ST Kinetics to supply Spider Light Strike Vehicles

ST Kinetics, the land-systems arm of Singapore-based ST Engineering, has won a contract worth S$68m (£34.4m) from the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) through an international tender, to supply its new-generation Spider Light Strike Vehicles (Spider LSV) and spares.

Delivery is expected to take place over 2013–14.

Designed with a unique centre-drive configuration allowing for weapon systems to be mounted on both sides of the driver, the Spider LSV incorporates an electronically controlled engine, a four-speed automatic transmission and an enhanced suspension system capable of high cross-country manoeuvrability.

The Spider LSV has an increased seating capacity for a crew of six and is heli-portable.