Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Presents New Tracked Version Of Boxer Armoured Vehicle
Germany-based Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), which focuses on safety and mobility options, simply launched video footage displaying its new “BOXER tracked”. KMW introduced a tracked model of the Boxer armoured automobile on the Eurosatory defence exhibition being held in Paris from 13 to 17 June, 2022. The model on show at Eurosatory was armed with a KMW RCT120 remote-controlled turret armed with a 120 mm smoothbore gun with an computerized loader. With the optimum mixture of strong and confirmed applied sciences, modern digitization, excessive mobility paired with the confirmed BOXER modularity, the BOXER tracked creates a transparent tactical added worth for its customers.
Because the BOXER tracked is conceptually based mostly on the modular system of the BOXER automobile household, the driving module will be mixed with all BOXER mission modules which have already been launched. In whole, greater than 20 completely different mission modules have already been launched. Through the use of completely different mission modules inside completely different troop branches and the identical driving module, logistical bills will be considerably decreased and new applied sciences will be launched shortly and comprehensively. This distinctive symbiosis results in a excessive stage of logistical commonality with any BOXER nation, a excessive operational worth and excessive availability.
The BOXER tracked has mobility options much like 8×8 wheeled armoured autos. In comparison with the wheeled, the utmost weight of the Boxer tracked will increase to 45 tonnes. Just like the 8×8 wheeled automobile, the tracked variant will be built-in with greater than 20 completely different Boxer modules, so stowage room or extra armour will be added to the edges, with development potential for energetic/reactive safety on mission modules and on the platform itself. Boxer can be utilized to create an armoured personnel provider, self-propelled howitzer 155 mm (RCH155), evacuation automobile (MEDEVAC), command put up, infantry preventing automobile or tank destroyer with a 105 mm cannon (Boxer MGS).
The engine is mated to a completely digitally managed Renk HSWL 256 transmission with six ahead and 6 reverse gears derived from the BVP Puma transmission. The ability pack will be faraway from the automobile in a couple of minutes utilizing a crane. The BOXER tracked can also be prepared to put in a hybrid diesel-electric drive. The conveyor belts will be metal or rubber (composite). The drive is offered by a turbodiesel engine MTU 881 CR with an output of 880 kW (1180 hp). With a most machine weight of 45 tons, the power-to-weight ratio is nineteen.6 kW per tonne. The highest velocity is 100 kilometres per hour, and the mileage is 500 kilometres.
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