SOFINS 2019: HUTP Haulotte Ultra-light Tactical Platform Special Forces vehicle

French Company Haulotte Equipment presents a new generation of Special Forces vehicle at SOFINS 2019 under the name of HUTP, Haulotte Ultra-light Tactical Platform which is based on a 4x4 or 6x6 all-terrain chassis.

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Haulotte Ultra-light Tactical Platform at SOFINS 2019, Special Forces Operation exhibition and Forum near Bordeaux, France. (Picture source  Army Recognition)

The HUTP vehicles have been designed and developed for general military use with the capability for airborne or amphibious insertion. These vehicles can be carried internally or underslung by a variety of in-service helicopters for forwarding military deployments. They have also the capability to be airdropped by most military cargo aircraft. They are suitable for use in high-altitude and mountainous terrain, in all climatic conditions and in desert environments.

The modular design means that HUTP is highly adaptable, with the ability to carry out a wide variety of mission profiles including light strike vehicle, liaison logistic vehicle, long-range reconnaissance patrol vehicle, casualty evacuation vehicle (CASEVAC), urban operations vehicle, border guards transport vehicle and more.

The HUTP is intended for use in high-intensity operations conducted by Special Forces, marines or airborne troops, light army or standard military units. Capable of outstanding speed and agility, the HUTP vehicle provides a high level of off-road mobility, across rough and hostile terrains.

The HUTP is a complete family of variants which can be based on 4x4 and 6x6 chassis. The vehicle can be configured in 4 seats and 2 seats versions with a payload from 1,200 to 1,700 kg.

The HUTP is motorized with a 4 cylinders inline 2.1 l Diesel engine coupled to an automatic transmission. The vehicle can run at a maximum speed of 150 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 1,300 km.