Support troops get armour protection

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24 Jan 2017 | TECHNOLOGY
Melayu 华文

Support troops get armour protection

STORY // Koh Eng Beng
PHOTO // Chai Sian Liang & Courtesy of ST Engineering

English 华文

Unlike most military trucks used today, this armoured vehicle can shield soldiers from bullets and mine blasts. And soldiers can fire a machine gun from within, without exposing themselves to enemy fire.

This is the new Belrex Protected Combat Support Vehicle (PCSV), which was designed to provide better protection for the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF's) combat service and support elements.

The Belrex PCSV will replace most of the five-tonne and 1.5-tonne trucks currently used in the SAF.

Built by the Defence Science and Technology Agency and Singapore Technologies Kinetics, the Belrex PCSV has been configured in seven variants to meet the needs of different missions.

The Army is developing three more variants -- to fire the mortar, carry mortar rounds and for reconnaissance.

Tech Specs
Crew size Front: 2 Rear: Up to 8
Dimensions 7.25m (L) 2.60m (W)
2.75m (H)
Weight 20 tonnes  
Power to weight ratio 14.8hp/tonne  
Max speed 110km/h  
Range 600km  
Vertical step clearance 0.40m  
Trench clearance 0.95m  
Maximum front slope 60%  
Mortar Ammunition Carrier Variant
Carriage system for efficient supply and transfer of mortar ammunition.
Mortar Variant
Integrated with Advanced Mortar System to provide effective and responsive fire support.
Reconnaissance Variant
Mobility equipment and sensors for surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

 

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