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HDT Storm Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle SRTV

posted Aug 13, 2014, 8:36 PM by Thor Fornica   [ updated Aug 13, 2014, 9:21 PM ]
The Storm SRTV is powered by a high-performance engine, which produces a power of 430hp and develops a torque of 425ft-lb. The tactical vehicle can attain a maximum speed of 161kmph, and has a range of 563km at a speed of 72kmph
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
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  • 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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The Storm vehicle features long travel suspension and has an approach angle of 74°, a departure angle of 37° and a break over angle of 32°, while the side hill angle is 45°.

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The vehicle can execute missions with higher power output at an altitude of 3,048m above mean sea-level. It can perform evasive manoeuvring in confined spaces and can traverse over impassable terrains including vertical rock faces.

The HDT Storm can drive on and drive off the aircraft without shoring. It can be fielded by low velocity aerial delivery airdrop or Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) systems