A battery-powered variant of the armoured combat vehicle known as the Bushmaster, which is used by the Australian Army, was just made public.
According to the presentation that was given about it at the Chief of Amy Symposium that just took place in Adelaide, the four-wheel-drive armoured vehicle has two hybrid electric drives that are capable of producing 140 kilowatts and 480 nanometers of continuous torque.
The present diesel engine in the car has the capability of extending the vehicle’s range in addition to producing 400 kilowatts of electricity.
According to the Australian assistant defence minister, Matt Thistlethwaite, the new Bushmaster is essential to the Army’s attempts to prepare for the future.
He explained that the electric automobile is far quieter than its equivalents that are powered by petroleum, which makes it advantageous for use on the battlefield.
Thistlethwaite stated in a press release that “We have seen excellent success with Australian designed and constructed vehicles keeping soldiers safe under fire and the new [Bushmaster] is the next innovative level in that heritage.”
The acquisition of hybrid electric vehicles is a primary objective for both the Australian government and the Australian Defense Force.
According to Thistlethwaite, the deployment of contemporary weaponry and technology is required in order to provide assistance to ground soldiers.
Thales has developed a 15-ton armoured vehicle known as the Bushmaster. It comes in a variety of configurations, including troop transport, command, patrol, support, weapons deployment, and ambulance.
According to the manufacturer, it can shield up to ten people from blasts and gunshots.
The Bushmaster has a range of up to 300 kilometres and can keep a silent watch for up to 24 to 36 hours using only the power from its battery.