Streit Group's Alligator 6x6 tactical armoured vehicle was unveiled at the Eurosatory 2016 defence and security exhibition. Image courtesy of STREIT Group.
Alligator armoured vehicle can accommodate ten personnel. Image courtesy of Ministère de la Défense.
Alligator military vehicle is powered by a Cummins ISL 400 engine. Image courtesy of Ministère de la Défense.

Alligator 6x6 tactical armoured vehicle

Alligator 6×6 wheeled tactical armoured vehicle from Streit Group is intended to meet the modern combat needs of the armed forces.

Unveiled in June 2016, the vehicle is equipped with advanced protection systems and offers infantry units with greater survivability on the battlefield.

The vehicle can be configured for different roles, including platoon strength troop carrying, command and control, convoy support, and forward observation.

Alligator armoured vehicle features

The six-wheel drive chassis of the Alligator armoured fighting vehicle provides better payload capability. The vehicle has a length 6.51m, a width of 2.82m and height of 2.77m.

Alligator accommodates up to ten personnel, including a driver and commander. The driver’s seat is located in the front-left, whereas the commander and soldiers are seated in the troop compartment at the rear.

The driver’s cabin has a large windscreen at the front and a single door with a small bullet-proof window on the left side.

A hydraulically operated door at the rear provides access to the troop compartment. Two hatches are installed on the vehicle roof to facilitate emergency exit for the soldiers.

Three small bullet-proof glass windows are provided on both sides at the rear to improve all-round visibility for the troops. The foldable seats with four-point harness provide maximum protection for the occupants against explosion underneath the vehicle.

Alligator firepower

The Alligator combat vehicle can be optionally integrated with a remote-controlled weapon system armed with two 12.7mm x 99mm machine guns to engage targets.

Located at the centre of the hull on the roof of the vehicle, the weapon system features small bullet-proof observation windows on all sides to increase visibility.

The turret also has three manual / automatic smoke grenade launchers.

Observation systems aboard Alligator armoured vehicle

Situational awareness cameras aboard the vehicle provide driver with all-round 360° area coverage. Interchangeable periscopes allow the driver and vehicle commander to observe and engage targets.

A thermal imaging sight improves the driver’s field of view in night conditions.

Protection capabilities of the tactical armoured vehicle

Designed in accordance with armour level STANAG 4569 Level 4, the Alligator tactical vehicle offers enhanced protection against small arms with 14.5mm x 14mm ammunition. It can withstand a blast of up to 10kg TNT of improvised explosive devices (IED) and mines.

"Unveiled in June 2016, the vehicle is equipped with advanced protection systems and offers infantry units with greater survivability on the battlefield."

Self-defence for the crew is provided by the on-board automatic GALIX self-defence systems. Survivability can be further improved with the addition of ceramic or composite plates.

The vehicle can be optionally fitted with a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) air filtration system to protect crew members under contaminated environmental conditions.

Alligator armoured vehicle engine and mobility

The Alligator armoured fighting vehicle is powered by a Cummins ISL 400, 8.9l, six-cylinder in-line, turbocharged diesel engine, coupled to an Allison 3200SP six-speed automatic transmission system. The engine has a power rating of 400hp and develops a torque of 1,200lb-ft.

The vehicle carries two fuel tanks with a capacity of 200l each and has the ability to operate under different environmental conditions.

It features a central tyre inflation system option, intended to improve drive performance. An amphibious kit is provided optionally and allows for movement in water.

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