More Efficient Shoveling
AACE is an amphibious, armored, tracked, combat earthmover to be used for preparation of the river banks in crossing over operations. It is capable of performing bulldozing, rough grading, excavating, hauling, and scraping operations. As compared to standard work machines, AACE has the capability to take in ballast from the soil ground to its ballast canister when necessary and discharge it at the end of the operation. In standard work machines, the dozer blade is swinging while the vehicle is stable however in AACE it is fixed to the vehicle. With its superior hydraulic suspension system, the front side of AACE can be lifted down or up and by this way its blade or ballast canister can touch and access the ground. As a result, more efficient shoveling and plowing can be performed. These activities can also be performed while the vehicle is mobile.
One of the most important features of AACE has is that it is amphibious and has the capacity for 2 crews. Besides, AACE has modern electronic systems like day and night cameras, multi-function LCD monitor and air- condition. The hull of AACE was designed as aluminium by taking into account its floating requirements and ballistic protection at the same time. Its hydraulic power and power transmission systems were equipped with modern equipment and tools and by this way the vehicle has higher maneuver capability and performance.
At AACE’ powerpack assembly, A full automatic transmission is coupled with diesel engine. AACE can move 45 km/h speed on land and can reach to the operation area together with other military vehicles without the need for transportation up to. It can travel safely in river streams up to 1.5 m/sec with 360° high-maneuvered capability through its 2 water jets.
AACE was manufactured as a local development and manufacturing type project of FNSS for meeting the requirements of Turkish Land Forces.
AACE Technical Specifications
|Engine||400 hp Diesel|
|Environmental Conditions||-32 °C to +49 °C|
|Smoke Grenade Launcher||6 ea|
Life Support System
|CBRN System||Positive Pressure Type|
|A/C System||Heating and Cooling|
|Fire Extinguisher System||Fire Extinguishing System for Engines and Portable Extinguishers|
|Vision System||Thermal & Day Cameras|
|Recovery Winch||15,000 kg|
|- Road Speed||45 km/h|
|- Speed in Water||8,6 km/h (with 2 ea Water Jets)|
|Ground Clearance||0.39 m|