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DESPOT is a multi - purpose, highly protected, extremely survivable, off-road 4x4 vehicle, jointly developed by TRB and the Government of Republic of Srpska. (The prototype was revealed on the National Day of Republic of Srpska – 09. January 2019).
DESPOT belongs to the category of state-of- the-art armored vehicles designed to carry out a vast range of missions from the domain and scope of the police and armed forces units. The concept of this highly cost effective vehicle is based on a multipurpose chassis combined with modern powertrain with an independent suspension system that provides a high level of mobility in all terrain and weather conditions.
The vehicle can be perfectly deployed for: patrol missions, reconnaissance missions, as a command vehicle, transportation and support of special operations units, counter-guerrilla and anti-terrorist combat, border control, territory control, as a medical vehicle and for other purposes at the customer’s request.
The vehicle is 6.05 m long, 2.70 m high and 2.56 wide. The maximum weight is 14 t, and the volume of the passenger area is 12 m3, which can comfortably accommodate 9 crew members. Despot can carry a payload of over 3 t.
The vehicle is air-conditioned.
The maximum speed is more than 120 km/h, with the ability to overcome gradients of 50%, lateral gradients of 30%, vertical obstacles of 0.5 m, fording of 1.1 m, with an approach angle of 40° and departure angle of 43°- all in one – excellent performance in any terrain and competitive position in its class.
Engine power is 240 kW, with automatic transmission. It has driveline system with independent suspension, run-flat inserts, central tire inflation system, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and a wide range of standard equipment. It is able to operate at temperatures ranging from -30°C to +50°C. Two 240Ah - generators supply the vehicle with electricity.
Various weapon stations can be integrated into the vehicle. The spectrum ranges from manned ring-mount systems to highly advanced remote control weapon stations.
The vehicle ballistic protection is according to STANAG 4569 level 2 protection, or optionally level 3. It is also protected from explosions with level 2a and 2b protection under STANAG 4569.
Despot is a result of the experience, passion and team work.
Carefully selected, manufactured and combined components, a completely special and innovative look, high safety and crew protection represent something completely new not only on European, but also on the world market of vehicles of the same or similar class.