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UMEX 2024: Kintsugi unveils Magnus tactical ground vehicle concept

Kintsugi plans to bring out a road-legal concept of the Magnus hybrid propulsion vehicle by 2025. (Janes/Amit Kalra)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based artificial intelligence (AI) electric solution provider Kintsugi unveiled its Magnus tactical ground vehicle concept on the opening day of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) 2024 show held in Abu Dhabi from 23 to 25 January.

The Magnus concept is being developed by Kintsugi subsidiary Eneron. Kintsugi corporate communications manager Waleed Alblooshi told Janes, “Leveraging the power of AI, it took less than three months to complete the design.”

The Magnus 4×4 all-terrain vehicle will have a proprietary dual-range extender hybrid system that powers its wheels with 600 kW or 805 hp electric motors on each axle. The vehicle has fully armoured doors without centre pillars that open 90º, allowing troops to quickly mount and dismount and providing a ballistic shield in urban close combat.

Featuring a fuel-injected internal combustion engine, the vehicle measures 5.4 m in length, 2.1 m in width, and 2.2 m in height. It has a gross vehicle weight of 6,000 kg and can accommodate up to six passengers. The maximum payload-carrying capacity is listed as 2,000 kg.

The Magnus is fitted with 133 kW high-capacity batteries. In 100% electric mode, it has a minimal acoustic signature and a maximum range of 200 km. In hybrid mode, the vehicle has a maximum range of 800 km. The ‘Magnus-specific' central conversational virtual assistant ensures the driver and commander stay connected and in control of the vehicle and various onboard deployable assets.

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