2006: The German Armed Forces will acquire 20 EADS TransProtec
protected personal transport system to improve transportation
security for troops deployed to combat zones. TransProtec was
selected for the “MuConPers” (Multifähiger Container für die
Personenbeförderung (Multi-capable container for transporting
individuals) program, to provide protected transportation for
German soldiers deployed as part of coalition and peacekeeping
forces. EADS already delivered three systems for testing. After
the Bundeswehr evaluation, the Federal Office of Defence Technology
and Procurement (BWB) has placed an order with EADS Defence
Electronics for the delivery of 12 additional TransProtec containers
to equip units deployed overseas. The German requirement calls
for 20 systems. TransProtec will be transported on the MAN Multi
A3 FSA vehicle with protected driver’s cab which is used by
the German Armed Forces. A hook loading system makes it possible
to load and unload the container quickly.
EADS will produce
the system under cooperation with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) company.
TransProtec provides optimal protection against attacks with
explosives, sniper fire, shrapnel, mines and nuclear, biologic and
chemical attacks. The protected container can accommodate up to 18
persons including equipment. This means that the previous gap in
capabilities in the area of protected transport space has been closed
with the TransProtec/MuConPers.
of TransProtec will be designed to enable transporting casualties
and nursing staff together with the necessary facilities. Further
applications include protected command posts or fire control stations
for various weapon systems.