The WiSENT 2 is the world's most advanced multifunctional vehicle platform. It is based on the Leopard 2 main battle tank chassis – one of the most successful tracked vehicles in the world. The WiSENT 2 thus benefits from an all-round mature design that has proven itself in combat by absolute safety and reliability. With the WiSENT 2, FFG offers a support vehicle that has been specially developed for current requirements and operational scenarios.
The WiSENT 2 is a modular platform that can be used in recovery, engineering, mine-clearing or bridge-laying roles. Due to its modular design the WiSENT 2 can be converted from recovery to engineering roles in less than 5 hours. Several nations already have this concept in use.
Its configuration as recovery vehicle makes the WiSENT 2 a real powerhouse. With a crane system for loads of up to 32 t and a 40 t main winch, it is versatile. A combat recovery system enables equipment to be recovered and towed under armoured protection.
In its configuration as pioneer tank, the WiSENT 2 impresses with a modern articulated arm excavator for earth movements of 300 cubic meters per hour, as well as a special pioneer clearing blade.
Even in the basic configuration, the crew is ballistically protected up to Level 5 in accordance with NATO STANAG 4569. The integrated mine protection ensures safety up to and including level 4. The overall concept of the WiSENT 2 is completed by numerous other features such as add-on armour, protection against ordnance from above and ERA (Explosive Reactive Armor).