Saturday, July 13, 2024

Singapore’s new combat vehicle ready for production

Shephard News has reported that a new Singaporean combat vehicle is “ready for production”.

According to the report, the latest member of the Singapore-based ST Engineering Terrex (8×8) family of armored fighting vehicles (AFV) is now ready for production.

The Terrex s5, part of the Terrex (8×8) family, integrates hybrid electric drive (HED) technology and is designed for enhanced smartness, superiority, sustainability, survivability, and serviceability.

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Developed since 2022, the Terrex s5 boasts a gross vehicle weight of 35 tonnes and is powered by a Caterpillar turbocharged diesel engine with 711hp, offering a top speed of 120 km/h. It features independent suspension on all eight wheels and powered steering on the front four.

The vehicle includes advanced multi-mission systems (MMS) for comprehensive situational awareness and can be equipped with a remote control turret armed with a 30mm dual feed cannon and 7.62mm co-axial machine gun. The fire control system supports automatic target detection and tracking.

The Terrex s5 offers a silent running range of up to 50 km with its HED system and includes numerous variants such as infantry fighting vehicle, anti-tank guided missile, and 120mm mortar systems.

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