New inflatable armoured vehicles are coming, but what you’ll need to know before you get your paws on one is this article.
Infantry transport trucks are a common sight in the world of military vehicles, and the British Army is no exception.
This week, the Army announced that it will be rolling out a new line of vehicles.
These vehicles, called the Infantry transport vehicle (ITV), will be armed with modern weaponry, including a new turret that allows the vehicle to deploy from the side.
The new turret is said to be able “to deploy from a height of 3 metres or up to 30 metres from the vehicle’s hull, allowing for an even higher level of protection”.
The new inflatable vehicle, which is expected to be available by the end of 2019, will also be able carry up to 4,000 pounds (1,500 kilograms).
It looks like the next generation of vehicles may have been delivered to the UK, with the British Defence Ministry announcing that the ITV is being developed at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Whitehall, Buckinghamshire.
“The new ITV will be fully capable of operating in all conditions and weather conditions and will be able, with maximum capability, to undertake the tasks that require the maximum capability and safety,” the MoD said in a statement.
Infant Infantry mobilityThe new Infant Transport Vehicle, the Infant Infantry Transport Vehicle (ITVC), was unveiled earlier this month.
The Infant ITV is the UK’s first armoured vehicle to feature the new, inflatable turret.
The turret was developed by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support a new, modular inflatable transport vehicle system that could be deployed from any angle and be fully protected from the elements.
The vehicle, called Infant Infant Vehicles (IIVs), was first deployed in 2021, and it was subsequently expanded in 2021 with the creation of the new ITVC line.
The new Infants are capable of carrying up to 7,000lbs (3,200kg) of cargo and can also be deployed at high speeds.
This is important to know, because it means the IIVs are now capable of being transported across vast distances in less than three seconds, or nearly two miles (3.6km).
It also means that these vehicles can operate in extreme conditions and extreme weather, as well as being able to transport troops across hostile environments, like the Arctic.
Infants in actionThe Infants have a range of features, including:A turret that can deploy from almost any angle, allowing the vehicle “to remain at the ready” when necessary.
The ability to be fully armored and armed.
A large number of storage compartments and large, enclosed engines that can withstand the pressure of up to 1,000 lbs (600kg) per square inch (pcf).
A large and fully modular inflexible hull that can accommodate up to 12 vehicles.
The IIV can carry up 4,500lbs (1.9 tonnes) of payload and up to 3,000lb (1 tonnes) cargo, and has a maximum speed of 55km/h (34mph).
The ITVs are designed to operate in all weather conditions, including in the Arctic, the Sahara desert, and on snow-covered mountainsides.
The UK Defence Ministry said that the ITV line will be delivered “as soon as possible”, and that it has a “positive track record”.