CTruk (based in Brightlingsea, Essex) has recently unveiled it’s THOR demonstrator which seems to be competing with the CB90. It is a great example, where commercial platforms can be extended to provide interesting military capabilities.
What is particularly interesting is the portability of the platform, it fits inside a A400M, slung under a Chinook and what I find exciting is that it is expected that the T26 could carry two of them in it’s mission bay.
It can be configured for Force Protection, Troop Transport and Riverine roles.
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More information on Janes:[browser-shot width=”550″ url=”http://www.janes.com/article/25413/thor-demonstrator-vessel-unveiled-by-ctruk”]
As I’ve stated on other posts I think as part of the SDSR 2015 the UK should review it’s amphibious assault / littoral sea control requirements and approach – I see equipment such as this being key to delivering future capabilities.
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C-Truck get a nod in this post[browser-shot width=”600″ url=”https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/08/innovation-in-the-littoral/”]