designed to meet the German Army's "Class 4" protected
command and role-specific vehicles, with a gross vehicle weight
of 25 tons. So far the German Army could use only a smaller
platform - the Dingo 2 (12.5 tons) or the much heavier 33-ton
BOXER. The vehicle is sized to be air transportable on the A
400 M transport aircraft.
Grizzly can carry 10 fully equipped troops, exceeding by more
than 50% the 3 tons required in the German request for proposal
(RFP). The vehicle is protected in all directions. The driver´s
station and crew compartment form an integral safety cell providing
protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs), projectiles,
missiles and mines. The cell's frame also forms a cage which
contributes to the crew safety in case of rollover. The engine
compartment and transmission are ballistically protected to
reduce the risk of 'mobility kill' under attack.
The vehicle uses a diesel engine developing 331 kW, accelerating
the Grizzly up to a speed of 90 kph on road. Its radius of action
exceeds 700 km. KMW is offering the vehicle in several configurations,
including command post and ambulance variants. The design is
based on an intelligent modular concept which, beside the current
6x6 version, could also accommodate a smaller 4x4 model as well
as an 8x8 type of correspondingly higher payload.