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Galician technology to give more maneuverability to Brillette artillery

Since 2019, the Brillat Artillery Group (GACA VII), based in Figueirido, has been testing and working Valga. With the Galician company Urovesa based inTo outline a new transport vehicle that would represent “an extraordinary improvement for logistical travel, tactical movements” of artillery units of the Army. This is the Uro VAMTAC SK-95, a truck to be the new tractor vehicle for the 105 mm light gun artillery piece.

The new vehicle is going to be “an extraordinary improvement for logistical travel, tactical movements” of artillery units of the army.


It was three years ago that Brillat received a prototype of the vehicle, the first of the vehicles to be tested on the ground, intended to replace the older URO MAT18.16, which already has more than 20 years of service and the current It is being used in field artillery units for the movement of these light gun howitzers.

Over the years, representatives from Brilat’s GACA VII have met with the Walga-based company’s technicians and management to correct any incidents that may have arisen in its operations or to seek potential improvements. The unit was tested looking for “The most demanding of tests”, Check vehicle performance on almost any type of terrain, even the most complex terrain. After this phase, the Galician Brigade At the end of August the first twelve new VAMTAC ST5 . received, in such a way that they become the first army unit to have them. It is expected that now, gradually, the Volga company will fully serve this new vehicle to the artillery units of the army.

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As explained by the Ministry of Defense at the time, this new vehicle was a . represents “Extraordinary improvements to the comfort of crew members against physical wear and tear and environmental conditions during logistic trips, tactical movements as well as increased safety in tactical environments”.

Another image of VAMTAC’s tests of Urovesa in the mountains of Pontevedra.

The VAMTAC ST5 SK95 is powered by a 3,200 cubic cm Steyr diesel engine, 6 speeds, 217 CV of power and permanent 4×4 all-wheel drive with transfer differential. Personnel subsystem can be Accommodation for 6 passengers, two for the driver at the front and head of the piece and four for the rear crew membersAlong with the ability to carry mass weapons, there is a hatch in the roof of the vehicle and a platform providing access to the external mount for the MG-42 machine gun.

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This allowed substantial improvements in the movement of these highly versatile artillery pieces and the troop itself. Finally, the vehicle loading subsystem consists of two chests to store all necessary materials for the howitzer, increasing material access from the side of the vehicle, as well as being able to stow personnel equipment and required ammunition. There are also necessary holes for supply. If you need to start a fire immediately.

The collaboration between Urovesa and Brillat saw this company recognized by the Galicia Brigade with the Caballero Azor award in 2020.

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