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Streit Group Spartan


Armored Car / Security Vehicle (2007)


Land Systems / Battlefield

A joint-development between Canada and Ukraine, the Spartan APC has seen adoption by a few global forces.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/24/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
The Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) still maintains a focal point of any land service the world over. The STREIT Group "Spartan", developed by STREIT Group of Canada, is one such entry, built atop a formula based on modern battlefield concepts. The vehicle has seen modest exposure around the globe, counting uses in Argentina (national police), Bangladesh (border guard), Libya (capital security), Kurdistan, Nigeria, Oman (police), Tunisia (national guard and police), and Ukraine (national guard and Army). For Ukraine, it has seen combat service in the country's ongoing war with Russia - the War in Donbass (indeed, the vehicle is produced, under license, through Ukraine's KrAZ concern). It has also been fielded during the Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017).

The vehicle sits atop a reinforced suspension system (the chassis born from the Ford F550 heavy-duty pickup truck) with oversized roadwheels and excellent ground clearance. Dimensions include a running length of 6 meters with a width of 2.4 meters and a height of 2.3 meters. A typical operating crew is two including the driver, who sits at front-left. An additional six passengers can be housed. Over the roof of the hull can be fitted an optional armed turret emplacement which can field variable armament including machine guns, grenade launchers, and compact missiles. Beyond this is an optional unmanned Remote Weapon Station (RWS) controlled by operators within the vehicle.

Internally, the vehicle is powered by a Ford V8 6.7L "Scorpion" turbo-diesel unit housed in the bow. This system offers 300-to-400 horsepower at 2,800rpm and can drive the truck to road speeds of 68 miles-per-hour. Range is limited to the 68 (US) gallon fuel store. The engine is mated to an automatic, electronically-controlled transmission system and four-wheel drive is standard.

Armor protection is against small arms fire and artillery spray through the welded steel body construction. Bullet resistant windows and firing ports also protect the vehicle from direct infantry assaults. Wheels are of a "run-flat" design.

An unmanned version of this truck was showcased at Arms and Security 2016 in Kyiv.

Specifications



Service Year
2007

Origin
Canada national flag graphic
Canada

Status
ACTIVE
In Limited Service.
Crew
2
CREWMEN
Production
500
UNITS


Streit Group - Canada / KrAZ - Ukraine (under license)
National flag of Argentina National flag of Bangladesh National flag of Libya National flag of Nigeria National flag of Oman National flag of Tunisia National flag of Ukraine Argentina; Bangladesh; Kurdistan; Libya; Nigeria; Oman; Tunisia; Ukraine
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Infantry Support
Support allied ground forces through weapons, inherent capabilities, and / or onboard systems.
Armored Car
Design, of typically lightweight nature, providing onroad/offroad capabilities for the scouting or general security roles.
MRAP
Designed to withstand attacks from mines and ambushes through specialized design and survivability features.
Reconaissance
Can conduct reconnaissance / scout missions to assess threat levels, enemy strength, et al - typically through lightweight design.


Wheeled Arrangement
Wheeled arrangement gives this system an inherent road-running capability, enhancing mobility.
Primary Turret
A modern tank quality, this vehicle sports its main armament in a single turret.
Remote Weapon Station (RWS)
Vehicle supports a remote-operated weapons station, reducing crew exposure to outside dangers.
Traversable Main Armament
Armament is situated in a traversing component, allowing for all-around engagement of enemy threats.
Cross-Country Capability
Design includes such features as a track-link system or high ground clearance to better traverse offroad.
Nightvision
Crew has access to night-vision equipment, allowing for low-light or night time operations.
Anti-Aircraft / Air-Defense Capable
System is given an anti-aircraft defense component to protect itself from low-flying aerial threats at range.
Anti-Tank Capable
Onboard solution provides ability to neutralize armored or fortified targets at range through missile or penetrating ballistic weapons.
Anti-Infantry
Vehicle features an in-built anti-infantry capability for local defense of the vehicle or general troop suppression.
Troop Carrier
Vehicle (or its variants) has an inherent troop-carrying capability, providing protected cover for embarked allies in contested areas.
Gun Ports
Vehicle allows occupants to engage outside targets from within the confines (and safety) of the vehicle.
Remote Weapons Station
Vehicle supports an unmanned weapons station controlled remotely from within the safety of the vehicle.
Versatility
Vehicle's proven running gear and overall makeup lends itself well to fulfill other battlefield roles by way of specialized designs.


Powerplant: 1 x Ford Scorpion 6.7L V8 turbocharged diesel-fueled engine developing 400 horsepower at 2,800rpm.
Transmission: 1 x Automatic, electronically-controlled gearbox offering four-wheel drive.
Speed
68.4 mph
(110.0 kph)
Range
403.9 mi
(650.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Streit Group Spartan production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
VARIABLE: Optional turret fitted to hull roof supporting various armament including 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns, short-ranged Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launchers, Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) launchers, and Automatic Grenade Launchers (AGLs).

Also personal weapons carried by the crew.


Supported Types


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Graphical image of infantry-level automatic grenade launcher
Graphical image of the M3 Grease Gun submachine gun


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Dependent upon ammunition fit.


Spartan - Base Armored Personnel Carrier form.


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