Mitsubishi Tracked Amphibious vehicle MAST Asia 2017 Japan 11206171

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MAST Asia 2017 Online Show Daily - Mitsubishi Hevay Industries
 
 
 
MAST Asia 2017: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries unveils new tracked amphibious vehicle
 
At MAST Asia 2017, the Defense Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries presents a demonstrator scale model of its new tracked amphibious vehicle fully designed by the Japanese Company. Mitsubishi expects to offer this project to the Japanese Defense Forces as next generation of amphibious vehicle.
     
At MAST 2017, the Defense Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries presents a demonstrator scale model of its new tracked amphibious vehicle fully designed by the Japanese Company. Mitsubishi expects to offer this project to the Japanese Defense Forces as next generation of amphibious vehicle. Scale model Mitsubishi tracked amphibious vehicle in land operation mode at MAST Asia 2017, the Defense Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan
     
The Japanese defense forces is on the way to create a new Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade by the spring 2017. “The initial size of the brigade will be around 2,000 troops, but this is slated to increase to 3,000 once the force becomes fully operational sometime in 2018.
 
 

The amphibious capabilities of the Mitsubishi Amphibious vehicle have already tested with a demonstrator. All the components of the vehicle including the hull, engine, engine, suspension and water jet are fully designed and developed by Mitsubishi.

The Mitsubishi Amphibious vehicle will offer more capabilities in terms of protection, speed and mobility compared to the American AAV7. The vehicle can be used for sea and land operations.
     
At MAST 2017, the Defense Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries presents a demonstrator scale model of its new tracked amphibious vehicle fully designed by the Japanese Company. Mitsubishi expects to offer this project to the Japanese Defense Forces as next generation of amphibious vehicle. Scale model Mitsubishi tracked amphibious vehicle in sea operation mode at MAST Asia 2017, the Defense Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan
     

According an interview with Mitsubishi representative at MAST 2017, the hull of Mistubishi Amphibious Vehicle protects the crew from firing of small arms fire and shell splinters. There is a crew of three at the at the front of the hull with two single-piece hatch cover that opens to the rear and three day vision blocks for all-round observation. The Mitsubishi Amphibious vehicle is powered by a turbo-charged Diesel engine of 2,206 kW mounted in the center of the vehicle. The rear part of the vehicle can carry a total of 15 military personnel.

The Mitsubishi vehicle is fully amphibious without preparation, being propelled in the water by two water-jets which are mounted in the center side of the hull at the rear. Similar water jet technology is used on the Hayabusa class guided missile patrol boats powered by 3-axis gas turbine propulsion system. It consists of three LM500-G07 gas turbine engines driving three water jets.

The integrated arm hydro-pneumatic suspension either side consists of six road wheels with drive sprocket at the front, idler at the rear, and three track return rollers. To reduce the drag, the tracks can be hydraulically lowered during water operations.
 

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