Fact Sheet: Hunter Armoured Fighting Vehicle

Fact Sheet: Hunter Armoured Fighting Vehicle


The Hunter Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) was jointly developed by the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) in collaboration with the Singapore Army and ST Engineering. The Hunter is the Singapore Army's first fully digitalised platform and is designed to provide armoured forces with enhanced capabilities to operate more effectively and efficiently in various phases of military operations. It will replace the Army's fleet of Ultra M113 AFVs, which has been in service since the 1970s. 

Key Features of the Hunter AFV

Enhanced Lethality. The Hunter is equipped with a Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) with the following armaments:

  • 30mm Cannon with armour piercing and high explosive ammunition
  •  Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) for selected variants
  • 7.62mm Coaxial Machine Gun (CMG)
  • 76mm Smoke Grenade Launcher

Integrated Combat Cockpit. The Hunter is the Singapore Army's first AFV to be equipped with an integrated combat cockpit, allowing the vehicle commander and gunner to operate the Hunter using a common set of controls. The Hunter is also equipped with an automatic target detection and tracking system, enhancing the crew's ability to more quickly and effectively detect and engage targets. In addition, the vehicle commander is equipped with an independent commander's sight, which allows him to concurrently search for other targets whilst the gunner is engaging a target. 

Enhanced Mobility. With increased speed and operating range, the Hunter is capable of travelling longer distances. In addition, the Hunter is equipped with a drive-by-wire capability, which allows the vehicle commander to take over the driving functions from the driver when required. 

Enhanced Survivability. An all-round surveillance system mounted on the vehicle's exterior provides the crew with a 360-degree field of vision whilst in the vehicle. This allows the crew to operate closed-hatched in a protected environment within the vehicle. The Hunter is also equipped with a Laser Warning System (LWS) which provides early warning to the crew when they are being targeted by aggressors.

Enhanced Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4). The Hunter is equipped with a suite of C4 systems, strengthening the Army's networked warfighting capabilities. The Army Tactical Engagement and Information System (ARTEMIS) is the next-generation tactical command and control system that allows the crew to operate the vehicle in a digitalised environment. 

  • Digitalised Mission Planning. With ARTEMIS, the Hunter is capable of digitalised mission planning from the Platoon to Battalion level, enabling more efficient wireless information exchange between the various military formations and vehicles. 
  • Networked Warfighting Capabilities. The Hunter's connectivity is enhanced by low latency network radios and wide area communication networks for faster data transfer and further reach. The RCWS is integrated with ARTEMIS to enable the crew to quickly identify and share target information with adjacent forces. 
  • Smart Vehicle Management. As a fully-digitalised platform, the Hunter is equipped with vehicle health status monitoring through the HUMS (Health and Utilisation Monitoring System). Leveraging data analytics, the algorithms will enable predictive maintenance, increasing the efficiency of vehicle maintenance and management. 

Inbuilt Safety Features. The Hunter has several inbuilt safety features: 

  • Audio and visual alerts to prompt the crew about vehicle anomalies, potential system failures, as well as hazards during movement and when stationary.
  • Emergency stop features include the E-Brake, E-Horn, and Turret E-stop.
  • Safety distance markers embedded on the driving camera displays.
  • Both the vehicle commander and section commander have access to the reverse view cameras. They can quickly switch camera views on their display terminals to assist and direct the driver when reversing.
  • Voice and video recording to monitor crew procedures for training feedback and forensics.


Table 1: Technical Specifications of Hunter

Number of Crew
Crew Capacity 3 Pax:
1 x Commander
1 x Driver
1 x Gunner
Dismounted Troops Up to 8
Length 6.9m
Width 3.4m
Height 3.4m
Weight 29.5 Tonnes
Power to Weight Ratio 24 hp/ton
Maximum Speed 70km/h
Range 500km
Vertical Obstacle 0.6m
Trench Clearance 2.1m
Maximum Front Slope 60%
Main Armament 1 x 30mm Cannon
Secondary Armament 2 x Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)
1 x 7.62mm Coaxial Machine Gun
8 x 76mm Smoke Launcher


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