|Manufacturer:||Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd - ST Engineering|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Infantry fighting vehicle|
The Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) will be the mainstay of the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) mechanised forces, operating alongside the Bionix 2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, to fulfil the SAF's operational requirements.
The NG-AFV is a result of a close cooperation between the SAF, DSTA (Defense Science and Technology Agency), and ST Kinetics of Singapore as the manufacturer.
The next generation of AFV is bigger than the current Bionix 2 which is in services with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to offer more comfort the crew and for additional electronics in the future.
Initiated in 2006 to replace the ageing ULTRA M113 AFV which has been in service since the early 70s, the delivery of the Next Generation AFV will begin in 2019.
The AFV provides a protection Level 4 STANAG 4569 which offers a ballistic protection against firing of small arms 14.5mm caliber. The floor of the vehicle is also protected from mine blast.
The AFV is motorized with an 700 hp engine. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 70 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 500 km.
The AFV is fitted with a Remote Controlled Weapon System armed with a 300 Bushmaster automatic cannon. A 7.62mm machine gun is mounted to the left of the main armament. The gunner is equipped with stabilized weapon sight, laser rangefinder, day and thermal camera. The commander has its own panoramic sight which can turn independently from the turret.