KMW to supply Mungo NC Recce armored vehicles to German army
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has commissioned Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to supply a total of nine Mungo N/C Recce reconnaissance systems. In addition to supplying the vehicles, the contract encompasses spare parts packages and the training of crew and maintenance personnel. All nine vehicles will be delivered by the end of 2022.
Mungo N/C Recce (Picture source: KMW)
From within the large and completely protected continuous safety cell, the crew can detect and identify threats from nuclear or chemical warfare agents, as well as similar industrial hazardous materials, with the use of a light N/C reconnaissance kit. To perform these tasks the crew does not need to leave the vehicle. The three-man crew (commander, driver, “Spürer”) has at its disposal a mass spectrometer, weather sensors and a radiation detection device, among other things. The crew remains inside the secure vehicle throughout the entire detection and analysis process. The ground can even be marked from inside the vehicle in the event of contamination.
Due to its compact vehicle dimensions and its low gross weight, the Mungo N/C Reconnaissance is air-transportable by, amongst others, a CH53 transport helicopter. In transport aircraft of the types C-130, C-160 and A400M up to three vehicles can be transported simultaneously.