Sunday, June 20, 2021

Singapore Ministry of Defence signs contract for next generation armoured fighting vehicle

The Singapore Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) for the production and supply of the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV).

The Next Generation AFV will replace the ageing ULTRA M113 AFV which has been in service since the early 70s. The Next Generation AFV will provide our armoured forces with enhanced firepower, protection, mobility and situational awareness.

Developed together with the Defence Science and Technology Agency and our local defence industry, the Next Generation AFV will provide our armoured forces with enhanced firepower, protection, mobility and situational awareness.

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The delivery of the Next Generation AFV will begin in 2019.

Number of Crew
Platform3
DismountedUp to 8
Measurement
Length6.9m
Width3.28m
Height3.2m
Weight29 tonnes
Power to Weight Ratio24.5 hp/ton
Mobility
Maximum Speed70km/h
Range500km
Vertical Obstacle Clearance0.6m
Trench Clearance2.1m
Maximum Front Slope60%

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