Land Platforms

Thales unveils Bushmaster MR6

24 January 2018

Thales has revealed its latest version of its 4×4 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle at the IQPC International Armoured Vehicles 2018 conference in London.

The vehicle, called the Bushmaster MR6, is being showcased in the ambulance configuration and features several upgrades compared with the original vehicle.

According to the company, the MR6 is equipped with a 330hp engine, a new anti-lock braking system, an improved central tyre inflation system, and has a road range of 800 km.

Thales Bushmaster MR6 unveiled at International Armoured Vehicles 2018. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)Thales Bushmaster MR6 unveiled at International Armoured Vehicles 2018. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)

The vehicle is operated by a two-person crew comprising the commander and driver and can accommodate up to 10 passengers. It also features new front doors for the crew, a wider door at the rear of the vehicle, and an extended rear compartment to allow for greater volume.

It can be outfitted with improved protection and a remotely operated weapons station that can be armed with a 30 mm cannon, a 40 mmm automatic grenade launcher as well as guided rockets and missiles. These options can be easily retrofitted for current Bushmaster operators, while some baseline features can be factory retrofitted.

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