Warthog is a modified and better protected version of the Singapore Army Bronco. It is equipped with an upgraded cooling and filtration system, Bowman BCIP 5 communications fit, mine blast protection and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM). Warthog provides Protected Mobility (PM) for Airborne Forces with its protection, firepower and mobility. It will also operate in a Mounted Close Combat (MCC) role and provide support to Dismounted Close Combat (DCC).
The vehicle is able to operate in a range of environments including the Green Zone and desert areas of Afghanistan. Warthog with its associated communications, ECM suite, mine blast protection, load carriage, crew served weapon system and increased tactical mobility & range offers a considerable enhancement to elements of ground manoeuvre capability in Afghanistan.
Used by 16 Air Assault Brigade units during Op Herrick XIII the Warthog provided excellent off road mobility.
All Warthogs are equipped with a crew served weapon system. This provides them with a protected weapon station from which the commander will be able to quickly deliver fire on either the 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) or 0.5 Calibre Heavy Machine Gun (HMG). The mount allows accurate, suppressive fire out to 1000m allowing for effective self defence or the provision of fire support when required.
Warthog has been designed to be easily moved by air, sea, rail, road and landing craft. When operating it has the ability to cover some of the most demanding types of ground.
Crew: Front 3, Rear 8
Overall Length: 8.9m
Max Speed: 60Kph
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