Leon-based engineering company SASCorp has started manufacturing its Valkyrie project, the unmanned amphibious vehicle capable of covering a wide range of operational, logistical, combat and sapper needs, among others.
The vehicle weighs around 5 tons and represents a big step for SASCorp in the off-road mobility sector, as it is capable of navigating in open sea, snow and even in flames. It can also overcome obstacles of up to 70 cm and maximum lateral slopes of 30% and frontal slopes of 60%.
Another outstanding feature is the incorporation of a 350 hp 6-cylinder Jaguar turbodiesel engine, which is part of the vehicle's hybrid propulsion system that allows it to reach 40 km/h on land and 6 knots on water, in addition to an autonomy that can reach 10 hours.
The delivery of the first prototype to the Ministry of Defense is expected within a year and a half and it will be the General Directorate of Armament and Material (DGAM) who will be in charge of carrying out the first experiments to evaluate its capabilities. The Valkyrie project was exhibited at the Leonese company's pavilion during FEINDEF21.