German firm Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) recently unveiled a variant of the company’s AMPV 4×4 high-mobility multi-purpose protected vehicle specially configured to meet the needs of the Polish Army, with an eye to the particular requirements of the country’s special operations forces, but also a wide variety of other units. The AMPV vehicle is the result of a partnership with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). This configuration for special forces units was seen armed with ZSMU-1276 remote controlled weapon system of Polish firm Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów (ZMT). ZMT is part of Polis Arms Group PGZ (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa).
Weighing in at 7.8 tonnes when empty, the AMPV can carry a payload of over 2 tonnes. The AMPV can be airlifted by C-160 Transall, C-130 Hercules /Super Hercules, A400 Atlas, CH-47 Chinook and CH-53 Sea Stallion aircraft. The AMPV attains a maximum speed of 110 km/h and range of 700 km.
Equipments include self-contained armoured fighting compartment that can be augmented with add-on armour modules, diesel engine, automatic transmission, automatic differential lock management system, independent suspension, double wishbones, a central tyre inflation system, bullet-resistant glass, heating and cooling system, NBC filtration unit, and battlefield management system.
If necessary, the protection level can be enhanced by integrating acoustic sniper localisation system, situational awareness system and smoke/obscurant system.