Hellenic Army | In Germany for the M1117 Guardian
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Published on 09/11/2021 at 13:42

As reported on Thursday by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command of the US Army, Hellenic Army officials have travelled to Kaiserslautern, Germany to get to know more about the armoured M1117 Guardian vehicles, which will soon be procured by the Hellenic Army. 

It is recalled that the Hellenic Army is going to procure about 1200 M1117 Guardian as Excess Defence Articles (EDA) from the US Army at a fairly low price.

M1117 Guardian Technical characteristics:

  • Weight: 13,410 kg
  • Length: 6 meters
  • Width: 2.56 meters
  • Height: 2.6 meters
  • Engine: Cummins 6CTA8.3, 280 hp
  • Autonomy: 644 km at a speed of 64 km/h
  • Maximum speed: 110 km/hour

Also read: ASV M1117 Guardian | Possibly delivered before the end of 2020 – VIDEO

The vehicle ​​is capable of fording 1.5 m depths of water, climbing gradients of 60%, negotiating 30% side slope and overcoming obstacles of five feet (1.6m). In addition, the vehicle is resistant to landmines weighing up to 5 kg as well as fragments of 155 mm artillery shells that explode 15 meters above the vehicle. 

Regarding its armament, it is expected to be equipped with a 40 mm Mk 19 machine gun and grenade launcher. It is worth noting that reports indicate that the M1117 Guardian may strengthen the mission of the Greek Special Forces in Mali.

Also read: DEFEA 2021 | US Army vehicles – VIDEO





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