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Enigma
Type Armored personnel carrier
Place of origin UAE
Production history
Designer Emirates Defense Technology
Manufacturer Emirates Defense Technology
Produced 2015
Specifications
Weight 8.4 tonnes (8.3 long tons; 9.3 short tons)
Length 8.4 metres (28 ft)
Width 2.9 metres (9 ft 6 in)
Crew 3 crew +(8 passenger)

Primary
armament
1 x 100-mm, 1 x 30-mm
Secondary
armament
1* 7.62 mm
Engine Caterpiller
710 hp
Suspension wheeled 8×8
Operational
range
1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
Speed 130 kilometres (81 mi)/h

The Enigma 8*8 wheeled amphibious Armored personnel carrier was developed by Emirates Defense Technology in UAE. It was revealed for first time at IDEX 2015.

Design

The driver sits at the front-left side with the engine to his right. The turret is in the middle, and the passenger compartment, which accommodates 8 soldiers with their gear, is located at the rear. Soldiers enter and leave the vehicle via the powered rear door and roof hatches. Air-conditioning has been added for the comfort of crew and passengers.

Weapons

The Enigma is fitted with a turret including a Russian BMP-3 with 100-mm cannon, coaxial 30 mm machine gun, coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun, and smoke grenade launchers. The 100 mm Cannon auto loader is able to fire 10 rounds per minute, firing HE-FRAG projectiles beside ordinary and laser-guided anti-tank ammunition. It can launch laser-guided missiles in the same manner as ordinary rounds.

The 30 mm gun machine is used against ground and low flying air targets, with a range of 2 km against ground targets and 4 km against helicopters. Other proposed versions include a fire support vehicle (FSV) with a 155 mm howitzer, and an Air defense vehicle fitted with auto cannons.

protection

Enigma front arc is withstands against 30 mm armor-piercing rounds while other parts of the vehicle resists against 14,5mm armor-piercing rounds. Additional applique armor can be fitted according to customer requirements. Vehicle has V shape hull to resist mines, EAD explosions and for tires feature a "run-flat"capability. Engima has been provided with a battlefield management system (BMS),active defense suit,periscopes, local cameras,and NBC protection kit.

Engine

The Enigma is powered by a Caterpillar turbocharged diesel engine, developing 711 hp. On paved streets the Enigma can reach 130 km/h. The vehicle has an all-wheel steering capability. On the water, the Enigma uses 2 propellers fixed to the rear of the hull.

variants

  • Enigma AMFV - Base series Designation.
  • Enigma IFV -Infantry fitting Vehicle.
  • Enigma air defense variant.
  • Enigma CCV-command & control Vehicle.
  • Enigma - Fire support Vehicle, fitting with BAE systems M777 light weight howitzer (155mm caliber) .

References



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