Supacat and AM General Unveil HMT Extenda MK2 with 105mm Light Weight Gun
Supacat and AM General Unveil HMT Extenda MK2 with 105mm Light Weight Gun

Supacat and AM General Unveil HMT Extenda MK2 with 105mm Light Weight Gun

World renowned manufacturer of light tactical vehicles is returning to the Eurosatory 2022 D&S International Exhibition and partnering with global mobility solutions provider, AM General. This year, Supacat and AM General will showcase the versatility of Supacat light tactical vehicle and Soft Recoil Technology. The exposition will take place in Paris, France, June 13-17, 2022, Hall 5, Booth #B397 – U.S. Pavilion. The joint collaboration is excited to feature products demonstrating its commitment to leading the industry with continuous transformation, both meeting and exceeding the current and future demands of the modern battlefield. Supacat and AM General representatives will be available to discuss not only the innovative vehicles on display, but also the wide variety of mobility solutions in their product portfolio.

Supacat HMT Extenda MK2 with 105mm Light Weight Gunn
Supacat HMT Extenda MK2 with 105mm Light Weight Gun(Photo by Supacat)

“It’s exciting to be back in Paris after a four-year hiatus. Eurosatory provides us a great opportunity to engage with global customers and display our innovative solutions based on their unique requirements,” said Jim Cannon, AM General President and CEO. “Industry collaborations have led to the HUMVEE Saber Reinforced Security Concept and the Supacat 105mm HMT Extenda Mk2 concept, two examples of how breakthrough technology can be further customized and enhanced.”

Supacat HMT Extenda MK2 with 105mm Light Weight Gun (Photo by Supacat)

Supacat have teamed up with AM General and Madus Technology displaying the versatility of Soft Recoil Technology (SRT), which is currently undergoing characterization tests by the U.S. Army and can be integrated into existing weapons systems and mounted on indigenous vehicles. The HMT Extenda Mk2 upfitted with a 105mm light weight gun containing SRT, transforming the vehicle into a more lethal mobile weapons system. The HMT Extenda MK2 is a light tactical vehicle that can be simply and easily integrated with equipment, which provides protection for the crew and vehicle in a variety of theatres. Mounting the 105mm gun with SRT onto the vehicle allows for “shoot and scoot” capability – it can quickly deploy, fire, and displace, increasing survivability from counter battery fire.

Supacat HMT Extenda MK2 with 105mm Light Weight Gun (Photo by Supacat)

The HMT Extenda MK2 showcases the flexibility of the AM General /Mandus SRT and its ability to convert existing light vehicle platforms into self-propelled howitzer systems. Phil Applegarth, Director of Supacat explains, “the integration of the 105mm Light Gun Barrel and the AM General and Mandus Soft Recoil System onto the Supacat HMT Extenda Mk2 connverts the platform into a long-range artillery vehicle, providing enhanced mobility, avoiding static positions, and enticing counter fire. The ability to fire and manoeuvre without pulling a trailer exists with Soft Recoil Technology, protecting both the crew and vehicle – this is why we are working with this technology. Protecting lives is at the heart of everything we do.”