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German Defense Company FFG unveils “Protected Mission Module Carrier light tracked vehicle”

At Eurosatory 2014, the German Defense Company FFG presented PMMC (Protected Mission Module Carrier) G5, a new technology of light tracked armoured vehicle, which allows fitting of a number of standardized mission modules that are interchangeable within a few hours in the field.

The APC can be configured with a variety of standard mission equipment on a common chassis to meet a variety of mission requirements. The variants include command post, mortar, recovery vehicle, engineering, infantry, and ambulance. The vehicle offers enhanced cross-country mobility in all terrain conditions. The PMMC G5 can be equipped with numerous standard mission modules that can be exchanged within a few hours even under field condition

The possible broad use lead to a cost effective solution with low life-cycle costs. PMMC G5 has outstanding protection capabilities, offering high level integrated mine protection and IED protection.

PMMC G5 design and features

The PMMC G5 armoured personnel carrier features a robust design, which integrates armoured hull with inherent stealth characteristics. The vehicle generates low noise and requires less maintenance.

The APC has a gross vehicle weight of 26.5t and can carry a payload of up to 8.5t. The crew cabin has an internal volume of 14.5m³ and is equipped with modified off-the-shelf (MOTS) and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components.

The vehicle accommodates up to 12 crew members in ergonomic, blast resistant seats. The driver seat is located at the front of the vehicle on the left side. The crew compartment is fitted with an air conditioning system and sufficient head room to facilitate comfortable working conditions for the personnel. Occupants enter and exit the vehicle through the rear ramp and roof hatches.

The PMMC G5 APC offers high situational awareness through 360°. A day / night camera system fitted to the vehicle enables the observation of targets under all lighting conditions. The direct view under armoured glass offers superior visibility. The windows, cameras and periscopes of the vehicle are designed to offer triple redundancy

 

PMMC G5 protection features

The PMMC G5 armoured vehicle incorporates modular ballistic protection features to provide maximum crew survivability. It offers superior protection against splinter, fragments, mines, explosively formed projectiles (EFP), and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). It also provides lightweight protection against rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).

The fire suppression system and NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) air filtration protective equipment ensure maximum safety for the crew.

 

Engine and mobility

The PMMC G5 armoured personnel carrier is powered by a MTU / ZF turbocharged diesel propulsion system located at the front part. The engine develops an output power of 410kW.

The rubber tracks system fitted to the vehicle provides smooth traction. The carrier can attain a speed of 74km/h and has a range of up to 1,000km. It has a climbing ability of 60% and lateral inclination of 30%. The APC also has pivot turn capability.

 

References and Resources also include:

http://www.army-technology.com/projects/protected-mission-module-carrier-g5/

http://www.ffg-flensburg.de/en/light-vehicle-systems/pmmc-g5/

 

 

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