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Terrex 2

Amphibious armored personnel carrier

Terrex 2

The Terrex 2 is a further development of the original Terrex with improved amphibious capabilities

 
 
Country of origin Singapore
Entered service ?
Crew 2 men
Personnel 12 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight up to 30 t
Length 8 m
Width 3.6 m
Height 2.8 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7 mm
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C9.3 diesel
Engine power 525 or 600 hp
Maximum road speed over 90 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 11 km/h
Range up to 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 2 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The Terrex 2 is an amphibious armored personnel carrier. It was developed by Singaporean Technologies Kinetics to meet a US Marine Corps requirement. The US Marines were looking for a new 8x8 amphibious armored personnel carrier, which would replace the ageing LAV-25 series of armored vehicles. For this task the Singaporean Technologies Kinetics teamed up with Science Applications International Coorporation (SAIC) of the United States as an expediter for the US market. The Terrex 2 evolved from the original Terrex, but has a number of improvements. It was first publicly revealed in 2015.

   Hull of the Terrex 2 was specially shaped for improved buoyancy and higher speed on water. Requirements of the US Marines are particularly stressed on water speed and reserve buoyancy of the new armored vehicle.

   The Terrex 2 has a double V-shaped hull design for protection against landmines and improvised explosive devices. Similar hull configuration is present on the original Terrex.

   The Terrex 2 can be armed with various weapons. A baseline armored personnel carrier configuration can be fitted with a remotely-controlled weapon station, armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. It can be also fitted with heavier weapons, such as a two-man turret, armed with a 30 mm cannon.

   The Terrex 2 is operated by a crew of 2, including driver and vehicle commander and can carry 12 dismounts. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via rear ramp with integrated doors. Also there are roof hatches for emergency exit.

   This armored vehicle is equipped with an all-round surveillance system for 360 view and navigation system. Driver's compartment has a customizable touch screen interfaces.

   This amphibious armored personnel carrier is powered by a Caterpillar C9.3 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 600 hp. There is also a Euro version, which develops 525 hp. Engine is matted to Allison automatic transmission with 6-forward and 1-reverse speeds. Suspension of the Terrex 2 has adjustable ride height. Vehicle has advanced driveline with all-wheel steering capability. It results in a superior maneuverability and tight turning radius. This armored vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system, which improves mobility over difficult terrain. Also it is equipped with run-flat tyres. The Terrex 2 can still travel with one or in some cases even more wheels completely destroyer.

   On water this armored personnel carrier is propelled by two waterjets. Maximum amphibious speed on water is 11 km/h. Vehicle can operate up to Sea State 4 conditions.

   The Terrex 2 can be transported to operations theater by amphibious assault ships or airlifted by military cargo aircraft.

   Proposed variants of the Terrex 2 include a baseline armored personnel carrier, command vehicle, engineer vehicle, and armored ambulance.

 

Variants

 

   Terrex 3 is a non-amphibious, but better protected and more heavily armed version. It was specially tailored to meet Australian requirement for a versatile combat reconnaissance vehicle. The Terrex 3 was proposed for Australians as the Sentinel II. Though eventually this armored vehicle was shortlisted from this program.

 

 
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