INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, which is based in Canada, has launched a new Superior armored personnel carrier (APC) or armored medical evacuation vehicle (AMEV), which can be used in different missions. It was officially unveiled in October 2018.
This new armoured car can help in infantry troop movement for militaries anywhere in the world. This armored vehicle has peace-keeping and search-and-rescue (SAR) mission capabilities as well. Armed forces, paramilitaries, law enforcement agencies, and SWAT teams can deploy Superior armored vehicle.
The features of the armored vehicle have been listed below:
The Superior APC/AMEV has a configuration of 4×4 wheel drive on a chassis that is reinforced. With a reliable modular platform, it is capable of a difficult mission. The engine is in the front, the crew cabin is in the middle, and the troop compartment is at the rear of the armoured car.
It can be manned by a two-person crew i.e. A driver and a commander. But overall, it can accommodate 14 soldiers in the APC mode and up to six injured troops and two soldiers in AMEV configuration.
The windshield is protected by appliqué armor plates. The armored vehicle has two doors on either side of the hull and a hydraulic ramp at the rear. This helps in rapid ingress and egress of the soldiers.
The APC can be equipped with the following equipment:
- A barrier system for crowd-control
- Front-mounted system for obstacle clearance
- Emergency lights package
- Acoustic hailing device
The dimensions of the armoured car are 6.9 meters in length, 2.5 meters in width and 2.8 meters in height. The wheelbase dimension is about 4.2 meters, which is higher when compared to the similar vehicles.
Armament and self-protection
A roof-mounted turret hatch is available on the armored vehicle. It can be armed with a machine gun of 7.62mm caliber. With dedicated weapon mounted on the hull, the firepower of the armored vehicle is greatly improved. It can store ammunitions such as DM51 assault or fragmentation hand grenades.
Advanced protection features such as CEN 1063 BR7 level ballistic protection helps in protecting the travelers from bullets, shells, splinters, and fragmentation effects.
The armoured car can do surveillance operations using PTZ infrared and thermal cameras on-board. Survival of the occupants is increased due to advanced door lock mechanism and bullet-resistant glass which is multi-layered. The escape hatch helps in dismounting soldiers during adverse conditions.
Engine and performance
Equipped with a DT530 inline-6 diesel engine, the Superior armored vehicle has a maximum power output of 300 horsepower at 2,200 RPM. The engine generates a torque of 950lb-ft.
The engine is coupled with an Allison 3000 five-speed automatic push-button transmission system. The armoured car has a transfer case of 10,000lb-ft. capacity.
The vehicle has an electro-hydraulic fuel intake system and fuel capacity of 265 liters. It can travel a long distance on a single fill.
Superior APC’s suspension system is advanced for mobility and smooth rides even while traveling on rough terrains. The armoured car can attain the maximum speed of 130km/h.