Designation:

Dardo

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Manufacturer: Iveco - Oto Melara Consortium - CIO  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Infantry fighting vehicle  

The Italian Army has decided to procure two types of combat vehicle, tracked main battle tanks and wheeled armoured vehicles. To meet the specifications for vehicles for intervention in classic battlefield operations a new infantry fighting vehicle has been developed. The Dardo infantry fighting vehicle is an Italian combat tank and a motorised personnel carrier. In service with the Italian Army, it will replace the VCC (modernized M-113). It has automatic fire control and passive night vision capabilities, and it is planned to develop a variety of different versions (combat engineers, recovery, transmissions, antiaircraft, etc.).

It can accommodate a 3 + 7 crew and is armed with a 25 mm cannon, a launcher either side of the turret for a Hughes TOW ATGW and a fire control system with a laser rangefinder. It is produced by the Iveco-Fiat-Oto Melara 50/50 joint venture, a consortium set up in 1985 to produce combat vehicles, with plants in Bolzano (Iveco) and La Spezia (Oto Melara). Iveco produces engines, spare parts, suspension systems, tracks and the hull for the wheeled vehicles, and Oto Melara the weaponry, fire-control system, turrets and optical systems and hulls for the tracked vehicles. The Dardo HITFIST vehicle is a development of the VCC-80 infantry fighting vehicle. Image 2: Vcc 80 Dart. Crew: 9 Weight: 23 ton. Dimensions: 6.70 Xs 3 Xs 2.70 ms. Armament:. Motor: Iveco of 520 Cv. Transmission: Automatic. Suspension: Barras of torsion and shock absorbers. Traction: Caterpillars. Benefits: V. Maxima, 70 Km/h; Autonomy, 600 Km.


Specifications:
Property Value
Crew
2
Troops
7
Weight (kg)
23000
Length (mm)
6705
Width (mm)
3140
Height (mm)
2640
Max. road speed (km/h)
70
Max. road range (km)
500
Depth of fording, without preparation (mm)
1500
Gradient (%)
60
Side slope (%)
40
Vertical obstacle (mm)
850
Trench (mm)
2500
Engine power output (h.p.)
520
Number of forward gears
4
Number of reverse gears
2
Main weapon caliber (mm)
25
Auxiliary gun calibre (mm)
7.62
Ammunition of the main gun
200
Ammunition of the auxiliary gun
700
Elevation (degree)
30
Depression (degree)
-10
Planes of gun stabilization
2


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
Hitfist (Turret)
1
LSG 1500 (Transmission)
1
V6M TCA (Diesel engine)
1
VCTA V6 (Diesel engine)
1

Dardo quantities:
Country Qnt
ITALY ITALY
200
Qnt:
200

Last Contracts:
Qnt Customer Value Add Date
(Close Date)
Unit cost
200
ITALY
$427.000.000
Dec 1998
(May 2000)
$2,135,000
Average Unit Cost:
$2,135,000

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