BAE SYSTEMS launches new PINZGAUER VEHICLE at DSEi exhibition
London, United Kingdom. - BAE Systems has unveiled details of the new Pinzgauer II, the next generation of all-terrain wheeled vehicle, which combines mobility with increased payload, additional protection and more performance.
The 6x6 vehicle was launched today at the DSEi exhibition in London, and will build upon the proven track record of the Pinzgauer family of vehicles, which are in operation with armed forces in 29 countries.
Among its many features, the Pinzgauer II will house a Euro 4-compliant, six-cylinder, 145kW-output engine, enhanced air suspension and flexible armour packaging. The construction will allow for easy adaptation for special purposes, whether as a protected troop carrier or high-volume application. The base platform may also be fitted with a shelter body or other specialist equipment.
The ergonomically re-styled vehicle will offer additional height and width, with an increased 3.8-tonne payload capacity - suitable for loads that include two standard NATO pallets, up to 14 personnel with full kit, plus a wide range and mix of other equipment.
Another innovation will see the Pinzgauer II also available with a new bonnet-out-front design called ’Mantis’ which complements the more traditional cab-forward design. The new Mantis offers additional mine blast protection capability on top of the other new enhancements in the Pinzgauer II. The new vehicle design also offers enhances ride quality, making it equally ideal for use as an ambulance or as a carrier for electronics and sensitive weapons systems.
Graeme Rumbol, who heads up BAE Systems Land Systems’ Pinzgauer operations, said: “From the outset, the Pinzgauer II range has been designed with protection in mind. All variants can be supplied with a basic ’fitted-for’ architecture which can then be customised with enhancements designed to defeat a range of threats. These include cover blast, ballistic and fragment specifications.”
The Pinzgauer II will be manufactured at the company’s bases in Guildford, Surrey and Fareham, Hampshire,
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