Czech Army Conducts Test Drive Of TITUS 6×6 Infantry Mobility Vehicles
The Czech Military is vigorously conducting sturdiness and efficiency testing of its new TITUS 6×6 infantry mobility automobile. EDRMagazine reported that Czech Military will purchase 62 such autos to exchange most of their command autos in service with the 4th Fast Deployment Brigade (4 Brigada Rychleho Nasazeni). The brigade is assigned to the NATO Allied Fast Response Corps however falls below the organizational management of 1 (UK) Armoured Division when required. TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport & Utility System) is an infantry mobility automobile developed and constructed by French protection firm Nexter and Czech firm Tatra Defence Automobile. The automobile was unveiled at DSEI 2013, the Worldwide Protection & Safety occasion in London, United Kingdom, in September.
All autos can be produced within the Czech Republic, the prime contractor being ELDIS Pardubice, accountable for programs integration, whereas the platform is supplied by Tatra Defence Automobile with Retia producing the specialised programs put in on all three variations. The 62 infantry mobility autos on order are break up into three variations. Six Titus will produced within the KOVVŠ variant, the acronym standing for Kolové Obrn?né Vozidlo Velitelsko-Štábní or wheeled armoured command-staff automobile configuration; 36 can be within the KOVS, Kolové Obrn?né Vozidlo Spojovací or wheeled armoured liaison automobile configuration; and eventually 20 6×6 autos can be accessible within the MKPP variant, the acronym for Místo Koordinace Palebné Podpory, that’s Fireplace Assist and Coordination Centre.
The format of TITUS is similar to MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) class automobile with the engine on the entrance, the crew compartment within the center, and the troop’s space on the rear. The entrance a part of the automobile and the home windows present safety towards small arms firing and shell splinters, Stage 1, STANAG 4569 and Stage 2 for the crew and troopers compartment capable of stand up to a 50 kg IED blast. TITUS may be fitted with add-on armour to extend the safety. The TITUS can be geared up with SAFEPRO® seats to extend the motorized infantryman’s survival. TITUS® presents distinctive mobility by way of its Tatra 6×6 chassis coupled with a Cummins 500 Hp engine coupled to an computerized gearbox with 6 ahead and 1 reverse speeds.
TITUS may be geared up with any type of Distant Management Weapon Station from 7.62mm to 20mm, and 40mm Grenade Launchers as properly, relying on the extent of threats and kind of missions. A 7.62mm coaxial machine gun is mounted to the proper of the principle armament and a financial institution of 4 smoke grenade dischargers is mounted on the entrance of the turret. One swivel weapon station for a 5.56mm machine gun is mounted on either side rear high aspect of the hull. The TITUS is fitted with 4 cameras offering 360° protection. Normal gear of the Nexter TITUS contains an air con/heating system, air trade, and NBC safety system. They’re additionally fitted with jammers to counter the IED risk, that are being supplied by the Czech firm URC Programs.
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