At Eurosatory 2022, Plasan is revealing an exciting new vehicle, designed from the ground up to answer the needs of military patrols and Special Forces. Plasan’s WILDER – Ultra-Light Armored Vehicle is an agile super-light armored vehicle, Extreme maneuverability for any mission. The groundbreaking design breaks the paradigm that forces had to choose between mobility, protection and firepower. Light and compact, Wilder is internally transportable by CH47 making it deployable wherever your forces need to be, and allowing it to take on multiple missions including reconnaissance and raids over the roughest terrains and in the harshest of conditions.
Wilder provides Stanag 4569 Level 2 protection for 4 people in a compact package weighing just 3.7t and offering a full 800kg of payload. With a huge 370mm of wheel travel due to a unique patented suspension system, a reliable 420Nm engine driving all 4 wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and a central driving position with panoramic view, the Wilder has the mobility and off-road capability of a racing buggy, combined with the protection and remotely operated firepower normally only seen on vehicles weighing twice as much. Situational awareness is excellent for all 4 occupants in the comfortable air-conditioned monocoque Kitted Hull™, and the rear cargo bed can accommodate a NATO pallet packed with equipment and supplies for a long mission with ease.
Options available include 4-wheel steering and remote control of the entire vehicle. The crew can dismount and remotely drive the vehicle and its weapon to a vantage point without putting themselves in danger. With this fully integrated drive-by-wire capability and associated cameras and sensors, the Wilder is also ready for fully autonomous operation. Wilder can also be paired with Plasan’s ATeMM to create a hybrid-electric 6×6 with 2t of combined payload and all of the exportable power and system capability of the unique ATeMM and ATeMM Tandem. This highly innovative clean-sheet design is being offered by Plasan as a turnkey product or in kit form for local assembly by vehicle manufacturers around the world.
Plasan is an Israeli based vehicle manufacturer. Plasan Sasa, established in 1985, develops, manufactures, and assembles custom-built vehicle armor systems and chassis up-armor designs as well as Add-On Armor Protection Kits for lightweight military tactical trucks and APCs (Wheeled & Tracked), for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, commercial vehicles, and is a major supplier of personnel protection armor. The company also focuses on advanced technologies for land maneuvering operations, including unmanned ground vehicles and robotics solutions. Plasan is a non-public company and is wholly owned by Kibbutz Sasa, a communal village of some 100 families in Northern Israel.