07 November 2012

ST Kinetics’ TERREX Selected by the U.S. Marine Corps for the Demonstration Phase of the Marine Personnel Carrier Programme

07 November 2012

Terrex 8x8 Armoured Personnel Carrier (photo : BQ-T)

Singapore – ST Kinetics’ TERREX, an advanced generation all-terrain 8x8 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been accepted by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for the demonstration and studies phase of the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) programme as part of a consortium led by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a global Fortune 500 scientific, engineering and technology company based in Virginia, USA. The SAIC team will be supplying a customised version of the TERREX and basic hulls to be put through a 12-month period of performance trials and testing that includes the areas of mobility, swimming capability, troop-carrying capacity and survivability.

“The selection of the TERREX for the demonstration and testing phase of the USMC MPC programme along with three other 8x8 vehicles from established defence industry players is a firm recognition that the TERREX has come into its own in the highly competitive APC space. We are very glad to be part of the SAIC team to offer the TERREX as an effective and affordable solution for the MPC programme.” ~ Patrick CHOY, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, ST Kinetics.

The TERREX 8x8 APC meets the demands of the warfighter for superior mobility and high survivability. It is designed to allow technology insertions such as a battlefield management system, and data and communications systems for full integration into the modern networked battlefield. With its integrated all-round camera system, the TERREX provides its crew excellent situational awareness even during closed-hatch operations under demanding conditions.

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