The M1068A3 Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS) Carrier is the RISE powered version of the M1068. A variant of the M577A3, it was modified for the next generation of automated command and control through the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS).
About two thirds of the U.S. M577A2 fleet will be converted to either M1068A3 or M1068 (Basic) configurations.
The M1068A3 has a crew of 4: commander; driver; and two command post operators. In addition to mounting provisions for the ATCCS hardware, vehicle modifications include an improved 5 KW Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), a power/data distribution system, and a ten meter antenna mast.
The M1068 SICPS Carriers (Basic) are fielded with the M113A2 power train. Future planning and funding decisions will determine a possible retrofit schedule to convert selected M1068 (Basic) SICPS Carriers to M1068A3 configuration (See M1068, M577A3)
M1068A3 Standard Integrated Command Post System Vehicle Characteristics
Weight, combat loaded 27,130 lb. (12,306 kg) Maximum weight 31,000 lb. (14,061 kg) Net weight 23,398 lb. (10,613 kg) Air drop weight 24,512 lb. (11,118 kg) Fuel tank capacity 110 gallons (416 liters) Ground pressure 8.61 psi (0.60 kg/cm2)
Speed on land 41 mi/h (66 km/h) Speed in water, with track 3.6 mi/h (5.8 km/h) Cruising range 300 mi (483 km) Turning radius Pivot to infinite Slope 60% Side slope 40% Trench crossing 66 in. (168 cm) Vertical wall climbing 24 in. (61 cm) Braking (20-0 mi/h) 40 ft. (12.2 m)
Make and model Detroit Diesel 6V53T Displacement 318 in.3 (5.2 liter) Fuel Diesel (DF2) Rated horsepower 275 hp Gross horsepower-to-weight ratio 20.3 hp/ton
Make and model Allison X200-4B Type Hydrokinetic Steering Hydrostatic Brake type Multiple wet plate
Suspension Torsion bar Road wheels 5 pr per side, 24 inch diameter (61 cm) Track type Steel single pin, detachable rubber pad Number of shoes 63 left, 64 right Track pitch 6 in. (15.2 cm) Track width 15 in. (38 cm) Shock absorbers 3 per side Wheel travel 9.0 in. (22.9 cm)
Generator Amperes 200, 300 optional Volts, dc 28 Auxiliary Power Unit Amperes 180 Volts, dc 28 Batteries 4, type 6TL, 120 amp-hr, 12-volt each
Basic hull 5083 Aluminum Bolt-on armor kit Steel armor Mine armor Steel armor Gun shield kit Steel armor Spall suppressant Composite panel
Fixed 5 lb. (2.3 kg) CO2 for engine compartment Portable 5 lb. (2.3 kg) CO2