Supashock’s advanced military suspension has been displayed at the Land Force 2018 defence exhibition, as one of the features of Rheinmetall’s latest Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).
Supashock’s damper system has been developed to withstand extreme amounts of force, as would be encountered with IED/mine threats or heavy landings while traversing undulating terrain.
Specifically, the bump stops have been engineered to dissipate intense shocks, while another key benefits of the system is its ability to pre-load the tracks, significantly enhancing vehicle mobility and operator safety.
The Lynx KF41 is equipped with other advanced military technology, including a ballistic armour package can protect against anti-tank weapons, medium calibre ammunition, artillery shrapnel and bomblets in addition to a mine and IED package. An active defence system is also available.
The 1,100 horsepower engine offers a top speed of 70km/h and an operational range of 500 kilometres.
The range of sensors available can include the Stabilised Electro Optical Sight System (SEOSS) that includes a stabilised digital TV and IR optic and laser ranger finder with a fire control unit for gunner and commander. Rheinmetall also offers is Acoustic Shooter Localisation Systems (ASLS).