Designed and made in Singapore, the TERREX Infantry Carrier Vehicle will be officially launched by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean on Saturday at the Army Open House.
This armoured infantry carrier comes with remote controlled machine guns (7.62mm coaxial machine gun and 40mm automatic grenade launcher or 0.5mm heavy machine gun) capable of 350 rounds a minute and can take down targets 800m away. Dubbed the King of the Terrain, the eight-wheeler can roar across rugged terrain at a top speed of 105kmh. It will provide troops with enhanced protection compared to the canvas-topped "3 tonners" of old as well as mobility and firepower. It has a capacity of 13 (Commander, driver and 11 troopers) with BMS (Battle Management System), a key element in the Singapore military's ongoing transformation into a third generation fighting force, which leverages on technology to give it a sharper edge in battle.
An ST Kinetic team of 70 took the Terrex through more than 15,000km of trial runs here and in Turkey to test its tolerance to extreme weather.