and I have it laughing
    1. Landwarrior
      Landwarrior 26 November 2015 16: 51
      I also got on this thread right now smile I tried on the TCP, I liked it very much. good Hopefully by the time I get it, it won't be cut into the trash like "Prototype" winked
  9. Kazanec
    Kazanec 26 November 2015 19: 08
    Xs, how are the characteristics there, but outwardly this car is not nice to me.
  10. k_ply
    k_ply 26 November 2015 19: 27
    In October 2012 for the first time ... BAE Systems and Iveco show new armored personnel carrier
    (Terrex, 2013 -

    The 8x8 Boomerang was first introduced in spring 2015.

    It is easy to guess that the main armament of the new amphibious armored personnel carrier 8x8 in the BMP version, in addition to the basic variants being tested, will be similar to the armament of the failed AAAV (Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle) / EFV (Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle), i.e. 30 mm Mk.44 cannon in a single tower (
  11. Gost171
    Gost171 27 November 2015 02: 55
    Once BMP was deciphered as the mass grave of infantry. You see this thing and involuntarily, it comes.