KMW Special Operation Vehicle (SOV), Germany

KMW Special Operation Vehicle (SOV), Germany image
June 5, 2015 | Source:

The Special Operation Vehicle (SOV) is an open-topped light armoured vehicle developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). The vehicle can be used for long-range reconnaissance and special operations.

The SOV was showcased at MSPO in September 2014. It was tested by German and Austrian Special Forces. The vehicle can be internally transported in a CH 47 Chinook or a CH-53 Sea Stallion.

Bremach and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann began the development of the SOV in 2012. The vehicle is based on Bremach heavy-duty chassis, which offers ballistic protection and underside mine protection. It was integrated by AMZ Kutno and the first prototype was completed by June 2014.