Excalibur Army revealed new video about its Patriot II 4×4 protected mobility vehicle. The Patriot II was developed as a collaboration between H Cegielski-Pozna? SA and Tatra Defence Vehicles. It was first publicly displayed at IDET 2019 and is an upgraded variant of the Patriot 4×4 Medium Armoured Tactical Multi-Mission Vehicle that was originally shown at MSPO 2017 under the name ‘Husar 4×4’. PATRIOT can be produced as a multi-purpose tactical vehicle in configurations suitable for artillery support, general military reconnaissance, command and staff, chemical medevac and other. The PATRIOT II is a development of the first generation of PATRIOT vehicle that was produced in 2018. Incorporating several new features, especially a prolonged cabin with more space for troops and equipment.
The 4×4 Protected Mobility Vehicle is a protected mobility vehicle that can carry eight personnel – driver, commander, and six dismounts – although the manufacturer said other vehicle configurations are possible. It is based upon the Tatra Force 4×4 chassis, composed of a central backbone tube and independent swinging air-suspended half-axles. This arrangement avoids excess bending stresses on the chassis and improves tyre-to-ground contact. The vehicle employs a 4×4 chassis using the unique TATRA Concept – a central backbone tube and swinging half-axles, which features outstanding driving capabilities, primarily off-road mobility, and constant payload capacity independent on the character of operating conditions (paved roads – off road conditions). The air suspension system makes it possible for the driver to increase the clearance by 70 mm or lower the max height by 100 mm on the go.
The PATRIOT vehicles have been designed as a medium-class armored wheeled combat vehicles with remote controlled weapon station equipped with gun mounts, carrying potentially up to 20 mm RCWS, 7.62, 12.7 or 14.5 mm calibre machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, and anti-tank weapon systems. Thanks to versatile platform vehicles mission kits can be modified as per customer requests. Due to A/C and NBC filtration system there is a high level of comfort and safety for crew. The cabin and the engine are also equipped by fire-extinguishing system and self-cooled system. Armored hull for the crew is based on a proven solution called „Kitted Hull Concept“ and has been designed and tested to withstand ballistic threat equivalent to Level 2, 3 or 4 and mine threat at Level 2a/2b or 3a/3b (optional level) according to STANAG 4569.