New Infantry Carrier Vehicle Set for Singapore Army

2 September 2009 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2009 18:30)

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has chosen the Terrex infantry carrier vehicle (ICV), a mine-resistant vehicle that supports enhanced communication between land and air troops in urban warfare. The ICV, which is designed to withstand mine blasts, will provide air and land surveillance

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has chosen the Terrex infantry carrier vehicle (ICV), a mine-resistant vehicle that supports enhanced communication between land and air troops in urban warfare.

The ICV, which is designed to withstand mine blasts, will provide air and land surveillance, and locate enemy targets through an all-round camera equipment and navigation system.

The vehicle's battlefield management system enables accurate information to be exchanged with other SAF forces, which helps accurately coordinate attacks on targets by air and on land.

The vehicle also features all-round camera surveillance, enhanced firepower and a weapon detection system to locate enemy fire.

The SAF plans to acquire at least 150 vehicles and will train its infantry troops on the Terrex ICVs in February 2010.