|Manufacturer:||FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau GmbH|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Tracked armoured personnel carrier|
The WiSENT 2 is the world's most advanced multi-functional vehicle platform. It is based on the Leopard 2 - one of the world's most successful tracked vehicles. This means that the WiSENT 2 benfits from a completely mature design that has proven itself in combat with absolute safety and reliability. And so, with the WiSENT 2, FFG provides a support vehicle that was specially developed for current operations and deployment scenarios. Due to its modular design, the WiSENT 2 can be converted quickly from an Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) to an Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV) in less than five hours.
Its armoured recovery vehicle configuration makes the WiSENT 2 a real powerhouse: with a crane for loads up to 32 tons and a 40 ton main winch. Combat recovery equipment enables the revovery and towing of equipment under armoured protection.
And in its armoured engineer vehicle configuration, the WiSENT 2 is right on target with a modern hinged arm excavator for moving up to 300 cubic meters of earth per hour, and a special high-performance dozer blade.
Even with the basic equipment the crew is ballistically protected up to Level 5 according to NATO STANAG 4569. The integrated mine protection ensures safety up to and including Level 4. The whole concept of the WiSENT 2 is rounded off with numerous additional equipment features such as Add-on Armour, protection from ordnance from above and ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour).