DSEI 2019: Supacat launch new HMT Extenda variant
Supacat is displaying the latest in its HMT Extenda special forces vehicles – the HMT Extenda Mk2 – for the first time at DSEI 2019 in London.
The HMT Extenda Mk2 offers an increase in payload capacity, with an increased gross vehicle weight allowance to a maximum of 12,000kg, which is up from the 10,500kg of the original Extenda.
This is thanks to an enhanced suspension system which will improve the capabilities of the High Mobility Transporter (HMT) and also allows for an increase in personnel capacity from four people to six. This is whilst maintaining the original Extenda’s capabilities of being driven as both a 4x4 and 6x6 vehicle, possible thanks to a removable third axle. The chassis of the transporter is also now STANAG compliant for recovery.
The transporter has completed testing, including a reliability test over a 12,500km tour of Australia to confirm performance over long distances.
The first customers for this vehicle is the Norwegian Armed Forces, which follows on from their recent 24 vehicle, £23 million ($27 million) contract for the original HMT Extenda.
The head of Supacat, Phil Applegarth, said: ‘Our user feedback indicates that the vehicle has exceeded expectations, allowing them to do things they’d previously thought not possible.’
Supacat’s modular designs means that a range of build options are available straight out of the factory, whilst also allowing for flexibility to re-role the vehicle throughout its lifetime depending on mission requirements and the developing battlefield.
As standard the Mk2 has a 6.7l Cummins diesel engine as well as blast and ballistic protection has been introduced as an option at the factory build stage.
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