Joint Development KAPLAN MT design architecture comprises advanced ballistic and mine protection with a broad range of fire power, from support of infantry to anti-armor
New generation KAPLAN MT’s precision direct fire capability ensures sufficient lethality coupled with outstanding tactical and strategic mobility. The vehicle’s rear configuration power pack, heavy duty suspension system, double pin tracks and advanced electronic control systems each contribute to ensure freedom of action during expeditionary maneuver.
The vehicle’s new generation engine, coupled with a fully automatic electronic controlled transmission, results in of 20 Hp/ton ratio; depending on the configurable protection system.
KAPLAN MT owes its advanced mobility capability to its 6 wheeled anti-shock suspension system, built on torsion bars with double pinned tracks which provides optimum performance on both urban infrastructure and cross country. The vehicle is fully operable in a broad range of altitude and humidity, and temperatures. (-32°C/+55°C)
The vehicle’s power pack is equipped with capacity cooling pack and fuel tanks. The cooling pack is cooled by an intelligent software driven hydraulic fan for optimum torque extraction and fuel economy, and two separate fuel tanks provide a minimum operating range of 450km. An auxiliary power unit enables turret operation when vehicle engine is not running by charging battery system. Advanced battery monitoring system is also equipped for optimum power management and silent watch capabilities.
KAPLAN MT is fitted with CMI Cockerill® 3105 turret which integrates the Cockerill 105mm high-pressure gun with an advanced autoloader to deliver high lethality at very light weight. The System is designed to deliver a remarkably broad spectrum of operational capability
The vehicle interior is engineered carefully considering crew ergonomics and different tactical and battlefield conditions including driving, firing and ammunition loading and unloading. Special type of driver seat allows the operator to benefit from enhanced field of view and convenient access to dashboard and other driving instruments.
FNSS-PT Pindad Joint Development KAPLAN MT comprises state of the art modern technology platform with superior fire power supported with battlefield management and laser warning systems, providing tactical awareness to the commander. KAPLAN MT provides high ballistic and mine protection compared to its weight class. The tank guarantees the required fire support against battlefield threats with an exceptional speed of response, providing superior survivability and mobility on the battlefield.