Northrop Grumman releases its Hellhound light reconnaissance vehicle at AUSA 2015 21310154

 
AUSA 2015 news coverage report show daily visitors exhibitors Annual meeting defense exposition exhibition conference Association United States Army October Washington D.C.
 
AUSA 2015
U.S. Army Annual Meeting & Exposition
12 - 14 October 2015
Washington D.C., United States
 
Northrop Grumman at AUSA 2015
 
 
Northrop Grumman releases its Hellhound light reconnaissance vehicle at AUSA 2015
The US-based defense giant Northrop Grumman unveiled on October 12 at AUSA 2015 its brand new Hellhound reconnaissance truck prototype. Developed to fulfill US Army's Light Reconnaissance Vehicle acquisition programme, the Hellhound has been designed to be used by light infantry, border police, National Guard or even first responders.
     
Northrop Grumman releases its Hellhound light reconnaissance vehicle at AUSA 2015 640 001Northrop Grumman's Hellhound Light Reconnaissance Vehicle prototype at AUSA 2015
     
The Northrop Grumman's Hellhound can generate electrical power for radios, sensors or other devices. For example, it can produces five times more electriciy than a M2 Bradley: up to 100 kW, thanks to its 120 kW Jenoptik integrated starter generator.

This capability makes laser weapons possible, and Northrop Grumman is already designing a 10 kW solid-state fiber laser weapon capable of shooting small UAVs. That's enough power to run the LN270 nav system and other vehicle’s sensors, including a visible-light camera that can spot objects some 800 meters away, and an infrared sensor effective out to 10,000 meters.

At AUSA 2015, the Hellhound prototype mounts a 30 mm ATK M230LF cannon on a EOS Technologies R-400 remote weapon station. Heavy protection has been sacrified in order to keep the Hellhound light enough to be carried by air, in platforms such as the CH-47 Chinook.

The Hellhound has a weight of 6.5 ton, a rear engine and can carry up to six equipped soldiers, including the driver.

     
Northrop Grumman releases its Hellhound light reconnaissance vehicle at AUSA 2015 640 002Northrop Grumman's Hellhound Light Reconnaissance Vehicle prototype fitted with a 30mm ATK M230LF cannon
 

 

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