The Hellhounds of old stories were powerful pooches that wielded fire and served as harbingers of existence in the wake of death.
Today it’s a pertinent name for a light recon vehicle with a 30mm gun up top and six troopers inside.
Northrop Grumman’s Hellhound, in plain view here at the AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exhibition, keeps on raising eyebrows on the exchange show floor.
The dark black vehicle was divulged the previous fall at the AUSA show in Washington, D.C. Northrop has outlined the Hellhound for the US Army’s light observation vehicle procurement program.
Portability: 250-torque Cummins motor; 6-speed Allison transmission; 18″ front and 20″ back suspension; 4-wheel drive, locking differentials.
Lethality: EOS Technologies R-400 Remote Weapon Station; ATK M230LF 30 mm gun; swing-arm weapon mounts for team
For the squad: 6 team limit with five-point tackles; A/VIC-56 Enhanced Vehicle System; secluded inside for fluctuating missions; 24 USB ports
Northrop has effectively tried Hellhound at Fort Benning, Georgia, and has plans in the coming months to convey the vehicle to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Trooper criticism is craved, Wood said, and regularly prompts outline changes. For instance, Northrop made the five-direct tackle less demanding toward use in the wake of accepting officer protestations.
Jeff Wood, Northrop’s executive of vehicle modernization, portrayed one of his most loved components: an electric engine that can produce 100 kilowatts of force. This force can be utilized for an extensive variety of additional items. For instance, it could control a remote battle station, Wood said.