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Unmanned Remote-Controlled De-Mining Vehicle

Slovakia | 2009

"The BOZENA 5 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle is used in the de-mining role in both contested and uncontested environments."

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The BOZENA 5 is a Slovak Republic-originated de-mining vehicle is used as a counter to Anti-Vehicle (AV) and Anti-Personnel (AP) mines. It is operated by a two-person crew via remote-control (special training is required), keeping the operators at a safe distance from the danger zone. Weighing around 10,000kg, the vehicle can be carried on the back of a light-class low-bed trailer (PM-180) or similar tow system / arrangement and its relatively compact size makes it air-transportable in the hold of a Lockheed C-130 "Hercules" tactical transport or similar fixed-wing aircraft.

The BOZENA 5 de-miner is marketed with qualities such as ease-of-operation, ease-of-maintenance, and good general survivability against AV/AP mines - though it is more susceptible to structural damage in the former and lesser so in the latter.

The vehicle's general arrangement sees three roadwheels fitted to each hull side and wrapped with a thin, detachable track-link system. The de-mining component is set ahead of the vehicle and includes flail equipment to detonate hidden / buried mines though the vehicle can be outfitted with other equipment types as needed. A hydraulic winch is provided for self-recovery. The vehicle can traverse dense vegetation, terrain angles of 30-degrees, ford water depths of 2.5 feet, and reach road speeds of 5.5 miles-per-hour. The transmitting equipment has a maximum range out to 3 miles.

Power is from a TATRA 8-cylidner, 4-stroke, diesel-fueled, air-cooled engine of 228 horsepower output. A turbocharged diesel variant of 362 horsepower is also available. Hydraulic components are provided by Bosch-Rexroth.

Dimensions of the vehicle include a running length of 23.95 feet (with de-mining component attached), a weight of 10.99 meters, and a height of 7.38 meters.

Operators of the BOZENA 5 system range from Albania and Angola to Sudan and Thailand. The vehicles are produced by the Slovak Republic under the WAY Industry brand label.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the BOZENA 5 Unmanned Remote-Controlled De-Mining Vehicle.
1 x TATRA 8-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel-fueled air-cooled engine developing 228 horsepower driving track-and-wheel arrangement.
Installed Power
5 mph
9 kph
Road Speed
3 miles
5 km
The physical qualities of the BOZENA 5 Unmanned Remote-Controlled De-Mining Vehicle.
24.0 ft
7.32 meters
O/A Length
11.0 ft
3.35 meters
O/A Width
7.4 ft
2.255 meters
O/A Height
26,500 lb
12,020 kg | 13.2 tons
Notable series variants as part of the BOZENA 5 family line.
BOZENA 5 - Base Series Name.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the BOZENA 5. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 50 Units

Contractor(s): WAY Industries - Slovakia
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[ Afghanistan; Albania; Angola; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Cambodia; Canada; Colombia; Croatia; Chile; Czech Republic (Czechia); Eritrea; Ethiopia; Iraq; Kenya; Kosovo; Lebanon; Netherlands; Niger; Poland; Slovakia; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Thailand ]
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Image of the BOZENA 5
Image from the Czech Republic Ministry of Defense; Public Release.

Design Qualities
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