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Badger Infantry Combat Vehicle Series




Country of Origin/Used by: South Africa
First Produced/Service Dates: 2024 (Fully Fielded)
Manufactured by: Denel Land Systems and Patria, PLC.
Crew: 4+7 (Section Variant)
Armament: Main: 30mm Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.62mm Machine Gun (Section & Fire Support Variants)
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Badger Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) was developed to replace the Ratel ICV series. The Badger is also referred to as an Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) or Modular Combat Vehicle (MCV).  The Badger is derived from the Patria Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV) which was developed to be extraordinarily flexible by being able to perform a multitude of roles and to fit many different weapons systems.  However, the Badger has been changed from the original AMV by the addition of modifications that will fit the unique needs of South African use.  Such features are a multi-use turret, dual-hull, flat bottom mine protection, internal water tank, unique rear door, internal layout/fittings and "dedicated bush protection". Due to the new turret fitted, a multitude of different variants can easily be manufactured and fielded.  The main version is the Section Variant, but others are Ambulance, Command, Fire-Support, Missile (Anti-Tank) and Mortar Variants. The initially delivered vehicles were entirely built by Patria PLC. but subsequent deliveries will be produced by Denel Land System, with 70% local content.
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    Badger Combat Fighting Vehicle Photos "Caracal Rooikat" via Wikimedia Commons
      Badger Infantry Combat Vehicle Photos Denel Land Systems
      Badger Infantry Combat Vehicle Photos "JMK2" via Wikimedia Commons
  Badger Missile Variant Photo "Daniel B52" via Wikimedia Commons
     Badger Missile Variant Photos Denel Land Systems

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Badger Infantry Combat Vehicle Information & Photos Army Technology.com
Badger Infantry Combat Vehicle Information & Photos Tank Encyclopedia.com
Badger Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information & Photos Army Recognition.com
Badger Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information & Photos Military-Today.com


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South African Armoured Vehicles: A History of Innovation & Excellence (Helion & Company, Ltd) Dr. Dewald Venter
Surviving The Ride: A Pictorial History of South African Manufactured Mine-Protected Vehicles (30 Degrees South Publications) Steve Camp & Helmoed-Romer Heitman

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