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Terrex 2: ST Kinetics Introduces New Generation BMP

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Terrex 2: ST Kinetics Introduces New Generation BMP

The Terrex 2 can adopt medium-caliber weapons, such as this stabilized 30-mm automatic cannon, without adversely affecting passenger capacity or payload. Managed towers can be installed if desired.


Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics, a division for ground systems of the state-owned enterprise ST Engineering, presented its program for developing a wheeled armored vehicle Terrex 2 in the 8x8 configuration.

The Terrex 2 project, which has been underway since the beginning of the 2013 of the year, draws on the company's experience in developing the Terrex ICV (infantry carrier vehicle) armored personnel carrier. This platform is in service with the Singapore Army and was proposed for the current program for the US Marine Corps on the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Phase 1 Increment 1 amphibious vehicle (ACV 1.1), which the Singapore company is working with from the USA Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) .

About the direction of the development of the original Terrex platform and the external market led to the creation of the Terrex 2.

Mr. O reported that one of the company's strengths, apart from machine design and production, is the ability as a system integrator to combine the latest technologies in one platform.

“We completed this project because we can really combine hardware and software to increase the ability of our soldiers to fight on an individual, group or even military level,” said Mr. O. “In the Terrex project we have a machine that already has a high level of protection, mobility and firepower ... we strive to offer something new, especially with the Terrex 2. ”

Unlike the Terrex 24 ton machine, the new machine enters the stage with a total mass of 30 tons. According to the specifications provided by the company, Terrex 2 has a length of about 8,5 meters, from 3 to 4 meters in standard and amphibious configuration, respectively, height to 3 meters and minimum ground clearance 400 mm.


The driver’s instrument panel is distinguished by a high level of digitization, which is also provided by two touchscreen LCD panels with an intuitive and easily customizable graphical user interface.

Duration of service life

The larger and heavier platform allowed ST Kinetics engineers to raise their payload to 9 tons, which can go for heavy weapons, increased protection and increased ammunition and equipment, which ultimately increases the duration of the combat mission. A remote-controlled combat module with a 2-mm machine gun, a 12,7-mm machine gun, an 7,62-mm automatic grenade launcher with air-assault munitions or an 40-mm automatic cannon can be mounted on the roof of the Terrex 30. Depending on the requirements of the customer, ATGM launchers and crew towers can be installed on the machine.

“For example, while the current version of Terrex is capable of providing a three-day operation, we must reduce passenger capacity if you need to install heavier tower armament,” Mr. O. said. “But when we created the Terrex 2, we increased its capabilities and provided enough space for accommodation of military equipment, which will help support the military throughout the combat mission ".

The crew of the car are two people, the driver and the commander. It can accommodate 12 fully equipped paratroopers on specially designed energy-absorbing seats that can be folded to access storage areas in the hull or to simplify maintenance.

According to the company ST Kinetics, the survivability of the crew has been further enhanced by the patented chassis design, which received the designation “VoV” (V-over-V - V over V). It consists of two v-sections - the lower v-section, which holds the powertrain and suspension, and the upper section, which is part of a protected capsule that accommodates the crew compartment and the troop compartment. The lower v-shaped section is designed to absorb the initial blast wave from a mine or an improvised explosive device (IED), while the second v-shaped case further reduces the likelihood of injuries to people sitting inside.

“For high-level threats such as mines and IEDs, we know that the v-shaped bottom is the key to machine survivability,” says Sabapathi, chief designer of the center of wheeled vehicles of ST Kinetics.

“The lower section of the VoV-type case works as a consumable component, taking the brunt of the initial blast wave from a mine or IED,” he explained. “There is also an isolation system between the first v-section and the second v-section, so the second v-shaped case, which is actually a protected capsule in which people are placed, further reduces the chance of injury.”

"In addition, the lower v-section is part of the chassis design (where the drives and suspension are installed), so there is a mass savings, while the rest of the car is carefully fitted to the second v-shaped section," he noted, noting that the overall shape The hull is also optimized for direction away from the blast wave machine. “Such constructive solutions lead to a platform that initially has higher levels of protection against mines and IEDs.”

Increased situational awareness

The Terrex 2 is equipped with the same driving aids and surveillance kits that have already been tested on a Terrex high digitization machine: Closed Hatch Driving System (CHDS) and All Round Surveillance System (ARSS) driving system with closed hatches. ). The ARSS system consists of 11 daylight and thermal imaging cameras of low light installed on the perimeter of the hull. The system in the current version of Terrex displays on the display of the commander a real-time video image, as well as on the display in the troop compartment, in order to assess the external situation before landing from the car. According to the company ST Kinetics, this system increases the level of situational awareness of the commander and, as a result, his ability to make decisions, whereas the landing force after leaving the car needs less time to orient in the environment.

The CHDS system consists of three flat-panel displays mounted on the driver's seat, to which the day and night images from the cameras are directly displayed, which allows the driver to maneuver while sitting inside the car. The system is supplemented with the function of determining the location in real time and the function of displaying the coordinate grid on the driver’s displays and indicating route points.

However, ST Kinetics has further refined these elements in the Terrex 2 version. For example, the driver's seat is even more digitized, an additional touchscreen monitor is installed on each side of the steering wheel, allowing instant access to the basic configuration of the vehicle and driving functions to add important information on its operational readiness and general system status. Replacing most of the physical scales and instruments of the Terrex machine of the first generation, the company claims to create using technical psychology methods an intuitive and customizable interface that greatly simplifies working with the machine and also reduces the course of training to a minimum.



The Terrex 2 is distinguished by a new hull and chassis design, which are optimized for amphibious operations, and also increase survivability from mines and IEDs

Intelligent display

“The CHDS system aboard the Terrex 2 has been enhanced in a similar way,” added Sabapathi. “Earlier, the driver received only the main video image from the cameras, but we created an intelligent driver display, on the central screen of which information from the instrument panel, such as speed, current driving mode, and engine and transmission faults, is displayed.”

The company also introduced an optional hybrid camera for the ARSS system. Called the “fusion camera”, the new display tool combines day and night camera capabilities, superimposing a thermal image on a day color image. According to Sabapathi, this unique approach combines the advantages of both types of images in one display - the color and clarity of the day camera, combined with the ability to recognize the thermal signatures of other machines and potential threats.

“Since thermal images are usually monochrome, you lose the colors you want to see during the day,” he explained. - But at the same time with daytime cameras you, for example, cannot see through fog, smoke or sandstorm ... and when you are in the mode of combining images, you can see everything that happens behind these visual obstacles with the thermal imaging always on during the daytime . This brings operational safety and situational awareness to a new level. ”

The Terrex 2 was optimized for amphibious operations, and its design was clearly influenced by the company's participation in the US Marine Corps ACV 1.1 program. The following target requirements were announced for this program: the vehicle must carry paratroopers up to 13, as well as three crew members, through coastal waters with 0,6 wave heights and surf with wave heights up to 3 meters at a constant speed of floating up to 8 nodes.

“The shape of the machine body is hydrodynamic, so it creates a natural bearing surface, which increases the buoyancy,” said Sabapathi. “In addition, it reduces the depth of the machine when entering the water in extremely harsh conditions, and also increases its ability to return from difficult situations.”

Movement in the water is ensured by two propellers installed in the stern in the guide nozzles, which allows the Terrex 2 to develop speed on the water over 6 nodes.

The Terrex 2 is also equipped with several distinctive features that are used during amphibious operations. The first is the “blocking” mechanism, located at the top of the case, which automatically triggers when the air intake pipe and exhaust pipe are extended. The mechanism seals the air intake to prevent flooding of the engine compartment (MTO) and sends seawater to a specially designed cooling system that regulates the engine temperature.

To simplify the descent into the sea in adverse conditions and further reduce the likelihood of water entering the MTO, a raised air intake system is also installed. An additional camera is installed on the pipe itself in order to provide visibility during the water, when the water-reflective shield covers the driver’s viewing devices.

Recognizing that not all customers need this level of buoyancy, Mr. Oh said that the company also offers Terrex 2 with reduced amphibious capabilities in order to reduce the total cost. This option will be approximately one meter narrower.

It is clear that Terrex 2 will not replace the current car, which is produced for the Singapore Army. According to ST Kinetics, the development of a new platform expands its wheeled vehicle portfolio and allows for a wider range of requirements.





Terrex 2 is undergoing sea trials at the ST Kinetics test site. Compared to the current platform, the new machine has a number of improvements, including enhanced amphibious characteristics. Two stern propellers allow the Terrex 2 to reach water speeds above 6 nodes (10 km / h)

Comment

In addition to the network concepts of combat and the eight-wheel configuration, common to the two platforms, the Terrex 2 project is a new design with new technologies in addition to increased protection and useful payload.

However, all these improvements undoubtedly increase the cost and therefore it is not surprising that ST Kinetics will continue to offer the previous version of Terrex on the market in order to expand the potential client base with the inclusion of operators who do not need additional features.

Apparently, the company is confident in its prospects for the international market, which is undoubtedly reinforced, firstly, by its success with the protected articulated all-terrain vehicle Warthog (better armed and protected version of the Bronco armored personnel carrier), which worked well in the British contingent in Afghanistan, and secondly, its progress in the ACV 1.1 program (a floating machine for the United States International Law Commission).

In addition to applying for ACV 1.1, ST Kinetics teamed up with the Australian branch of Elbit Systems to participate in the LAND 400 Phase 2 program, which aims to replace the outdated Australian ASLAV (Australian Light Armored Vehicle) vehicles with new combat reconnaissance vehicles (up to 225 pieces) in 2020-2025 years.

Although due to contractual obligations in the company, they refuse to directly confirm participation in the Australian program, it is likely that the Elbit Systems-ST Kinetics application will be based on the Terrex 2 platform.

At the 2015 DSEI exhibition, the British army made it clear that in the near future it might be possible to resume its program on the 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle. Given the positive operational experience of the Warthog in the military, it will be surprising if ST Kinetics does not submit an application with its successful Terrex machine or with its new and improved model.



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  1. Nix1986
    Nix1986 3 March 2016 06: 25
    10
    The most interesting thing is that with her weight, she swims, her colleagues in the workshop with such weight can only ford. And it floats not only due to the rotation of the wheels, the screws are visible in the photo. Compared to a boxer or striker, it looks no worse, and obviously it is better compared to the last.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 3 March 2016 08: 29
      13
      Quote: Nix1986
      The most interesting thing is that with her weight, she swims, her colleagues in the workshop with such weight can only ford.

      Why wouldn’t she swim - 2/3 of the car are floats.


      1. Nix1986
        Nix1986 3 March 2016 10: 52
        +3
        Maybe I missed it, but it didn’t follow from the article that there are some integrated components in the case, ala float. If only the armor itself from composites also plays the role of a float at the same time. It’s just that such a trend has now begun, that practically all BMPs and armored personnel carriers are becoming very reserved, that ravings, that the warrior, I’m not talking about the intention and the function of overcoming water barriers without preparation, are all neglected (although in the case of the intention everything is clear there, the theater of operations this does not imply, but the car does not go for export).
        1. uskrabut
          uskrabut 3 March 2016 11: 33
          +5
          Recognizing that not all customers need this level of buoyancy, Mr. Oh said that the company also offers Terrex 2 with reduced amphibious capabilities in order to reduce the total cost. This option will be approximately one meter narrower.
        2. Gray brother
          Gray brother 3 March 2016 11: 52
          +3
          Quote: Nix1986
          Maybe I missed it, but it didn’t follow from the article that there are some integrated components in the case, ala float.

          "isolation system between the first v-section and the second v-section" this is it, and the hinged modules seem to hint.
          In the photo with the ramp folded down, the entire small volume of the landing compartment is clearly visible. It is logical to assume that the rest of the volume is filled with something.
    2. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 3 March 2016 18: 55
      0
      Quote: Nix1986
      The most interesting thing is that

      The most interesting thing is the amount of modern armored vehicles (including their own production) in this city-state. In general, the level of innovative technologies that are widely used in Singapore goes through the roof: the most advanced infrastructure, communications, etc.
  2. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 3 March 2016 06: 36
    +7
    Novelty is noticeable, but still with new generationstated in the title - bust.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 3 March 2016 07: 33
      +4
      Quote: Sergey-8848
      Novelty is noticeable, but still with new generationstated in the title - bust.

      But you must admit that, as a BMP for the Marine Corps, the car was designed brilliantly.
      1. IS-80
        IS-80 3 March 2016 08: 29
        +2
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        But you must admit that, as a BMP for the Marine Corps, the car was designed brilliantly.

        Nothing like this. The car has one very serious drawback.
        1. Valera999
          Valera999 3 March 2016 16: 55
          +2
          she is not ours)))
        2. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 3 March 2016 18: 56
          0
          Quote: IS-80
          Nothing like this. The car has one very serious drawback.

          Which one?
      2. Michael_59
        Michael_59 3 March 2016 08: 33
        +3
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        worked out brilliantly


        Remained if only a sail and oars.
      3. MACCABI-TLV
        MACCABI-TLV 3 March 2016 11: 00
        +2
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        But you must admit that, as a BMP for the Marine Corps, the car was designed brilliantly.

        combat module from Elbit.
      4. Kent0001
        Kent0001 3 March 2016 21: 08
        -1
        For movement afloat. This miracle with a frantic cost will stop the old RPG 7. And so just that the car is really good, but for service, not a real war.
        1. CTABEP
          CTABEP 4 March 2016 09: 39
          +2
          The old RPG-7 will stop any BBM when it enters the engine - well now, should everyone cut through the carts in a real war? In addition, the floats should provide anti-cumulative protection of the landing from the same RPG-7.
  3. tchoni
    tchoni 3 March 2016 08: 20
    +7
    Mdya The machine evokes very conflicting feelings. On the one hand, a well-thought-out design, excellent situational awareness, a high level of anti-mine and ballistic protection, the ability to swim, a wheeled mover with high mobility in a road network. On the other hand, it is doubtful whether the chassis can provide sufficient maneuverability for a given weight on soft soils. The sufficiency of armor protection and its ability to protect the crew and the landing forces against the cumulative shots of hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers is also questionable.
    In general, the feeling is that the car is designed for "road wars". But, in this light, it is absolutely incomprehensible why the car needs amphibious capabilities ...
    1. IS-80
      IS-80 3 March 2016 08: 32
      +5
      Quote: tchoni
      But, in this light, it is absolutely incomprehensible why the machine has amphibious capabilities ...

      To swim on the road. smile
      1. tchoni
        tchoni 3 March 2016 11: 01
        +1
        But, for this, it is necessary to overcome the shore. And there, then mud, then silt, then reeds.
    2. Mera joota
      Mera joota 3 March 2016 12: 52
      +3
      Quote: tchoni
      But, in this light, it is absolutely incomprehensible why the machine has amphibious capabilities ...

      So the geographical position of Singapore, what else ...
    3. Großer feldherr
      Großer feldherr 3 March 2016 17: 01
      +2
      With such float screens, what can be doubts about anti-cumulative protection?
      The remaining 25 tons go that modest central compartment, an armored capsule, and this is enough to provide him with maximum protection in all planes.
      ....
      Personally, I would be interested to see where 13 fighters in full combat gear get in there ...
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 3 March 2016 19: 59
        +3
        Eka You swung ... Rather like this:
        1. Großer feldherr
          Großer feldherr 3 March 2016 20: 37
          0
          The area below the wheels is also a float / screen, and there are no wheels with an external chassis, but they also have a screen effect.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 3 March 2016 20: 49
            0
            Not sure. It looks like these are just panels to reduce water resistance. Not "floats".
  4. Engineer
    Engineer 3 March 2016 08: 54
    -4
    Not a car, but a houseplant. And the electronics stuffed it! But this is good, it will be possible to cut them down even without physical impact on the machine, and immediately divisions.
    1. Forest
      Forest 3 March 2016 09: 36
      +1
      Without electronics, modern warfare is not possible. But it does not make sense to strike a nuclear strike to suppress it, it’s easier to drive the appropriate number of tanks and turntables.
    2. Nix1986
      Nix1986 3 March 2016 10: 57
      +6
      Let me remind you that it’s kind of no longer waging a war with clubs and flambergs, and for the last 100 years no one has used a neutron charge and is not going to.
  5. Taygerus
    Taygerus 3 March 2016 10: 01
    0
    it’s too bulky, and even if the floats damage it, it’ll be able to swim laughing
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 3 March 2016 10: 10
      +5
      Quote: Taygerus
      if the floats hurt then they can swim

      There is a filler for sure.
      Could and DZ stir up with positive buoyancy - I do not know what they calve.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 3 March 2016 10: 12
        +2
        Quote: Gray Brother
        Could and DZ stir up with positive buoyancy - I do not know what they calve.

        Judging by body armor, it's too expensive.
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 3 March 2016 10: 40
          +3
          Quote: Spade
          Judging by body armor, it's too expensive.

          Tarantas from an experimental batch costs almost $ 10 million. A million more - a million less.
          On November 24, under the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) phase, BAE Systems received an ILC contract worth $ 103,8 million, and SAIC $ 121,5 million for the construction of each 13 (with an option for another three) prototypes of its car with tests them for two years.

          http://military-informant.com/army/vba-i-terrex-2-vyishli-v-final-tendera-morsko
          y-pehotyi-ssha-na-kolesnyiy-bronetransporter.html
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 3 March 2016 11: 33
            0
            Yes, it will come out more expensive. Especially when you consider the weight, which inevitably grows.
            1. Gray brother
              Gray brother 3 March 2016 12: 44
              +2
              Quote: Spade
              Yes, it will come out more expensive. Especially when you consider the weight, which inevitably grows.

              I’m not sure if the bourgeoisie developed anything like that at all.
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 3 March 2016 13: 11
                +4
                I am afraid that the BMP-3’s seaworthiness is significantly inferior to Singaporean vehicles. Especially in the version shown in your picture.

                These reactive armor elements float like an iron. "Boxes" are designed to damp the explosion energy of the reactive armor element. Simply, so that when protecting against someone else's cumulative ammunition, you do not break through your own armor. This cannot be done with foam.

                In articles about the KAMAZ "Typhoon", the topic of the light add-on developed jointly with the Israelis surfaced. armor capable of protecting against cumulative ammunition without explosives. But the topic died out. Most likely for financial reasons.
                1. Gray brother
                  Gray brother 3 March 2016 15: 01
                  0
                  Quote: Spade
                  These dynamic protection elements float like an iron.

                  A set of 4,5 tons weighs, how does it swim then?
                  1. Lopatov
                    Lopatov 3 March 2016 18: 40
                    0
                    Quote: Gray Brother
                    how does she swim then?

                    Archimedes helps.
                    1. Gray brother
                      Gray brother 4 March 2016 08: 51
                      0
                      Quote: Spade
                      Archimedes helps.

                      If the elements float like an iron, then 4,5 tons loaded on the BMP-3, Archimedes (Armenian tunnels? smile ) will not pull.
    2. CTABEP
      CTABEP 4 March 2016 09: 41
      0
      So we also BMP after a month of field operation as a rule does not swim.
  6. Homegoblin
    Homegoblin 3 March 2016 10: 07
    +4
    An interesting question, 12 paratroopers are declared, but only 12 Singapore (Chinese) paratroopers and 12 American paratroopers are interested in the same amount? ;-) otherwise they seem to be positioning themselves for the United States Commission ;-)
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 3 March 2016 10: 20
      +1
      I do not think that the difference in the average dimensions of the marines is especially important. Given the statement about the three-day autonomy of the branch on this machine.

      Anyway, the main volume will be occupied by property, ammunition and other buns, and they are almost the same in volume
    2. Gray brother
      Gray brother 3 March 2016 10: 46
      +8
      Quote: HomeGoblin
      about 12 Singaporean (Chinese) paratroopers and 12 American paratroopers is the same amount?

      Apparently, the most hefty paratroopers in Thailand. These are generally "London bus" built.
      An APC called "Black Widow Spider". Also swims.
      1. wanderer_032
        wanderer_032 9 March 2016 21: 28
        0
        Quote: Gray Brother
        "London bus" built


        Hmm. You can’t hide such an APC in the folds of the terrain. Is that to drive into a mountain gorge.
    3. uskrabut
      uskrabut 3 March 2016 11: 37
      0
      They are like the Americans are going to vparit it, campaign 12 ji ah should fit
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 3 March 2016 12: 02
        0
        Quote: uskrabut
        They are like the Americans are going to vparit it, campaign 12 ji ah should fit

        Fattened at McDonald's laughing
        Each of them can be assigned a couple more natives-porters. All fit.
    4. Nix1986
      Nix1986 3 March 2016 12: 56
      +2
      There is practically no equipment limited to representatives of a certain nationality. I only met from some official information that the first Korean K1 tank, which is based on an abrams, has a low silhouette, due to the fact that you can select undersized representatives in Korean tankers. I did not meet any other information. The technique in the article is also oriented towards export, so to drive it under some physical criteria of a certain nationality is a cross on export.
    5. DimYang
      DimYang 3 March 2016 15: 17
      0
      I noticed here. Why are they so tall? Visibility that is no longer critical? The target because of such a height is very convenient. It will be hard to miss. And yet, is this fashion now such?
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 3 March 2016 20: 30
        +2
        Quote: dimyan
        I noticed here. Why are they so tall?


        Most likely this is dancing around the modern "holy grail" of the marines - the over-the-horizon landing. High seaworthiness and low silhouette do not go well together.
      2. CTABEP
        CTABEP 4 March 2016 09: 43
        0
        Well, besides, mine protection requires this.
  7. cheguevarazhiv
    cheguevarazhiv 3 March 2016 10: 25
    +7
    The patented design seems to initially provide for the use of chassis and transmission units as consumables. Those. keeping the capsule of the crew and the landing forces when a high-explosive mine is detonated, the undercarriage fails and the vehicle becomes a fixed target, which means that the minefields task is completed. Here is the difference in the approach of the designers - our task was not only to save the crew but also to ensure the preservation of mobility (Boomerang). In general, the concept of the car is purely American - we just land on the empty coast in the air, there is no opposition by definition, the car was blown up by a random mine, the crew and the troops left, smoked, waited for the next landing gear and drove on.
    1. the47th
      the47th 3 March 2016 11: 06
      +3
      We are all civilized people, we live in the 21st century. It is unethical to shoot at a car blown up by a landmine.
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 3 March 2016 11: 30
      +7
      Come on...
      Enemy weapons by the time the vehicles reach the shore will have long been destroyed. Otherwise, these machines still flip afloat while moving. So this is not particularly significant.

      Increased protection against explosions seems to be designed to prevent the death of the Marines from random mines that are not disabled by the time they land. Well, for local conflicts.
      1. Massik
        Massik 3 March 2016 20: 57
        0
        This is ideal. In fact, it doesn’t work out that way. laughing
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 3 March 2016 21: 12
          +1
          That's exactly when "not ideal" and you get debris floating in the sea. 8)))

          For travelers in general expanse: slow smooth movement. For tankers and other gunners firing direct fire, it’s a little more complicated because of the division of media, but UBO-shnikov are being prepared on this topic.

          Not, the first to go there are reconnaissance and sappers, then the infantry in helicopters, boats and boats, that is, high-speed means. And only then a technique like this crawls out to expand the bridgehead and hold it.
          1. Massik
            Massik 3 March 2016 21: 26
            0
            I do not see any reason after such an action to launch this particular technique, rather than tanks, for example.
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 3 March 2016 21: 52
              +1
              Time.
              There will be tanks, just not enough. With a "over-the-horizon" landing, they will not reach the coast on their own, and there are not so many landing vehicles capable of transporting them from dock ships.

              Well, for tank landing ships, a completely safe coast is already necessary.
          2. DM51
            DM51 6 March 2016 06: 24
            +1
            Quote: Spade
            That's exactly when "not ideal" and you get debris floating in the sea. 8)))

            For travelers in general expanse: slow smooth movement. For tankers and other gunners firing direct fire, it’s a little more complicated because of the division of media, but UBO-shnikov are being prepared on this topic.

            Not, the first to go there are reconnaissance and sappers, then the infantry in helicopters, boats and boats, that is, high-speed means. And only then a technique like this crawls out to expand the bridgehead and hold it.

            But what, after landing, the fighters will get out of the car and go deep into the territory of the enemy to fight on foot? No, they will go further on terrexes, where they are waiting for real battles, and there already an immobilized car that exploded on a land mine is an excellent target
      2. wanderer_032
        wanderer_032 9 March 2016 21: 36
        0
        Quote: Spade
        Increased protection against explosions seems to be designed to prevent the death of the Marines from random mines that are not disabled by the time they land.


        We urgently need to introduce a floating version of this mine into production:


        ТМ-83 is a Soviet anti-tank anti-aircraft mine designed to incapacitate an enemy’s wheeled and tracked armored vehicles with an impact core from a side angle into the side. Allows installation in controlled and unmanaged versions.
        As well as the means of their mechanized installation.
        Hello overseas landing.
  8. pimen
    pimen 3 March 2016 12: 09
    +1
    30 tons, on wheels, with such a snout - she won’t even move a ditch along the road diagonally
    1. gjv
      gjv 3 March 2016 13: 23
      +2
      Sly Singaporeans ditch concreted and moved across. bully
  9. k_ply
    k_ply 3 March 2016 15: 25
    +2
    Brochures.pdf from ST Engineering

    Terrex BTR
    http://www.stengg.com/products-solutions/products/terrex-8x8-armoured-personnel-
    carrier


    BMP Terrex II
    http://www.stengg.com/products-solutions/products/terrex-2-8x8-wheeled-armoured-
    vehicle