The Dominican Republic is to acquire 21 Urovesa VAMTAC ST5 gentle armored automobile as a part of a broader acquisition plan and this would be the nation’s largest procurement of armoured floor autos since 1963. The doc didn’t disclose particulars on the quantity to be invested within the buy of the VAMTAC ST5s or their supply timetable. Shephard Defence Insight reported that that the ST5 is the most recent VAMTAC model and is out there in a number of completely different configurations. The platforms will equip the Dominican Military (Ejército de República Dominicana) models on the nation’s border with Haiti in addition to infantry battalions.

The URO VAMTAC (Vehículo de Alta Movilidad Táctico, “Excessive Mobility Tactical Automobile”) is a Spanish four-wheel drive navy automobile manufactured by the UROVESA. Greater than 2,000 of the autos have been delivered to the Spanish Armed Forces. A number of different nations function the VAMTAC as properly, and it has seen service most lately in Afghanistan and Syria. Externally it’s comparable in look and design to the Humvee of the USA Army attributable to comparable necessities. The automobile is available in three fashions, named I3, S3 and ST5, and has a number of configurations.


UROVESA URO VAMTAC ST5 Gentle Armored Automobile

The URO VAMTAC has a variety of greater than 600 kilometres, and might negotiate 70% gradients and 50% facet slopes. It’s powered by Steyr Motors’ M16-“Monoblock” engine (6-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine, 135 kW (181 hp; 184 PS)) coupled with a 5 pace computerized transmission. The I3 makes use of a 166 metric horsepower (122 kW; 164 hp) engine, whereas the S3 is provided with a 188 metric horsepower (138 kW; 185 hp) one. The automobile automobile has a size of 4.845 metres width of two.175 metres and a peak of 1.9 metres. The curb weight of the automobile ranges from 3,000 to three,500 kilograms and has a payload capability starting from 1,500 to 2,000 kilograms.

The URO VAMTAC comes with four-wheel drive functionality, and is out there in three main configurations – command and management, chassis-cab, and pick-up. The primary comes with a four-door cab. The latter two variations can be found with three cab sorts: two-door, four-door, or a four-door model with smaller rear doorways and fewer cab house. Shelter sort or cargo our bodies akin to hardtops could be added to the rear compartment, in addition to weapons. It may accommodate a variety of weapons together with machine weapons, grenade launchers, anti-tank missiles, 81 mm mortars, M40 recoilless rifles and lightweight air defence missiles.