h/t to CJ for video and text below:Straits Times said:Sep 2, 2009 - The Terrex... can roar across rugged terrain at a top speed of 105 kmh. Also at home in water, it weighs 26 tonnes and can carry 13 soldiers. The Singapore Armed Forces will buy 45 of these for its three combined arms divisions, and troops will start training on them in February. The vehicle is the result of a two-year partnership between the army, defence company Singapore Technologies Kinetics and the Defence Science & Technology Agency.
The Terrex takes foot soldiers away from being moved in lumbering, canvas-topped three-tonners, which are less mobile and still require troops to hotfoot it, sometimes for hours, to get to their destinations... But it is more than just a 'taxi'. Its electronic brain shows troops what is up ahead: On secure touch-screens, soldiers are given updates on troop positions - friendly ones marked in blue and hostile ones in red - in near real-time.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEpEkcHCJ8k]Singapore Army's Terrex [/ame]
First view of a Singapore Army Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle demonstrating its Battlefield Management System (BMS), which improves the situational awareness of the embarked infantry especially during closed hatch operations. The 8-wheeled armoured vehicle and its BMS were developed in Singapore by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) and defence contractor, Singapore Technologies Kinetics.
Note the onboard cameras which pipe images of the outside world to the colour display in the troop compartment. The gunner (seated, left, up front) shares the same view as the screen in the troop compartment.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5VgJeibTY]Terrex simulated engagement[/ame]
In the above video, the vehicle is simulating an overwatch of an enemy-held built-up area. [Yes, they are speaking English]
The Terrex was unveiled in Singapore on 3 September 2009 at the Army Open House, organised by the Singapore Combat Engineers.
Notes: These videos and text are also posted in the Gen. Casey Jr. visits Singapore Picture thread.