Boeing Phantom Badger combat support vehicle in 120mm mortar carrier version at AUSA 2014 1610141

 
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AUSA 2014
Association of the United States Army

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
 
Boeing Phantom Badger at AUSA 2014
 
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:50 PM
Boeing Phantom Badger combat support vehicle in 120mm mortar carrier version at AUSA 2014.
During the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition which was held from Oct. 13-15 in Washington, D.C., Boeing has unveiled a new version of its Phantom Badger combat support vehicle fitted with a 120mm mortar mounted at the rear of the vehicle.
     
During the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition which was held from Oct. 13-15 in Washington, D.C., Boeing has unveiled a new version of its Phantom Badger combat support vehicle fitted with a 120mm mortar mounted at the rear of the vehicle. Boeing Phantom Badger 120mm mortar carrier at AUSA 2014, ssociation of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C.
     
In this configuration, Boeing wants to show that the vehicle can be used for a full range of mission as well for firing support. The Boeing phantom Badger is designed to be transportable in the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. With a total weight of 3,560 kg, it can easily be carried in the Osprey. Ten Phantom Badgers can be transported in a C-17 transport aircraft and two in a C-130 aircraft or CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

In April 2014, after a series of successful tests, the U.S. Navy has certified that the Boeing Phantom Badger combat support vehicle can be transported inside a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

Phantom Badger supports a wide range of missions not possible with existing combat support vehicles. Its rear section is modular and can be quickly changed for missions including reconnaissance, combat search and rescue, casualty transport, direct action with weapons mounts or explosive ordnance disposal. This combination of modularity, transportability and proven all-terrain performance provides increased mission flexibility and enhanced survivability. The vehicle can be fitted with mounts for such weapons as a .50-caliber machine gun and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
     
 
     

The Phantom badger is not an armoured vehicle. It was designed primarily for special operations missions. The Phantom Badger is motorized with the 3-litre turbo-diesel V6 from the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It can run with JP-8 jet fuel as well as diesel. The vehicle can reach a maximum road speed of 130 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 725 km.

The mortar version shows at AUSA 2014, was fitted with a 120mm mortar fitted at the rear of the vehicle. In firing position, the mortar is lowered at the rear of the vehicle and a total of 20 rounds are carried in the vehicle. A trailer can be towed by the Phantom Badger with 50 rounds.

The mortar is powered by a generator which is carried by the vehicle.
     
During the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition which was held from Oct. 13-15 in Washington, D.C., Boeing has unveiled a new version of its Phantom Badger combat support vehicle fitted with a 120mm mortar mounted at the rear of the vehicle. Trailer of Phantom Badger 120mm mortar carrier with 50 rounds for mortar.
 

 

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