AR­MOURED FIGHT­ING VE­HI­CLE

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The Sin­ga­pore Armed Forces seem to be quite good at build­ing tanks but less so when it comes to nam­ing them.

The epic piece of de­sign you see here is what the next gen­er­a­tion of tank looks like. It’s named the Ar­moured Fight­ing Ve­hi­cle (AFV) which is on the nose if we’re be­ing hon­est but a bit like Fer­rari re­leas­ing its lat­est de­sign and then nam­ing it ‘car’.

The AFV can be op­er­ated by a team of three, though its tur­ret can be op­er­ated re­motely. For added safety, the AFV is a com­pletely closed unit. This makes it much safer for the crew when it’s bom­barded by small arms but trick­ier to see out of.

To over­come this prob­lem, the com­man­der get a 360-de­gree view that’s com­pletely sep­a­rated from the tur­ret. The gun­ner gets his own unique view, along with sta­bil­is­ing tech­nol­ogy.

It’s a sprightly thing as well, with a max­i­mum speed of 70km/h and an oper­at­ing range of 500km.

Will it be built?

The AFV will start its ser­vice in 2019.

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