DSEI 2017

Free-roaming Bronco [DSEI17D4]

15 September 2017

ST Kinetics (Stand N9-350) has brought its latest Bronco 3 all-terrain articulated carrier (ATTC) to DSEI for its first showing outside of Singapore.

This is suitable for a wide range of battlefield missions and is being exhibited with the company’s 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System at the rear and a Green Rocket tactical counter-rocket and mortar radar mounted on the roof.

It pulls through ST Kinetics’ experience in the design, development and production of the original Bronco deployed by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) (now referred to as Bronco 1) and the heavier Warthog (now referred to as Bronco 2), developed to meet a UK urgent operational requirement for rapid deployment to Afghanistan.

Bronco 3 is powered by an MTU diesel developing 325hp, coupled to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission, with rubber band tracks fitted as standard. Like the original version, Bronco 3 is fully amphibious, being propelled in the water by its tracks at a maximum speed of 5km/h.

The front and rear units have been redesigned and feature a blast-deflecting V-shaped hull, which is suspended from a redesigned and stiffened chassis by four rubber isolators.

It is fitted with cameras to give 360° situational awareness, while a 450A alternator is fitted to meet user requirements for increased power.

When being used as a troop carrier, the Bronco 3 ATTC can carry four people in the front unit and eight in the rear unit. All crew members have blast-attenuating seats provided by ST Kinetics.

The two units have a total volume of 11m3, which is a 30 per cent increase over the original. In addition to being used as a troop carrier, the rear module can be changed in less than 30 minutes to enable it to be rapidly reroled for different mission requirements.

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