DSEI was the public debut of a Warrior IFV fitted with @DefenseSoucy 530mm wide tracks, that had completed an 8,000km/5,000 mile trial. These replaced the legacy Cook Defence Systems TR30 steel tracks.
-Direct weight savings of 1,500 kg (5% GVW reduction).
-Increases vehicle average range 28%.
-Reduces overall noise by 57%.
-Reduces average vibration by 42%.
-Improves Mobility Index by 24%.
-Has a better Vehicle Cone Index.
-Reduced road wheel replacement by 66%.
In the @AustralianArmy context, the M113AS4 was as at capacity for weight growth at introduction to service. Imagine being able to “buy” ~5% capacity by replacing the track!