Italian vehicle manufacturer Iveco Defence Vehicles (IDV) and sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT and resented the Military Utility Vehicle (MUV) concept demonstrator at EUROSATORY 2022 in Paris, the result of their cooperation to date. For the first time, the MUV will present a modular sensor fusion platform that can be used in the civilian and military sectors for surveillance and reconnaissance as well as for self-protection and convoy protection. At EUROSATORY 2022, HENSOLDT and IDV presented the joint MUV solution, which offers modularity, precision and speed to ensure the best possible situational awarenes.
“The cooperation with IDV in the field of MUV concept demonstrator is directly related to our portfolio expansion. Russia’s war against Ukraine shows how important networked high-performance sensor technology and optical systems are for equipping our armed forces in line with the times,” said Andreas Hülle Head of the Optronics & Landsolutions Division and Managing Director of HENSOLDT Optronics GmbH.
The system architecture provides automatic information processing that supports the user in decision-making and ensures operational readiness under all conditions. The basis of the MUV concept demonstrator is an all-terrain 7-ton-chassis from IDV with a maximum payload of 4 tons. A sensor suite from HENSOLDT is installed on it, with the SETAS, MUSS, Radio Direction Finder and S3 MIMO-Radar systems. All systems are connected by the Central Information Processing Unit (CIPU), which forms the backbone of the sensor suite. Through the sensor data network, HENSOLDT creates complete situational awareness with its Sensor Suite.
Potential customers can configure their personal suite according to their wishes through the modular structure of the individual systems. The advantage of the MUV concept demonstrator lies in the combination of the networked HENSOLDT sensor suite with the highly mobile, reliable and versatile vehicular platform from IDV. With the vehicle, there is now for the first time a turnkey solution that combines adaptive detection and classification capability with the features of a vehicle specifically designed for a wide range of tasks.
IDV, a brand of Iveco Group, is dedicated to delivering innovative automotive and protection solutions to meet the needs of military customers worldwide. The company manufactures specialist logistic, protected, and armoured vehicles in its facility in Bolzano in Northern Italy, as well as marketing Iveco’s full commercial range, adapted as necessary to meet the demands of the military user. In consequence, IDV has a full range of vehicles to meet a broad spectrum of defence applications.
HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defence industry with global reach. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company develops complete sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT drives the development of defence electronics and optronics and is continuously expanding its portfolio based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With more than 6,300 employees, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2021.