Grizzly HPV on public display
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Used by||German Army|
|Produced||3rd quarter 2007|
|Variants||Possible 4x4 and 8x8 variants|
|Weight||25 t (24.6 long tons; 27.6 short tons)|
|Crew||1 plus 10 fully equipped soldiers|
|Engine|| Diesel Iveco|
331 kW (444 hp)
|700 km (435 mi)|
|Speed||90 km/h (56 mph)|
The KMW Grizzly is a medium weight highly protected vehicle, developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), designed for operation with the German Army based on the 6x6 Trakker chassis from IVECO adapted to meet the needs of the German Army. It is being developed under the direction of the German Ministry of Defence Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung). The first vehicle will be delivered as early as November 2007.
The Grizzly is designed to meet the German Army's "Class 4" protected command and role-specific vehicles, with a gross vehicle weight of 25 tons, and transportable on the Airbus A400M aircraft. Currently, the German Army could use only the smaller 12.5 ton ATF Dingo 2 or the 33 ton Boxer MRAV.
Grizzly can carry 10 fully equipped troops, which exceeds by greater than 50% the 3 tons required by 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 serves as a rollcage. The engine compartment and transmission are armored to reduce the chance of a 'mobility kill' under attack.
KMW is offering the vehicle in several configurations, and as the design is based on a modular concept, a smaller 4x4 or larger 8x8 variant, with corresponding payloads are possible.
Military Vehicles of Similar NameEdit
The KMW Grizzly, named after the North American Grizzly bear shares its name with several other military vehicles:
- Blackwater USA Grizzly APC
- AVGP Grizzly
- Grizzly combat engineering vehicle, based on the M1 Abrams tank chassis
- AGF (Light infantry vehicle)
- ATF Dingo
- BAE Caiman
- Boxer (Armoured Fighting Vehicle)
- LAPV Enok
- Mungo ESK
- Rheinmetall YAK
- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann - Website of the manufacturer
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