German Forces close gap
in capabilities of protected

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November 28, 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.

Future derivatives 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.

 

 

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