WiSENT 1 – the upgrade for the ARV 2 Standard

Prepared for every challenge: With the mission-proven WiSENT 1 ARV, AEV and MC, FFG provides the best answer to structural change in many armies across the globe and the changed mission requirements. The flexible configuration options range from the Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) with a 30-ton crane arm to the Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV) with a modern hinged excavator arm and the mine-clearing tank (MC).

Whether equipped with a weapon station, a heat-reflecting camouflage net or other optionally available systems – the WiSENT 1 provides excellence with its modularity, mobility and high level of protection. This makes it a perfect companion for combat vehicles in the field.

Key features

  • Flexible configuration options
  • Mobility in every situation
  • Option to include Add-on-Armour Modules
  • FFG performance-enhanced engine
  • Ballistic protection according to NATO STANAG 4569 Level 5 as well as Level 3



The WiSENT 1 multi-functional platform was developed by FFG to flexibly, cost-effectively, efficiently and economically support the Leopard 2 main battle tank and other vehicles in armies around the world. The WiSENT 1 is an adaptable armoured vehicle system that meets all user requirements. In addition to the improved hydraulic system that provides maximum hydraulic power in any situation, the customer can also choose other upgrade options, such as the hydro gas suspension system, the 960 hp power package or air conditioning.


Ballistic protection in accordance with NATO STANAG 4569 Level 5 and Level 3 protection against mines provide the best possible safety for the crew in crisis areas. The option to include add-on armour modules enables a mission-dependent safety configuration. The standard fire extinguishing system ensures greater safety during operations. In addition, the WiSENT 1 is designed to accommodate a dedicated camera system as well as an overhead weapon station. A roof-mounted storage box can carry special tools and other equipment for immediate use.

Successful in the field

The WiSENT 1 is successfully in service with several nations. In summary, the WiSENT 1 multi-functional platform includes many features to meet all requirements on and off the battlefield. The WiSENT 1 is a typical example of a practical and efficient innovation to improve an armoured vehicle fleet.


Equipment variants


Further information