Friday, May 21, 2010

Jordan: Saxon KADDB light wheeled personnel carrier

Posted by newsonline at 8:23 AM 0 Comments

Saxon is a wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) capable of travelling across rough terrain and fording water obstacles up to 90cm depth. The vehicle has excellent battlefield mobility and is extremely versatile.

The Saxon was manufactured by GKN Defence and the first units for the British Army were delivered in late 1983. During the Special Operations Forces Exhibition, SOFEX 2010, KADDB presented an upgraded version of the Saxon. The vehicle was intially developped bu UK to regular infantry units and formations. The Saxon is intended to carry ten soldiers including driver and commander. KADDB has been working to transfer the steering system and all related sub-system (brake and diesel pedals, parking brake, and dash board) from the right hand side to the left hand side to be suitable for JAF (Jordanian Armed Forces) use and to meet the Jordanian traffic.

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