ST Engineering Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle at Singapore AirShow 2018


At Singapore AirShow 2018, ST Engineering presents for the first time to the public, its Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV). The vehicle was unveiled in May 2017 during a demonstration at the Army Open House of the Singapore Armed Forces. The vehicle is developed to replace the aged M113A2 tracked armoured personnel carriers (APC) currently in service with the Singapore army.


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Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle at Singapore AirShow 2018 (Source picture Army Recognition)


A first prototype of the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle was delivered to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in July 2016. The development of the new NGAFV (Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle) is a result of a close cooperation between the SAF, DSTA (Defense Science and Technology Agency), and ST Kinetics of Singapore as the manufacturer of the NGAFV.

In March 2017, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its land systems arm, Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics), has been awarded a contract by the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for the production and supply of the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV).

The next generation AFV will replace the Ultra M113 AFV as a key component of the Singapore Armed Forces’ mechanized forces which is in service with the Singapore Army since the early 70s. Delivery of the AFVs will begin in 2019. The vehicle will be delivered in troop carrier, command and recovery variants.


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The NGAFV (Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle) is based on a tracked chassis, equipped with a remotely operated weapon station armed with an 30 mm automatic cannon, a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun, and eight 76 mm smoke grenade launchers. It has a crew of three including driver, commander and gunner. The troops compartment is at the rear and can accommodate eight infantrymen. The vehicle will have a weight of 29,000 kg and a length of 6.9 m, width of 3.28 m and a height of 3.2 m.

The NGAFV hull is based on all welded steel armour that can be fitted an appliqué layer of passive armour to increase protection against ballistic and mine threats. The vehicle is based on a modular design offering the possibility to removed and replaced the armour package according to new threats and customers requirements.

Network-enabled and equipped with a fully integrated camera suite, the NGAFV offers class-leading crew situational awareness as well as uncompromised combat and navigation performance under full armour protection.


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