General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has offered the armored vehicle in its version Ascod APC (personnel carrier) to the Army of Colombia in the process of renewal of its armored park has launched the Latin American country.
The offer of the interest that has the Colombian Army to expand its fleet of crawler traction, currently consisting solely of 54 units of FMC-BAE M-113 A1/A2 locally designated as TPM-113 (transporte de personal militar) , with more than 40 successful years of service in this nation.
The Ascod light tracked armoured personnel carrier, manufactured by the European General Dynamics European Land Systems, are presented as ideal models to complement the existing fleet of M-113 Colombians.
The ASCOD can run at a maximum road speed of of 70 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 500 km. It can negotiate gradients up to 60%, side slope of 30%, fording depth of 1.2m without preparation, and have a turning radius of 9.5m. ASCOD can climb a vertical obstacle up to 0.75 and cross a trench of 2m maximum.
The APC variant of the new ASCOD is fitted with a Rafael dual-axis, gyro-stabilized Remote Weapon Station (RWS) mounted at the top front right of the troops compartment which is armed with a 12,7mm machine gun.