Finnish Army orders PMPV MiSu 6x6 MRAP for field trial tests

On December 12, 2017, the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command has received a mandate from the Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö to order the Protected MultiPurpose Vehicles (PMPV) MiSu manufactured by the Finnish Company Protolab Oy for field trial tests.

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New Finnish-made PMPV (Protected MultiPurpose Vehicle) 6x6 Misu MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle (Picture source Finnish MoD )

Four PMPV 6x6 armoured vehicles will be tested by the Finnish Defence Forces in field conditions during 2018-2020. The total value of this contract is around EUR 4 million.

The field trial tests of the PMPV 6x6 will evaluate the performances and the quality of the vehicle for a future deployment with the Finnish Defence Forces. This program is a part of modernization for armed forces of Finland and to improve mobility of Finnish troops.

The PMPV (Protected MultiPurpose Vehicle) 6x6 MiSu is a wheeled armoured personnel carrier in the category of MRAP vehicle designed, developed and manufactured by Protolab a Defense Company based in Finland. Protolab is specialized in the development of custom-made ballistic protection for military and civilian vehicles.

The project of the PMPV 6x6 MiSu was started in 2009 involved the collaboration of the Lappeenranta University of Technology for the Research and development part. The vehicle has performed first trial test during 800 km and other tests are planned in Finland during winter 2015. The vehicle is based on the characteristics and the needs requested by the Finnish and Swedish Ministries of Defense.

The PMPV 6x6 Misu is based on an innovative structure offering high level of protection against mine blast. Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) is a category of vehicles that are designed specifically to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes. This vehicle is especially design to counter the land mine threats.

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