EXV-1™ ULTRA-LIGHT STEALTH UTILITY VEHICLE, USA
The eXV-1™ is a highly manoeuvrable and transportable state-of-the-art, 4x4 ultralight mission vehicle that was designed and developed by MILSPRAY for special operating forces. The vehicle offers enhanced endurance parameters, increased protection and enemy detection avoidance capabilities. The MILSPRAY eXV-1 is operationally configured for C-130, V-22 and CH-47 aircraft and is air droppable. MILSPRAY will introduce the eXV-1 to the international market place at the International Armoured Vehicle (IAV) conference and exhibition to be held in London between January 25 and 26, 2015. MILSPRAY engineers have already presented briefings and information to the US and international military forces.
The eXV-1 is protected by a lightweight, laboratory and field-tested composite armour. The vehicle accommodates four personnel with full equipment and offers ballistic protection for critical com- ponents and occupants. The vehicle can be configured as a two-person utility cargo vehicle. Customers can also configure the vehicle according to their mission-specific requirements.
The eXV-1 is currently fitted with an overhead weapons mount and one swingarm universal weapons mount. The weapon mounts can be fitted for mission-specific operations weapon systems and can be outfitted with additional weapon mounts.
The vehicle is powered by 160 kW peak power electric motor coupled with highperformance lithium-polymer batteries. The batteries are externally rechargeable with 120V AC (15A) or 240V AC (30A) outlet. The electric drive propulsion generates lower acoustic and thermal signatures than an internal combustion engine, which vastly reduces the signature of the vehicle while providing a greater level of security to the occupants.
The eXV-1 has a maximum speed of 96.5 kmph and elevation operating range of up to 10,000 ft. It is fitted with four 26-inch run-flat bead-lock tires. An adjustable double-A arm independent suspension on all the four wheels ensures a ground clearance of 10 inches and mobility on the most demanding terrains. The vehicle also features fording capability for operations over water bodies and can be fitted with infrared lights for night driving.