Eurosatory 2016

Stalking the enemy [ES2016D1]

13 June 2016

Supacat, part of the SC Group (Hall 5, Stand A257), is launching its all-new LRV400 Mk 2 light reconnaissance vehicle onto the international market at Eurosatory.

A key feature of the vehicle is that it can be transported internally in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter fully equipped and loaded for immediate deployment on landing.

While the standard LRV400 Mk 2 LRV is in a 4x4 configuration, it can be converted to 6x6, which provides a significant increase in volume and payload that enables the vehicle to undertake a wider range of battlefield missions.

It has a gross vehicle weight of 4,200kg, of which 1,700kg is the payload, which covers crew, fuel, supplies, weapons and ammunition.

It is powered by a V6 turbocharged diesel engine developing 256hp, coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which gives the vehicle a maximum road speed of 160km/h and a range of 800km.

The LRV400 Mk 2 on display at Eurosatory is fitted with rollover protection, on the top of which is a ring mount armed with a .50 machine gun with a 7.62mm machine gun alongside the driver.

The company is also showing its larger HMT400 Jackal stablemate, which is used by a number of special forces around the world. This includes Norway and Australia, the latter to meet its Redfin 1B programme to replace the currently deployed Land Rover vehicles.

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