The Carmor Integrated Vehicle Solutions (previously known as Hatehof) is expected to unveil its new armored personnel carrier, called the Mantis, at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris.
According to theynetnews.com, Manufacturer of the new Mantis armored personnel carrier, which boasts an extraordinary appearance and state-of-the-art specifications, promises excellent navigability, high-end road performance and uncompromising shielding; Mantis to be unveiled at Eurosatory defense and security international exhibition in Paris next month.
In today’s fighting environments, the teams need vision, access to information, ability to act quickly, speed and comfort, Carmor’s engineer teams have ensured all of the above and more in the newly developed Monocoque APC, the Mantis Family of Vehicles.
The vehicle’s driver is seated in the center with the engine located to the back, a configuration that is highly advantageous in many respects. The driver, for one, is afforded outstanding visibility in all directions thanks to the absence of a long engine cover—a familiar Achilles’ heel in armored vehicles.
The prototypical vehicle outfitted with a Cummins turbo-diesel engine with six cylinders and a 6.8 liter capacity, along with a 360 horsepower output.
The engine hooked up to an automatic six-gear box by Ellison Electronics. The separate suspension arms to the front and back of the vehicle were manufactured by the Czech ATS company, which specializes in armored vehicles’ propulsion systems.
The first Mantis model to be showcased at the Eurosatory trade show will resemble a pickup truck with a bed and a passenger cabin capable of housing five soldiers.