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Bionix 25

Infantry fighting vehicle

Bionix 25 IFV

The Bionix 25 IFV is armed with a combat proven 25-mm M242 cannon

 
 
Entered service 1997
Crew 3 men
Personnel 7 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 23 t
Length 5.9 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.6 m
Armament
Main gun 25-mm cannon
Machine guns 3 x 7.62-mm
Mobility
Engine Detroit Diesel DDC 6V 92TA
Engine power 475 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range 415 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 2 m
Fording 1 m

 

   The Bionix 25 infantry fighting vehicle reportedly entered service with Singapore Army in 1997 and is offered for export customers. It uses many western components. It is smaller, lighter, and more affordable than similar NATO infantry fighting vehicles, such as Bradley and Warrior. It has the potential to meet a number of countries requirement for a medium-weight armored vehicles.

   The Bionix 25 IFV is fitted with a two-man turret, housing a combat proven 25-mm M242 cannon and a coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Another 7.62-mm MG is mounted over commander's hatch. The third MG was added over the troops compartment as there are no firing ports.

   Vehicle has a conventional layout with the driver and the power pack in front, turret in the center and troop compartment in the rear. It has a crew of three and can accommodate up to 7 troops.

   Vehicle is not amphibious unless it is fitted with a specially developed kit.

   This IFV has tremendous growth potential as it is based on the modular system. The Bionix can be adapted using various weapons stations. It can also be configured for command, recovery and support roles.

 

Variants

 

   Binoix II, improved variant of the Bionix, fitted with digital battle management system, modular armor and new cannon. The Bionix II has the same hull as its predecessor. This vehicle entered service with the Singapore Army in 2006;

   Bionix 40/50 armored personnel carrier, armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun and a 40-mm automatic grenade launcher;

   Armored recovery vehicle, fitted with a 25 t winch and 30 t crane;

   Armored bridgelayer.

 

Video of the Bionix 25 infantry fighting vehicle

 
Bionix 25 IFV

Bionix 25 IFV

Bionix 25 IFV

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