Singapore’s modern armored fighting vehicle received new unmanned turret
Singapore’s modern armored fighting vehicle, called the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV), received new unmanned turret developed by the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
Published by Mike Yeo reporter at his Twitter account on 1 March, the photograph shows the updated version of new Singaporean modern armored fighting vehicle.
The improved version of NGAFV is fitted with a new version of the Samson 30 unmanned turret by Rafael.
In addition to a 30mm automatic cannon and coax machine gun, the new turret integrates two independent sights, and two multi-purpose guided missiles, recessed launchers for smoke grenades.
This all-in-one system can locate the fire source, enabling the crew to return fire effectively with a Samson 30 unmanned turret or by interfacing with other fighting platforms via the BMS network.
According to the GlobalSecurity.org, the NGAFV will be the mainstay of the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) mechanised forces, operating alongside the Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle, to fulfil the SAF’s operational requirements. Developed together with the Defence Science and Technology Agency and Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), the Next Generation AFV will provide armored forces with enhanced firepower, protection, mobility and situational awareness.
ST Engineering announced 22 March 2017 that its land systems arm has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for the production and supply of the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV). Under the contract, ST Kinetics will also provide integrated logistics support which includes spares, training and documentation.
Spot the difference: Latest photo of Singapore’s Next Generation AFV (left) looks a tad different from earlier photos (right) pic.twitter.com/fef46ffzuc
— Mike Yeo 杨启铭 (@TheBaseLeg) 1 March 2019