DSEI 2015

Bigger and more powerful [DSEI15, D4]

18 September 2015

Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK) has expanded its Terrex family of 8x8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) with the introduction of the latest Terrex 2, details of which were released at DSEI.

This is being shown in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration and fitted with a remote-controlled turret armed with a 30mm dual-feed cannon and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.

Terrex 2 has a new lower hull called ‘V-Over V’ design that is claimed to provide a high level of protection against mine and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that exceed STANAG 4569 standard. In addition to having a higher level of protection, it has greater interior volume as a result of a new hull design of a higher roofline and the relocation of the fuel tanks one either side of the power-operated ramp at the rear.

Typical gross vehicle weight (GVW) is 30 tonnes. It is fully amphibious, being driven by two propellers mounted one either side at the rear of the hull. According to STK, it can operate in Sea State 3 at speeds of up to 7 knots.

The Terrex 2 typically has a crew of two, consisting of a commander and a driver, and can carry up to 12 dismounts on individual blast-attenuating seats.

Terrex 2 is one of the competitors for the US Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle Phase 1 Increment 1 (ACV 1.1) programme, for which it is teamed with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Winston Toh, senior VP at STK, stressed to the DSEI Daily that the latest-generation Terrex 2 would be marketed alongside the current Terrex 1, which has a GVW of around 24 tonnes.

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