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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.


  •   Length:
  •   Height:
  •   Width:
  •   Wheelbase:
  •   Ground Clearance:
  • 6.05 m
  • 2.70 m
  • 2.56 m
  • 3,5 m
  • 0,48 m


  •   Maximum vehicle weigh:
  • 14 t

Transportation / crew space

  •   Volume of the crew compartment:
  •   Crew:
  •   Air-conditioned, dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • 12 m³
  • 3 + 6 members, possibly additional options for seating the crew


  •   Maximum speed:
  •   Slope control:
  •   Side slope:
  •   Vertical barrie:
  •   Water barrier:
  •   Approach angle :
  •   Output angle:
  • more than 120 km/h
  • 50%
  • 30%
  • 0.5m
  • 1,1m
  • 40°
  • 43°


  •   Type:
  •   Volume:
  •   Power:
  •   Torque:
  • Mercedes-Benz OM 926 LA
  • 7.2 litra
  • 240 kW (322 HP) pri 2200 o/min
  • 1300 Nm (1300-1600 o/min)


  •   Type:
  •   Number of speeds:
  • ALLISON 3000SP Automatska transmisija
  • 6 +1


  •   Type:
  •   Two-speed transfer case with differential lock and parking brake
  •   Axle system with independent suspension, coil springs, differential lock
  • 4x4 configuration


  •   Type:
  •   Rim:
  •   Central tire inflation system
  • 395x85 R20
  • Two-piece steel Rim with run-flat inserts

Fuel tank

  •   2x200 liters

Brake system

  •   Pneumatic brake system, front and rear disc brakes, ABS 4x4 system
  •   Brake wear sensor
  •   Hydraulic parking brake on transfer case

Temperatures ranging

  •   -30°C - +50°C

Ballistic protection

  •   Level 2 according to STANAG 4569, FB6 according to EN 1522
  •   Optional Level 3 according to STANAG 4569

Protection from explosion

  •   Levels 2a and 2b according to STANAG 4569

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.