Finnish Defense Forces To Buy More SISU GTP 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carriers
The Finnish Ministry of Protection (Puolustusministerio) has licensed the Protection Forces (Puolustusvoimat) to buy 25 Sisu GTP 4×4 armoured personnel service (APC) from Oy Sisu Auto Ab. The acquired autos can be utilized by the Finnish Military (Maavoimat). The entire worth of the acquisition is roughly EUR 19.1 million. The primary model was produced in 2019. In June 2020 the Finnish Protection Forces ordered 6 autos for testing. The supply belongs to the acquisition of the SISU GTP 4×4 take a look at collection printed by the Finnish Military in summer season 2020, the aim of which is to gather info on automobile functionality and operability for the long run wants of the Protection Forces’ mobility each in Finland and in disaster administration duties.
The Sisu GTP is a Finnish made four-wheeled, modular mine-resistant ambush protected armoured personnel service (APC) designed for the Finnish Defence Forces as a doable alternative or complement for its XA-180-series autos. The primary supply contains two totally different armored automobile configurations, a five-seater common goal automobile and a ten-seater armored personnel service automobile. Because of this really modular design, the supply of autos in task-specific configurations is fast and economical. With the autos now delivered, the Military will implement a testing program, after which the opposite 4 autos of the take a look at collection, along with operation and discipline upkeep directions and spare components kits shall be delivered later this yr.
The autos have congruent backbones, and the crew physique buildings are interchangeable.The crew physique provides Stanag 4569 Degree 1 ballistic and mine blast safety and might be built-in with add-on safety kits for improved safety. The add-on armour kits guarantee safety towards rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and explosively shaped projectiles (EFPs). The automobile might be optionally outfitted with a chemical, organic, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) safety system. The automobile comes configured with a single hatch on the roof, which is supplied with a round ring mount. The ring might be mounted with a 7.62mm/12.7mm calibre machine gun. The SISU GTP 4×4 general-purpose variant might be put in with a remotely managed weapon station.
The GTP 4×4 armoured personnel carriers might be shipped by land, air, and sea. The armoured automobile is powered by a Mercedes-Benz OM926 six-cylinder, four-stroke diesel engine, which provides a most power-to-weight output of 22hp/t. Auxiliary energy necessities of the automobile are served by a 24V electrical system. The engine is coupled to a six-speed Allison computerized transmission system. The automobile might be fitted with 365/85 R20 or 395/85 R20 wheels outfitted with pneumatic disc-brakes and anti-lock braking system (ABS). It additionally has an non-obligatory characteristic of a central tire inflation system (CTIS). The SISU GTP 4×4 provides a most pace of greater than 100km/h and may attain a most vary of 700km. It has the potential to ford water our bodies with a depth of 0.85m and has an method angle of 45°. The steadiness tilt and climbing gradient of the automobile is 37° and 60%, respectively.
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