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United Kingdom : BAE Systems All-Terrain Vehicle Debuting in North America at U.S. National Guard Conference.

BAE Systems Beowulf all-terrain utility vehicle will make its North American debut September 10 at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) symposium in Baltimore, Maryland.

Beowulf is an unarmored variant of the companys BvS10 combat vehicle and is designed to be the successor to the venerable BV206s, which are deployed by the U.S. Army Alaska, the U.S. Marine Corps, several Army National Guard units, and numerous countries worldwide.

Beowulf is capable of climbing 45-degree slopes, swimming through water, and traversing snow and soft and hard terrains in even the most extreme weather conditions. It has a payload capacity of 8 tons and built in-flexibility that allows for special role cabins to carry a combination of personnel and cargo. The new tracked vehicle is designed for military and civilian applications in difficult-to-reach areas, including for disaster response and relief efforts, as well as search and rescue missions.

The BV206 was designed in the 1970s and has been in service with dozens of countries for decades. Known in the United States as the Small Unit Support Vehicle (SUSV), or susvee, it is currently in operations with the U.S. Army Alaska, U.S. Marine Corps, and Army National Guard units in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

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