DSA 2018: BMC offering Amazon 4x4 armored vehicle to Malaysian military

Malaysian Armed Forces are actively looking at new armored 4x4 platforms. Among numerous vehicle manufactures showcasing at DSA 2018 is the Turkey-based company BMC and its latest Amazon Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle.

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BMC Amazon Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle at DSA 2018

The BMC Amazon 4x4 multi-purpose armoured vehicle was presented for the first time to the public during the Defense Exhibition Eurosatory in June 2016. It's new generation of 4x4 combat vehicle offering high level of protection against mine and IEDs threats.

The design of the BMC Amazon is standard with the engine at the front, the crew in the middle and the troops compartment at the rear. The vehicle can carry a total of 7 military personnel including driver and commander.

The BMC Amazon has a monocoque structure with integrated v-shaped armoured hull that protects people against mine blast by deflecting an upward directed blast away from the vehicle. The vehicle is also protected against side blasts from improvised and roadside explosive device (IED) and shell splinters.

The vehicle is powered by a Cummins ISB 360 PS Turbo Diesel Engine (360 hp) offering a maximum speed of 120 km/h and an operational range of 1000 km. Optional equipment includes CBRN protection, smoke grenade launchers, fire suppression system, RPG protection, self recovery winch and jamming system.

Recently, during the Independence Day parade held in the capital in December 2017, Turkmenistan has displayed several recently acquired foreign-made ground vehicles for its army and special forces.


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