Shaun Connors talks to Penman about their new light recovery vehicle and the future for the company after going into administration last year. The only vehicle in its class specifically designed with an integrated blast mitigation system, the Metras MRV has a V-shaped hull as the primary strike face, supported by a unique non-parasitic platform. Multi-role capability (allows different body fit configurations)Utility across the full spectrum of operationsCapable of full protection at multiple threat levelsFlexibility to adapt to new and emerging threatsExceeds requirements for improved medium mobility. Crew and seating layouts can be varied from two to eight occupants, to suit operational requirements. Space is also allocated for weapons fit, communications suites, situational awareness (SA) systems, and other electronic devices.
Additional optional features can include fully integrated health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) and the capability to support exportable power requirements. The Metras MRV range of variants is delivered by modular chassis and body configurations.
Metras MRV variants can be delivered in both 4×4 and 6×6 chassis, creating a common vehicle family including Command and Control, Command and Liaison, Logistics, Troop Carriers, Battlefield ambulances or Light recovery vehicles.