Wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier Finland

PMPV 6x6 MiSu Protolab MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Finland  Finnish defense industry 925 001


The PMPV (Protected MultiPurpose Vehicle) 6x6 MiSu is a wheeled armoured personnel carrier in the category of MRAP vehicle designed, developed and manufactured by Protolab a Defense Company based in Finland. Protolab is specialized in the development of custom-made ballistic protection for military and civilian vehicles. The project of the PMPV 6x6 MiSu was started in 2009 involved the collaboration of the Lappeenranta University of Technology for the Research and development part. The vehicle has performed first trial test during 800 km and other tests are planned in Finland during winter 2015. The vehicle is based on the characteristics and the needs requested by the Finnish and Swedish Ministries of Defense. The first prototype of the vehicle was unveiled in September 2015 by the Protoloab under the name of PMPV 6x6 MiSu. The Company Protolab expects to start the first production of the vehicle at the end of 2016 with the possibility to produce 50 to 100 vehicles per year. According to some rumors, the Finnish Army could be the first customer for the PMPV 6x6 MiSu. The vehicle is the first MRAP in its class which has the capacity to be fully amphibious. On December,12, 2017, the Finnish Defence Force Logistics Command has received a mandate from Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö to order Protected Multipurpose Vehicles (PMPV) MiSu manufactured by the Finnish Company Protolab Oy for field trial tests. The vehicle will be tested by the Finnish Defence Forces in field conditions during 2018-2020. The contract value of this order was around of EUR 4 million. In June 2019, Finnish Company Protolab Oy has announced the delivery of the first Protolab 6x6 Protected Multi-Purpose Vehicles (PMPV) to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF). In May 2020, the PMPV 6x6 MiSu MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle has performed amphibious trials with excellent results.


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Technical Data

As all the modern combat vehicles, the PMPV 6x6 MiSu can be fitted with armored glass turret, armed with a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun. The vehicle can also to be fitted with a remote controlled weapon station armed with weapons up to 12.7mm caliber or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.
Design and protection
The layout of the PMPV 6x6 MiSu is very similar to other MRAP vehicles with the engine at the front, the crew cabin in the middle and the troops' compartment at the rear. The vehicle is based on an innovative structure offering a high level of protection against mine blast. Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) is a category of vehicles that are designed specifically to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes. PMPV 6x6 MiSu vehicle is especially designed to counter the land mine threats. There is a large windscreen at the front of the crew cabin and one single door on each side. Driver and commander have a single-piece hatch on the roof and one day periscope for vision to the front. The troop's compartment offers a high level of protection using three layers of steel honeycomb which attenuates mine blast loading better than monolithic steel armor plate of equal areal density without structural fracture. The troops enter and leave the vehicle by two doors in the rear of the hull. Especially designed anti-blast seats prevent injury from the extreme acceleration of a side blast or a mine blast under the hull. The PMPV 6x6 MiSu has a total weight of 14,000 kg and can carry a total of 12 military personnel including driver and commander. One of the features of the vehicle is the compartment of troops divided from the crew cabin to increase the protection of the troops in case of mine explosion under the hull.
The PMPV 6x6 MiSu is based on a 6x6 all-terrain chassis and is motorized with a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine developing 285hp coupled to a six-speed Allison automatic transmission. The vehicle has a maximum road speed of 110 km/h.
Standard equipment of the PMPV 6x6 MiSu includes six cameras mounted on all sides of the vehicle offering 360° outside view for the troops. It has also a thermal imaging camera. The PMPV 6x6 MiSu is fully amphibious being propelled in the water by two propellers mounted at the rear of the hull. In the water, the vehicle can swim at a maximum speed of 12 km/h.


Armament Armor
One machine gun up to 12.7mm caliber or 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Ballistic and mine protection
Country users Weight
Finland 14,000 kg
Designer Country Speed
Finland 110 km/h
Accessories Range
Day cameras, thermal imaging camera ? km
Crew Dimensions
2 + 10 Length: ? m; Width: ? m; Height: ? m

Details View

PMPV 6x6 MiSu Protolab MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Finland front view 001
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PMPV 6x6 MiSu Protolab MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Finland left side view 001
PMPV 6x6 MiSu Protolab MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Finland right side view 001

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