11 Mei 2010

Hy-DRA stealth ATV Launched at SOFEX

11 Mei 2010

Hy-DRA : the Hybrid-Defense Reconnaissance Assault (photo : Jalopnik)

US prime Raytheon is entering the automotive market with an innovative new all-terrain vehicle (ATV) aimed at the special forces market.

Officially launched at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX), held in Amman, Jordan, from 10-13 May, the Hybrid-Defense Reconnaissance Assault (Hy-DRA) vehicle is a small, stealthy all-terrain platform employing hybrid electric drive (HED). With one forward seat for the driver and two back seats facing forwards, the Hy-DRA can carry three fully equipped soldiers, act as a weapons platform or carry one soldier and two litters to extract wounded personnel.

Hy-DRA uses for special forces market (photo : autoblog)

Weighing 2,400 lb (1088.6 kg) with a length of 3.378 m and having a 1.524 m 2 cross section, the Hy-DRA can be a single internal load inside a Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, multiple loads inside a Chinook medium-lift helicopter or can be underslung from a Black Hawk utility helicopter. The vehicle's top speed and range is 60 mph (96.6 km/h) and 350 miles (563 km) in hybrid mode or 50 mph and 18 miles in stealth (electric) mode. It can carry 1,000 lb of cargo or tow 3,000 lb.

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