The ACV-19 (Armoured Combat Vehicle) is the general name for 15-19 ton weight class, modern high performance vehicles derived from the highly successful FNSS ACV. These vehicles have proven themselves with numerous armies worldwide. The ACV-19 offers the latest developments in high value vehicle performance for internal volume and payload but maintains the advantages of commonality with the ACV family of vehicles.
The differences between the ACV-15 and the ACV-19 consist primarily of a longer, stretched hull with 6 road wheels, heavy duty final drives, and suspensions. The ACV-19 offers more volume under armour and more payload capacity than the ACV-15. Consequently, the ACV-19 chassis can support heavier payloads such as larger turrets without compromising the mobility offered by the ACV-15. Additionally, the 90% spare part commonality among ACV-19s and ACV-15s makes maintenance more convenient for users of both variants.
The ACV-19 chassis are provided with a unique, space laminated armour system combining steel and aluminium technology to provide a high level of armour protection against direct kinetic energy threats. The hull provides protection against mines as well.
The vehicle is upgradeable thanks to its growth potential and its configuration can be tailored in accordance with user requirements into a true family of vehicles that can be utilized as cavalry, infantry, MBT’s support vehicles and artillery.