Inbra Terrestre, which is part of Brazil's Inbra group, is finalising development of its Gladiador II 4x4 multi-purpose armoured vehicle to meet Brazilian Army and local homeland security forces requirements.
Development of the reconnaissance configuration began in January 2015, the company told Jane's .
Inbra Terrestre plans to conduct in-house testing and durability evaluations later this year. The platform has a monocoque hull, and the company is installing an ABS brake system and a 13-inch LCD digital dashboard offering GPS-based mapping and video reproduction. Inbra Terrestre hopes to test the vehicle at the Army Evaluation Centre after the development phase is complete.
Other versions are planned, including command post, ambulance, electronic warfare, workshop, radar carrier, troop carrier, and homeland security variants.
It features combat weight of 9,200 kg, payload of 1,500 kg, 100 km/h top speed, and an estimated 500 km range. It is 5.3 m long, 2.3 m wide, 2.2 m high, and has space for five personnel. The vehicle can negotiate a gradient and side slopes of 60% and 30%, respectively.
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