Singapore wheeled armored personnel carrier Terrex, began tests within applets Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC), the result of which is planned to buy about 579 armored vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps.
The program IFAs current time for the Commission anticipates the purchase of 579 «average» amphibious armored 8×8 with the achievement of the initial stage of operational readiness in 2018.
It is understood that each battalion of marines MPC machines will be equipped with one company, reports Military Informer.
It must be emphasized that the programm MPC is not another, and complementary to purchase programm promising amphibious combat vehicle Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), and after the cancellation of the last — the highest return for promising programmke EFV amphibious tracked armored Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), intended for spoofing now operated floating tracked APCs AAV.
Terrex — Singapore wheeled APCs involved in the competition for the purchase of vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps
Requirements of the ILC to the car IFAs imply enhanced mine protection, combat weight range of 20.4 to 25 tons, the highest speed on the water more than 6 knots, and on land — 65 miles per hour.
Proposed armored company SAIC in partnership with the Singapore ST Kinetics, is adapted version of the BTR TERREX. Terrex — Singaporean modern multipurpose armored combat vehicle. Singapore adopted an army in 2010.
A modified version of Yavuz offered for adopting the Turkish armed forces, but lost tests FNSS Pars. Now about 135 Terrex APCs are in service in Singapore.