Finnish Company Protolab launches a new amphibious MRAP vehicle called PMPV 6x6 MiSu 12511152

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Finnish Company Protolab launches a new amphibious MRAP vehicle called PMPV 6x6 MiSu.
The Finnish Company Protolab Ltd has developed a new 6x6 armoured personnel carrier in the category of MRAP vehicle called PMPV 6x6 MiSu. Protolab is specialized in the development of custom-made ballistic protection for military and civilian vehicles.
     
The Finnish Company Protolab Ltd has developed a new 6x6 armoured personnel carrier in the category of MRAP vehicle called PMPV6x6 MiSu . Protolab is specialized in the development of custom-made ballistic protection for military and civilian vehicles. New Finnish-made Protolab PMPV 6x6 MiSu MRAP vehicle
     
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 is based on the characteristics and the needs of the Finnish and Swedish Ministries of Defense.
 

In September 2015, the first prototype of the vehicle was unveiled by the Company under the name of PMPV 6x6 "MiSu. The vehicle has performed first trial test during 800 km and other tests are planned in Finland during this winter.

The Company Protolab expects to start the first production of the vehicle at the end of 2016 with the possibility to produce 50 to 100 vehicles per year.

According to some rumors, the Finnish Army could be the first customer for the PMPV 6x6 Misu.

The vehicle is based on an innovative structure offering high level of protection against mine blast. It is the first vehicle in the MRAP category which has the capacity to be fully amphibious being propelled in the water by two propellers mounted at the rear of the hull. In the water the vehicle can swim at a maximum speed of 12 km/h.

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) is a category of vehicles that are designed specifically to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes. Armored vehicles designed specifically to counter the land mine threats.
 

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