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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

 
 
Country of origin Singapore
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 6V92TA
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 is a Singaporean infantry fighting vehicle. It was reportedly adopted by the Singaporean Army in 1997 and was offered for export customers. This armored vehicle uses many western components. It is smaller, lighter, and less expensive than contemporary Western infantry fighting vehicles, such as the American Bradley and British Warrior. Singaporean Army acquired a total of 3 700 Bionix armored vehicles, including Bionix 25 and newer Bionix II IFVs, Bionix 40/50 armored personnel carriers and some other support vehicles.

   The Bionix 25 IFV is fitted with a two-man turret, armed with a combat proven 25 mm M242 cannon and a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun. Another 7.62 mm machine gun is mounted over commander's hatch. The third machine gun 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 3 and can accommodate 7 dismounts.

   The Bionix 25 is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V92TA turbocharged diesel engine, developing 475 hp. Vehicle is not amphibious unless it is fitted with a specially developed floatation kit.

   This IFV was based on a modular system and had growth potential. The Bionix could be adapted to suit many roles using various weapons stations. It could 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

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Bionix 25 IFV

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Bionix 25 IFV

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