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Kodiak tracked engineer armoured vehicle
 
 
 
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Description
The Kodiak is a tracked engineer armoured vehicle based on the chassis of a main battle tank. This vehicle was built following a need for Army Engineer Corps of a robust, reliable and cost effective Armoured Engineer Vehicle based on state of the art engineering equipment using an MTB LEOPARD 2 chassis. Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH together with its partner RUAG Land Systems developed and built the Armoured Engineer Vehicle of the 3rd generation called KODIAK. The first prototype was built in Germany in 2003 and has also been referred to as the Armoured Engineer Vehicle 3 (AEV 3). The first prototype was put through a series of trials in Germany and then went to Switzerland for extensive user trials. The Kodiak provides combat engineers with a multi­functional tool not unlike the famous "Swiss Army Knife", which includes a hinged excavator, two capstan winches and a tillable dozer blade which can be exchanged for a mine plough. The Kodiak tracked engineer armoured vehicle is already in service with the Army of Sweden, Switzerland and Netherlands. Thanks to its extensive array of equipment, it can also be deployed in a civil defence or disaster recovery capacity as well as in joint civil-military operations.
 
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Technical Data
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Armament
For its self-protection, the Kodiak is fitted with a remote control weapon station which can be armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun or 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. The weapon station can be equipped with IR camera, daylight camera and laser range-finder. Two ranks of smoke grenade dischargers are mounted on the right side front of the hull. The Netherlands and Swedish vehicles are fitted with a Kongsberg RCWS (Remote Controlled Weapon Station) armed with a .50 M2 HB MG. The weapon station is operated by the commander of the vehicle.
Design and protection
The Kodiak is based on the chassis of the Leopard 2 main battle tank. The original turret is removed and replaced by a new fully enclosed armour-protected crew compartment with the driver at the front left side, the commander at the right, and one more seat back of the driver position. The Kodiak provides an high level of protection against small arms firing and land mines threats. The crew compartment is divided in two with a space in the center where the excavator is placed in running position. The Kodiak is equipped with a powerful hinged-arm excavator with different excavator tools, a dozer system featuring cutting and tilt angle settings and a double-winch system consisting of two Rotzler 9-ton capstan winches, each provided with a 200m long cable. A dozer blade is mounted at the front of the hull which can be replaced with a mine-breaching plough. By adapting the mine breaching kit to the Kodiak, the vehicle can be used as a mine breaching system. Among other things, this enables the Kodiak to cut through minefields and to erect or dismantle artificial obstacles.
Propulsion
The Kodiak uses the same chassis as the main battle tank Leopard 2 and is powered by 1,500 HP turbocharged diesel engine which assure outstanding mobility. Torsion bar suspension consists of each side of seven dual rubber-tyred road wheels with the drive sprocket at the rear, idler at the front. Th upper part of the suspension is protected by armour plates. The Kodiak can run at a maximum road speed of 55 km/h with a maximum road range of 550 km.
Accessories
Standard equipment of the Kodiak includes nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) protection system, an integrated mine protection system, and heating and cooling system in the crew compartment. Six cameras provide the two or three-man crew with a panoramic view of the vehicle’s surroundings, enabling them to switch tools and carry out a full range of combat engineering tasks without leaving the safety of the armoured fighting crew compartment.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One remote weapon station armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun
Country users
Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
Designer Country
Germany and Switzerland
Accessories
NBC protection system, heating and cooling system, panoramic cameras, hinged-arm excavator, dozer blade, and capstan winche
Crew
3
Armor
Protection against small arms firing, land mines threats and shell splinters.
Weight
55,000 kg
Speed
55 km/h
Range
550 km
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Dimensions
Length: 10,2 m; Width: 3,54 m; Height, 2,3 m
 
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Kodiak tracked engineer armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images identification Germany German army Rheinmetall RUAG defense industry military technology
Kodiak tracked engineer armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images identification Germany German army Rheinmetall RUAG defense industry military technology
   
Kodiak tracked engineer armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images identification Germany German army Rheinmetall RUAG defense industry military technology Kodiak tracked engineer armoured vehicle technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images identification Germany German army Rheinmetall RUAG defense industry military technology
 
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