posted Aug 13, 2014, 8:36 PM by Thor Fornica
updated Aug 13, 2014, 9:21 PM
HDT Storm is a multi-purpose search and rescue tactical vehicle (SRTV) designed and manufactured by HDT Global, for the US Air Force. HDT builds lightweight tactical specialty vehicles used by military personnel requiring superior performance, extended maneuverability and versatility.
Mission capabilities can be expanded with the used of these vehicles, when compared to routine tasks generally accomplished using conventional vehicles.
The HDT Storm SRTV, developed in conjunction with Special Operations Forces, is a highly mobile light-weight tactical vehicle that facilitates mission success in austere environments and that answers the previously unmet challenges these warfighters face.
The Storm SRTV ensures mission range, provides multi-role configurations, and can be transported internally by M/HC-130P/N/J, C-130/C-130J, KC-130J and C-17 fixed- wing aircraft as well as the CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters.
To further enhance mission capability, the vehicle can drive on and drive off these aircraft without shoring and can be deployed through low velocity aerial delivery or JPADS methods.
- The high performance mid-engine design with high horsepower (430 hp) provides ultimate performance, maneuverability and versatility
- Long travel suspension and optimized approach and departure angles
- Carries up to three litters, in rollover protection system (ROP), without modifications, while still maintaining 360° of weapon field of fire
- Cutting brakes allow U-turns on steep hills within the length and width of the vehicle and allow high speed J-turns
- Has a 20' (6.1 m) turning diameter curb to curb
- Performs at 10,000' (3048 m) above mean sea level with higher horsepower levels than competitive vehicles offer at sea level
- Can traverse terrain considered impassable to conventional vehicles, including vertical rock terrain
- Rollover safety for all occupants without limiting mission operational performance
- Extreme maneuverability in rugged environments
- Rapid evasive maneuverability in confined spaces
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