Army has been all in seeking for the new track vehicles that will be able to run as deep in snow at the 50 below level. As for the very first time in the last three decades, the US army has been in search to buy with the purpose-built cold-weather vehicle. The requirement has been all the way coming from the sector of the U.S. military who are hence looking to increase its capability to operate in and around the immensely strategic Arctic region. And for this purpose, they are in seek for the trucks that can run massively on the deep snow too.
The Army Wants New Track Vehicles That Will Run In Deep Snow At 50 Below
Notification On High Mobility Tracked Vehicle by Army:
The army department came up with the issue of the formal request for information for a high-mobility tracked vehicle family. This issue has been formally given away the Joint All Weather All Terrain Support Vehicle, or JAASV. This notification has nothing to do with any existing vehicles already in the timeline of service. But there is somehow the requirement for the replacement for the ageing Swedish-made Small Unit Support Vehicle (SUSV). This service was first brought in the early 1980s.
By this notice, Army has been in search of the JAASVs that has to be able to be capable of operating at best in the deep snow. They should be able to run on the marshy ground and rocky and otherwise rugged terrain. It should be able to carry the 9-man infantry squad or similarly-sized element hence. It has to stay back as fully-amphibious and able to cross rivers, as well as streams, and lakes. It should be working at the best in the extreme cold weather with temperatures of as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit. It has to be light enough that a UH-60 Black Hawk that can carry it slung underneath. The Army also required the one that should be air-portable under the larger CH-47 Chinook and inside a C-130 Hercules-type air lifter.
Information About Hagglunds Bv206D:
- An army had previously also purchased the version of the Hägglunds Bv206D articulated carrier.
- It had the feature of 125-horsepower Mercedes OM617A in-line five-cylinder diesel engine.
- It was, however, less powerful original German-made Ford Cologne V6 gasoline engine
- On the contrary, US Marine is also in need of so many vehicles all the time. The boxy cars are their main priority that is best to run on the full, rubber band-type tracks and lightweight bodies.
- Over the side of the deep snow, the vehicle should be able to exert as around the range of 1.8 pounds per square inch of force. If the vehicle body is large and single, then it does get stuck into the inclined positions or even with some of the difficulty regarding certain obstacles. They should have the ability to travel at 10 to 15 miles per hour.
- They should have the top speed on improved roads of over 30 miles per hour. They should have the maximum range of between 120 and 200 miles that is all depending on the terrain.