24 Mei 2017
Next Generation – Armoured Recovery Vehicle (NG-ARV) (photo : Shephard)
The Singapore Army has rolled out a production prototype of the Next Generation – Armoured Recovery Vehicle (NG-ARV), as well as revealing a new Leopard 2SG sight.
The NG-ARV was developed by ST Kinetics, in parallel with the Next Generation – Armoured Fighting Vehicle that was unveiled in 2016. (Shephard)
Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle expected to debut at Singapore Army Open House along with new ARV
On a less speculative note, one of the Next Generation AFV’s stablemates goes on show at Army Open House (AOH) 2017. The vehicle is the Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) variant of the new, yet-to-be-named AFV family that was designed and built in Singapore by Singapore Technologies Kinetics.
Like the cannon-armed Infantry Fighting Vehicle variant, the ARV has an all-round camera function. This allows its crew of three armoured engineers to carry out recovery operations from within the vehicle under full armour protection with hatches closed.
Specifications are sparse. The new ARV is said to be 6.9 metres in length and is fitted with a front-oriented winch with a 25,000 kg capacity. The vehicle is so new it did not appear to have a MID numberplate.
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