Husky

Description

Description

The Husky is the first vehicle in the Expedient Route Opening Capability suite of vehicles and equipment, which support the detection, investigation and disposal of buried improvised explosive devices (IED). IEDs became the weapon of choice against Canadian Armed Forces deployed in Afghanistan.

The Expedient Route Opening Capability (EROC) Team is normally comprised of a section of engineers operating two Huskies, a Buffalo and a Cougar. The Husky is used to detect possible threats, the Buffalo is used to investigate what was detected, and the Cougar transports the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operators and their vast array of tools. These vehicles are based on a proven design that offers a high level of crew protection against explosive blast and ballistic threats.

The Husky possesses a landmine overpass capacity and is mounted with a full-width metal detector and a ground penetrating radar (GPR).

Specifications

Specifications

Mounted Detection System

  • Length: 9.72 m (panels deployed) / 8.33 m (panels stowed)
  • Width: 3.29 m
  • Height: 3.55 m
  • Weight: 8437 kg

Mine Detonation Trailers

  • Length: 13.03 m
  • Width: 2.60 m
  • Height: 3.10 m
  • Weight: 22,812 kg

Mobility

  • Solo vehicle speed: 45 m/h
  • Maximum mine sweeping speed: 30 m/h
  • Maximum speed towing mine detonation trailers: 9 m/h
  • Vehicle incline and decline without trailers, with road tires at 41 psi (280 Pa) Maximum gradient, 35" (70%)
  • Vehicle incline and decline with trailers, with overpass tires at 9 psi (60 Pa) Maximum gradient, 11.3" (20%)
  • Fording depth: 23. 6 in. (600 mm)

Fuel

  • Type: JP8 Diesel
  • Capacity: 150 L

Fuel consumption (approximately)

  • Normal travel at 72 km/h: 21.6 L/100 km)
  • Sweeping at 35 km/h: 33.8 L/100 km
  • Proofing at 15 km/h: 90 L/100 km

Capabilities

  • Arctic: No
  • Integrated armour: Yes
  • Ground penetrating radar: 3.293 m wide
  • Metal detector: 2.987 m wide   

Crew

  • Personnel: 1
  • Passengers: 0
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