Streit Group, the world’s largest privately-owned vehicle armouring company unveils a new 8×8 amphibious armored vehicle dubbed Salamander AFSV at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Salamander AFSV 8×8 Armored vehicle can be deployed for various missions, peace keeping operations and convoy escort. Impressive power and handling makes the SALAMANDER-8×8 equally suited to urban and off-road deployment. The vehicle is designed to carry passengers and cargo on hard-surface roads, dirt tracks, off road and cross wet gaps.
The design of the Salamander is very unique with the crew, troop’s compartment and engine at the rear with a low profile silhouette. There is two large bulletproof windows at the front. The troops can enter and leave the vehicle from one door located on each side of the hull. The Salamander is motorized with a Kamaz 8.9 Turbo Diesel engine coupled to a 8 speed manual transmission. This vehicle is fully amphibious and propelled in the water at a maximum speed of 10 km/h by a single water jet mounted at the rear of the hull.
The Salamander has a crew of two and the rear part of the hull can accommodate 8 troops. The roof of the vehicle can be fitted with different type of weapon station. The vehicle showed at IDEX was fitted with one remotely operated weapon station armed with one 7.62mm machine gun. The Salamander can be protected up to Level 3 STANAG 4569 to provide protection against firing of small arms 7.62mm caliber at a range of 30m and blast of 8 kg mine explosion under the wheels and the body of the vehicle (mines protected front (STANAG Level 3) and back (STANAG Level 2)) .