The Supercat Coyote tactical support vehicle (TSV light) is based on the HMT 600 6×6 chassis from Supacat and is a larger derivative of the Jackal 2, the two vehicles are designed to be complementary. The extra two wheels give a heavier vehicle approaching 10,500 kg (10.3 long tons) which will act in support of the Jackal 2 and allow transportation of supplies and equipment over similar terrain (the payload for supplies and equipment will be 3,900 kg (3.8 long tons)). The Coyote has been designed to fulfil the role of a light tactical service vehicle. Supercat Coyote Tactical Support Vehicles are a larger 6×6 design with more than 70 ordered as medium load carriers, artillery tractors and a range of other platform variants.
Using the HMT variable height air suspension system, the 600 will match the 400’s impressive cross-country performance yet provides a significant increase in payload. As with its smaller 400 series sister, the 600 can be supplied with an optional mine blast and ballistic protection kit and can be fitted with a variety of mission specific hampers, weapons, communications, ISTAR and force protection equipment to suit a wide range of operational roles.
Developed in the 1990s, Supercat High Mobility Transporter (HMT) range of vehicles builds on the success of Supercat original All Terrain Mobility Platform (ATMP). Now being produced in 4×4, 6×6 and convertible ‘Extenda’ configurations, HMTs have developed a reputation as formidable off-road vehicles and are in use with specialist forces worldwide. The HMT 400, HMT 600 and HMT Extenda platforms provide the base vehicle on which a range of mission or role requirements can be integrated. Since its introduction into service in 2004, the HMT base vehicle has been adapted in various configurations for many specialist roles. There are now close to 1000 in service worldwide. Designed by Supacat, the HMT product is manufactured under licence from Lockheed Martin.