Monday, August 3, 2020

Singapore Army fields newest armoured fighting vehicle

Recommended

New Singapore’s Chinook spotted at Boeing facility in Ridley Township

The first CH-47F advanced multi-mission helicopter of the Republic of Singapore Air Force was spotted during test-flight at Boeing Chinook production facility in Ridley...

U.S. confirms possible F-35 sale to Singapore

The U.S. State Department on 9 January approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of F-35B Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) stealth aircraft to...

Singapore Army commissions new fully-digitalized armoured fighting vehicle

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has announced on 11 June that commissioned a new fully-digitalized tracked armoured fighting vehicle, called the Hunter. According to a...

Singapore Army’s fighting vehicles took part in joint exercise with Indian T-90s

Bionix tracked armoured fighting vehicles of the Singapore Armed Forces participated in the joint exercise with Indian Army's T-90S third-generation battle tanks. According to a...

Singapore’s modern armored fighting vehicle received new unmanned turret

Singapore's modern armored fighting vehicle, called the  Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV), received new unmanned turret developed by the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems...

The Singapore Army has begun fielding a new armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) called the Hunter.

The Hunter is an Army’s first fully digitalised platform and is designed to provide Armoured forces with enhanced capabilities to operate more effectively and efficiently in various phases of military operations. The new AFV integrated with command, control, communications, and computers (C4) systems.

The newest AFV is based on tracked chassis and features a stronger hull. It can accommodate a commander, a driver, and a gunner. It features an integrated combat cockpit enabling the gunner and commander to operate the vehicle using common controls.


- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

It comes equipped with a health and utilisation monitoring system (HUMS), which is a fully-digitalised platform using data analytics and algorithms to ensure timely maintenance and efficient vehicle management.

The Hunter’s drive-by-wire design, which controls its movements electronically instead of through rods and pistons attached to the driver’s pedals, allow the vehicle commander to drive when required.

The AFV was commissioned during the Singapore Armour Formation’s 50th anniversary parade held in June 2019.

The 29.5-tonne vehicle which can carry three crew members and eight other soldiers intended to replace the aging Ultra M113 armoured personnel carrier which has been in service with the Singapore Army since the early 70s.

Trainees undergoing the Hunter AFV driving course. Photo courtesy of the Singapore Army

Commanders of the Hunter Instructor Preparation Course (IPC) in action. Photo courtesy of the Singapore Army

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

Recommended

New Singapore’s Chinook spotted at Boeing facility in Ridley Township

The first CH-47F advanced multi-mission helicopter of the Republic of Singapore Air Force was spotted during test-flight at Boeing Chinook production facility in Ridley...

U.S. confirms possible F-35 sale to Singapore

The U.S. State Department on 9 January approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of F-35B Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) stealth aircraft to...

Singapore Army commissions new fully-digitalized armoured fighting vehicle

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has announced on 11 June that commissioned a new fully-digitalized tracked armoured fighting vehicle, called the Hunter. According to a...

Singapore Army’s fighting vehicles took part in joint exercise with Indian T-90s

Bionix tracked armoured fighting vehicles of the Singapore Armed Forces participated in the joint exercise with Indian Army's T-90S third-generation battle tanks. According to a...

Singapore’s modern armored fighting vehicle received new unmanned turret

Singapore's modern armored fighting vehicle, called the  Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV), received new unmanned turret developed by the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems...

TRENDING NOW

Related News

Pentagon awards new contract to AM General for Humvee diesel engines

AM General, one of U.S. Army’s highest-volume vehicle producers, was awarded a new contract for High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle diesel engines. The contract, from the...

Boeing will support upgrades to Japan’s F-15J fleet

U.S. aerospace giant Boeing has reported that it signed a Direct Commercial Sale agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to support upgrades to Japan’s...

U.S. Marine Corps divests Hercules M88 recovery vehicles

After nearly 60 years of service, the U.S. Marine Corps begin divesting its fleet of its largest armored recovery vehicles in accordance to the...

Serbia buys Chinese air defense missile system

Serbia is buying newest Chinese-made FK-3 air defense missile system, according to local media. Balkanska bezbednosna mreza (Balkan Security Network), quoting state-owned arms import company...