Rheinmetall Mercedes-Benz And ACS Introduce Caracal Airborne Vehicle Family
The Eurosatory 2022 commerce honest will see the premiere of the Caracal airborne automobile household. In partnership with Mercedes-Benz and ACS Armoured Automobile Techniques, Rheinmetall has tailor-made the brand new versatile and extremely cell 4×4 automobile household to the necessities of platforms for airborne or particular operations models. Now the brand new automobile system, designed to the best Authentic Gear Producer requirements, might be offered for the primary time to a wider circle of execs. The brand new household of airborne Caracal autos relies on the newest G-class chassis for rescue and particular operations. The Caracal might be prepared for full-scale manufacturing beginning in 2023. Rheinmetall gives full lifecycle help for a interval exceeding twenty years.
The Caracal’s compact design makes it potential to airlift as much as two autos within the cargo maintain of a CH-53K King Stallion or CH-47F Chinook transport helicopter, which might additionally carry it as underslung cargo. The Caracal options most mobility, a light-weight design and optionally mountable safety parts for countering ballistic and landmine threats. Its 249 horsepower, six-cylinder Euro III diesel engine provides the 4,900 kg automobile a high velocity of 140 km/h. Because of its distinctive modular design and two obtainable wheelbases, the Caracal might be employed in a wide range of roles throughout airborne operations – as a fundamental troop service or medical help automobile, for instance, or as provide automobile – all on one automotive platform.
Unique cooperation between Rheinmetall, Mercedes-Benz and ACS
Newest technology military-of-the-shelf G-Class chassis by Mercedes-Benz
Light-weight and modular superstructure by ACS
Transport of as much as two autos inside heavy transport helicopters CH-47F and CH-53K
Air transportability as underslung load
Integration of ordinary infantry weapons and ATGM weapons on ring mount
Massive scale sequence manufacturing availability from 2023 onwards
Full life cycle help over 20 years by Rheinmetall
The automobile is being manufactured by Armored Automobile Techniques GmbH (ACS), based mostly in Aichach, an entirely owned subsidiary of ‘Gruma Industrial Automobiles’ based mostly in Derching. It’s a considerably additional developed LAPV Enok, based mostly on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The very modular physique idea provides the armed forces by no means seen flexibility. The premise of the ENOK 4.8 AB is navy chassis from Mercedes-Benz. This chassis stands for robustness, reliability in addition to worldwide service and spare elements provide. ACS has outlined and structured the manufacturing processes and procedures for these autos accordingly. The result’s that the ENOK 4.8 AB gives not solely prime quality but in addition glorious price-performance on the European market.
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