DEFEA 2021: EODH unveils Hoplite modular tactical 4x4 armored vehicle


The Hoplite (named after the famous antique warriors) is based on a heavy-type, mine-resistant frame optimized for heavy military duty with a fully protected cabin (mission capsule). The vehicle has been designed in the framework of an initiative taken by the company, not as a reply to a tender, under NATO STANAG and EU directives.


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EODH Hoplite tactical vehicle (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The cabin (mission module) is removable and can be interchanged with another one within one hour to match another mission type. Different types of capsules are available, the standard one comprising 5 doors and a flat roof, able to carry 8 people; more types with 2, 3 or 4 doors can be tailored to customer’s request, from combat to peacekeeping roles. The cabin can accept various types of payload and/or an RWS, antitank missile launchers, sensors, etc.

The cabin can be hydraulically raised to provide easy access to the engine and the 6-speed automatic transmission unit. The 5.7-liter turbodiesel engine develops 300 hp/221 kW. The engine bay forms part of the frame structure but is independent of the cabin that provides protection independent from the blast protection frame. Blast frame and cabin floor act as a blast attenuating double skin, an energy-absorbing mechanism. It is worth recalling that EODH is a specialist in armor protection. Mine protected seats and seat attachments are fitted as standard.

The engine, transmission and cooling pack (complete power assembly) are pre-assembled and tested as a unit. This configuration is easily installed as a single unit and can be rapidly removed or swapped out, easing workshop repair and maintenance.

The vehicle has been designed to operate under harsh conditions, between -23°C to +49°C.


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EODH Hoplite tactical vehicle (Picture source: Army Recognition)


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The cabin can be hydraulically raised to provide easy access to the engine and the 6-speed automatic transmission unit (Picture source: EODH)


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