Singapore Army Unveils Hunter Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge (HT-AVLB)
The Singapore Military has put into service a brand new fight bridging variant of its tracked Hunter armoured automobile platform, known as the Hunter Armoured Automobile-Launched Bridge (HT-AVLB). The HT-AVLB is collectively designed by the military and the Defence Science and Expertise Company (DSTA) and produced by the native defence and engineering agency ST Engineering. The brand new fight bridging was first unveiled through the Singapore Military Fight Engineers’ fifty fifth Anniversary and commissioned the identical day. The HT-AVLB will exchange the service’s ageing AMX-13SM-1 (Singapore Modernised 1 AMX-13 Mild Tank) launched bridges.
The HT-AVLB is supplied with an all-round digital camera suite that gives excessive ranges of situational consciousness and allows the crew to completely manoeuvre and function its bridging system underneath armour safety, thereby enhancing their survivability. The automobile’s main gear is a telescopic knuckle growth crane that may be traversed by means of a full 360° and a restoration winch with a said most pull of 25,500 kg. When performing a restoration or winching operation with heavy hundreds, the HRV deploys a front-mounted dozer-like blade in addition to a pair of outriggers at its rear to stabilise itself.
The Hunter Armoured Combating Automobile (Hunter AFV) is a tracked Singaporean armoured preventing automobile collectively developed by ST Engineering, Defence Science and Expertise Company, and the Singapore Military. Supposed to switch the Singapore Military’s growing old Extremely M113 armoured personnel carriers, it was commissioned in 2019. It’s the Singapore Military’s and the world’s first totally digitalised platform, and is designed to offer armoured forces with enhanced capabilities to function extra successfully and effectively in numerous phases of navy operations. It was previously referred to as ST Kinetics Subsequent Era Armoured Combating Automobile (NGAFV).
The HT-AVLB is networked with different Hunter autos. The Hunter AFV is supplied with the Military Tactical Engagement and Data System (ARTEMIS), a command and management system that enables the crew to function the automobile in a completely digitised setting and enabling the wi-fi change of data between autos and formations. The Hunter has an MTU 8V-199 TE20 720hp (530kW) turbocharged diesel engine, & an HMX3000 Hydro-mechanical infinitely variable transmission. It has InArm Hydro-pneumatic suspension offered by Hortsman of the UK, now a subsidiary of Renk AG. The baseline Hunter measures 6.9 m lengthy and three.4 m huge and has a fight weight of roughly 29 tonnes.
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