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.
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
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Can conduct reconnaissance / scout missions to assess threat levels, enemy strength, et al - typically through lightweight design.
Special purpose design developed to accomplish an equally-special battlefield role or roles.
Vehicle utilizes a track-and-wheel arrangement to provide enhanced cross-country travel capability.
System can enter and traverse open water sources - either rivers, lakes, and streams; Amphibious Assault operation support.
Design includes such features as a track-link system or high ground clearance to better traverse offroad.
Vehicle's proven running gear and overall makeup lends itself well to fulfill other battlefield roles by way of specialized designs.
24.0 ft 7.32 m
11.0 ft 3.35 m
7.4 ft 2.255 m
26,500 lb 12,020 kg
13.2 tons LIGHT
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base BOZENA 5 production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
1 x TATRA 8-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel-fueled air-cooled engine developing 228 horsepower driving track-and-wheel arrangement.
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