Sunday, 29 January 2006
Replacing the Landrover / HMMWV
opswarfare believes that there is a very big market for army utility vehicles at the moment. A few choices remain in the mix, with Iveco's LMV, AM General's HMMWV, Landrover's Defender, and MOWAG's Eagle IV. opswarfare envisages a future vehicle, with a hybrid powerplant, a remote controlled weapons mount, run-flat tyres, and a 2 row, 3-abrest seating arrangement. More details to follow.
Below are the current products on the market
BAE Systems Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle
Based on the Iveco LMV
BAE Systems RG-32M
South African design
MOWAG Eagle IV
This is based on the AM General Humvee chassis
something a bit bigger...
Timoney has some input in this vehicle also. Timoney is the same company that developed the AV81 Terrex together with ST Kinetics
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Dingo 2
Underneath the body is a Mercedes Unimog chassis