Cool Military Vehicles

Cool Military Vehicles

Cool Military Vehicles : We take a look at the hottest new military vehicles making their way to the battlefields across the planet!

Whether its the coldest terrain or the muddiest roads, our soldiers of today and tomorrow are expecting a whole next generation of military transport technology. And with the advent of the 5th generation wireless spectrum, also known as 5G, the ability for more autonomous vehicles is here!

Bandvagn 206 The Rare Military Vehicle
Whenever wheeled vehicles reach their drivability limits, this Multi-Use All-Terrain vehicle Bv 206 is still fully maneuverable in any type of terrain, such as deep snow, rivers, tundra, lakes, swamps, sand, rocks and steep hills. The full suspension undercarriage allows for a high average speed and a comfortable ride off road.

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Turkish, Ares Shipyard & Meteksan Defence Systems《ULAQ》AUSV 🇹🇷⚓ (armed unmanned sea vehicle)
• Lenght: 11 mt,
• Speed: 35 kn (65 km)
• Range: 400 km
• Capacity: 2.000 kg
• Armament: 4x laser-guided CİRİT missiles, 2x L-UMTAS anti-tank missiles
Ekranoplan is a vehicle designed to attain sustained flight over a level surface by making use of ground effect, the aerodynamic interaction between the wings and the surface.
Ekranoplan are much faster than a ship but much more fuel efficient than a plane.
The Caspian Sea Monster (KM)
Developed by the USSR in 1966 for the Soviet Navy, the Caspian Sea Monster was a massive ground effect vehicle capable of flying at over 400mph flying between 5-10m high
The Ekranoplan KM Sea Monster met its fate in 1980 when it crashed due to pilot error, never repaired and after one week it sank in the Caspian Sea where it remains to this day was deemed too heavy to recover.
The Lun Class was designed in the 1970’s and entered service in the early 1980’s. retired in the late 1990s and sat unused at a naval station in Kaspiysk On 31 July 2020, Lun was towed from Kaspiysk naval base to Derbent, Dagestan. It will be put on display at the (future) Patriot Park
The Lun would “fly” 4 metres above the water, using lift generated by the ground effect of its wings. It had a range of 1,900km and a top speed of 550kph.Equipped for anti-surface warfare, it carried the P-270 Moskit (Mosquito) guided missile. Six missile launchers were mounted in pairs on the dorsal surface of its fuselage with advanced tracking systems mounted in its nose and tail
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Another version of Lun was planned for use as a mobile field hospital for rapid deployment to any ocean or coastal location. Work was about 90% complete on this model after break of Soviet Union funding ended. Located, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
The Orlyonok was designed as a transport and also as a beach assault vehicle. Unlike other Soviet Ekranoplan designs, the Orlyonok was amphibious and was equipped with wheels for beaching and land based takeoffs
Four units were built :
-1Non-flying unit for static testing, scrapped.
-S-21 completed in 1972, accident in 1975, rebuilt as S-23 in
1978, then lost during another accident in 1992.
-S-25 completed in 1979, retired 1993.
-S-26 completed in 1980, retired 1993
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Ratel infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of royal jordanian army.
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Pantsir-SA is a new Russian-made short-range air defense missile system using the Pantsir-S1 weapon station. The system is specially designed to be used for the Arctic region. It is based on the chassis of the DT-30PM tracked all-terrain vehicle which consists of two tracked vehicle units linked by a steering mechanism. The second vehicle is used to carry the Pantsir-S1 weapon station. The Pantsir-SA was unveiled during the rehearsal for the Russian Victory Day Parade 2017, in April 2017. According to the Russian website Sputnik, the Russian army received the first samples of Pantsir-SA at the end of 2016. In December 2014, Russia unveiled a revised military doctrine that prioritizes the protection of national interests in the Arctic. Russia has improved its presence in the Arctic, believed to hold huge oil and natural gas deposits, establishing a new Arctic command and is expanding its icebreaker fleet.
Variants:
– Pantsir-S1: first version of the Russian-made air defense system
– Pantsir-S2: an improved version of the Pantsir-S1 using new surface-to-air missiles and also fitted with a new SOTS S-band search radar to increase the detection range from 36 km to over 40 km.
The Pantsir-SA is based on the chassis of the DT-30PM-T1 tracked articulated tractor (DT stands for ‘articulated tractor’ in Russian), an all-terrain vehicle which consists of two tracked vehicle units linked by a steering mechanism. The DT-30PM is specially designed to be used in the harsh climatic conditions of the Arctic region. The first vehicle of the DT-30PM is a tracked platform with water-displacing sealed all-welded body housing a crew cabin for 4 – 7 people equipped with autonomous heating and air ventilation systems, power plant, transmission and a cargo compartment located at the rear of the crew cab. The Pantsir-S1 weapon station is mounted on the tracked chassis of the second vehicle. The DT-30PM has a curb weight of 31,500 kg, a payload of 30,000 kg and a length of 16.08 m, a width of 3.10 m and a height of 3.33 m.
The Pantsir-SA is fitted with a similar weapon station as the Pantsir-S1 but without 30mm cannon. The main armament consists of 18 launchers for 57E6 surface-to-air guided missiles, nine in three rows on each side of the turret. The missiles can hit a target with a range from 1,200 to 20,000 m at an altitude from 5 to 15,000 m.
Iranian Defense Industries unveiled an advanced 6*6 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored personnel carrier earlier this month.
The vehicle, dubbed Raad (Thunder), was manufactured by Iranian researchers and engineers at Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO). It was unveiled at a ceremony attended by Minister of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces Brigadier General Amir Hatami in the city of Isfahan, in central Iran.
Addressing the ceremony, the Brigadier General said that the armored vehicle was developed based on the needs of Iran’s armed forces for higher speed, movements in sharp longitudinal or perpendicular slopes and crossing the obstacles.
The vehicle is meant for security operations while protecting the passengers against booby-traps and road-side bombs, proportionate to the climate of the country, he added. The vehicle also has a fully-integrated personnel-carriers body structure, is bullet-proof and resistant to landmines, according to the minister.
Hatami further said that the vehicle will be well-suited for use in asymmetric wars, urban transport and borders outposts.
Raad is the upgraded version of Toofan prototype with a strong engine and more capability to carry weapons and the number of personnel.
New ZTL-11 105mm 8×8 wheeled armored assault gun vehicle is now in service with the Chinese army, according to pictures released on the Chinese MoD Ministry of Defense website, May 16, 2020. The ZTL-11 is based on type 08 8×8 wheeled armored vehicles family. It is the export variant of the vehicle is the ST1.
The ZTL-11 8×8 105mm assault gun armored vehicle is already in service with the Chinese Marine Corps and was first shown to the public in September 2015 during a military parade in Beijing to commemorate the end of the World War II in Asia.
The ZTL-11 is a new generation of assault gun produced in China army after the PTL-02 that entered in service with the Chinese army in 2002. The vehicle was designed to provide a fire support vehicle with high mobility and firepower based on Type 08 8×8 wheeled armored chassis. The ZTL-11 is armed with a 105 cannon while the main armament of the PTL-02 is a 100 mm cannon.
The design of the ZTL-11 is very similar to the Italian-made Centauro. It has a crew of four, with the driver seated at the front left of the hull. The turret is mounted in the middle of the chassis with commander, gunner and loader. The powerpack is located at the rear of the vehicle.
The hull and turret of the ZTL-11 are of all-welded steel armour construction, which provides protection for the crew against the firing of small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. Over the frontal arc, protection is provided against penetration from 20 mm projectiles and against 12.7 mm attack all round.
The turret of the ZTL-11 looks very similar to the turret mounted on the amphibious light tank ZTD-05/VN16. The main armament consists of one 105mm rifle gun fitted with a multi-purpose muzzle brake. It can fire the armour piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS), high explosive (HE), and high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rounds, and the Chinese indigenous 105mm gun-fired laser beam riding guidance anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) derived from the Russian 9M117 Bastion technology. The second armament includes one 7.62mm machine gun mounted coaxially to the right of the 105mm cannon. A 12.7mm machine can be mounted on the loader hatch.
The 105 mm gun is fully stabilized 105 mm gun which is used in conjunction with a computerized fire-control system, with the commander and gunner having day/night sights and the latter also having a laser range-finder. The ZTL-11 is fully amphibious and propelled in the water thanks to two waterjets mounted one either side at the rear of the hull. Standard equipment of the ZTL-11 includes an automatic fire extinguishing system, CBRN protection system and air conditioning. According to Chinese military sources, the vehicle is equipped with a battlefield management system, data link communication radio, and a satellite position system. It seems that a satellite communication antenna is mounted on the upper part of the turret.
India clears TATA-DRDO built ‘Kestrel’ Wheeled Armour Platform (WhAP) for export to friendly nations..
DRDO and TATA Motor developed Wheeled Armour Platform (WhAP) is India’s First Infantry Combat Vehicle designed for optimized survivability, all-terrain performance and increased lethality have been cleared by the Ministry of Defense in India suggesting that the combat vehicle is nearing its production soon.
WhAP8x8 comes in various variants such as Armoured Fighting vehicles, CBRN vehicle, Recce & Support vehicle, Medical Evacuation vehicle, Engineer Squad vehicle, Mortar Carrier, Commander’s vehicle and Anti-Tank Guided Missile vehicle.
Indian Army has inducted a few of the WhAP Infantry Combat Vehicle in its arsenal for testing and trial purposes and the vehicle has been tested in India’s North-Eastern states and high altitudes areas of Ladhkak and J&K also floatation trials of WhAP (AP-II) were conducted at Mula Dam, Ahmednagar during June 2017.
WhAP has a seating capacity of 10+2 people and is powered by a 600 hp engine coupled with automatic transmission and is a modular vehicle with interchangeable snap-in modules. WhAP has been star attractions at bi-annual defense expo exhibition held in India from 2014 onwards and has been showcased to Military attache in India and many countries have expressed interest in its procurement.