Sunday, February 22, 2015

UAE's Brand New 8x8

Today in IDEX'15, Emirates Defense Technology revealed their brand new 8x8 Armored Vehicle with an impressive ceremony.

The 8x8 in the current configuration is armed with a BMP3 turret. BMP3 turret packs an impressive firepower in terms of a 100mm cannon, 30mm autocannon and a 7.62mm machinegun all coaxial.

The vehicle has a Combat Weight of 28 metric tons with a growth potential to 31 tons. 5.5tons of this is taken by the turret.

The vehicle is 8.4 meters long and 2.9m wide. It is powered by a caterpillar engine having 710HP. The vehicle has an impressive top speed of 130km/h on road conditions. 

The 8x8 has all wheel steering capability.

Another impressive feature is the vehicle having 8 seats for dismounts plus the BMP3 turret.

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