Providing improved protection to
British troops in Afghanistan 100 Bronco vehicles have been
bought by the MoD from Singapore Technologies Kinetics to be
converted into Warthog armoured vehicles.
Bronco will become the armoured, all-terrain vehicle Warthog and
replaces the earlier Viking vehicles which have now been
withdrawn to the UK to be used for tracking.
Warthog will be powered by a 7.2 litre engine producing 350 bhp
and will be able to move through water - all while carrying up
to 14 troops and offering advanced armoured protection that is
currently available with the Viking.
When not in the water, the highly agile, all-terrain vehicle
will be able to climb steep gradients, cling to severe slopes,
tackle vertical obstacles and roll across trenches.
A protected gun mount, extra armour, specialist electronic
counter-measure equipment and communications tools will be added
before Warthog is deployed on operations.
Warthog will come in four variants - a troop carrier, an
ambulance, a command vehicle and a repair and recovery vehicle.
The ambulance variant will be capable of carrying casualties,
medics and kit. Warthog's repair and recovery variant will be
fitted with a crane and winch, and will have the capability of
towing another 18-tonne Warthog vehicle back from the front
ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE (PROTECTED) ATV(P) Specifications
7.2ltr, 350bhp diesel engine
7.62mm or HMG 12.5mm,
Singapore Technologies Kinetics