CASSIDIAN protects Swedish Soldiers in transportation missions

  • Pro­tect­ed Per­son­nel Trans­port Sys­tem ‘TransPro­tec’ coun­ters road-side attacks
  • Reli­able defence against bombs, mines, bal­lis­tic threats and ABC sub­stances

TransPro­tec – to be seen here dur­ing blast tri­als – offers opti­mal pro­tec­tion against attacks with impro­vised explo­sive devices, sniper fire, shell frag­ments and mines.
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Cas­sid­i­an, the defence and secu­ri­ty divi­sion of EADS, will improve the pro­tec­tion of sol­diers of the Swedish Armed Forces in out-of-area mis­sions with two of their proven pro­tect­ed pas­sen­ger trans­port sys­tems “TransPro­tec”. The Swedish Pro­cure­ment Agency (FMV Försvarets Mate­ri­alverk) select­ed the Cas­sid­i­an sys­tem based on the supe­ri­or capa­bil­i­ties TransPro­tec has shown in deploy­ments by the Ger­man Armed Forces. Answer­ing an urgent oper­a­tional require­ment, Cas­sid­i­an has deliv­ered two sys­tems to Swe­den this month. In addi­tion to the hard­ware, Cas­sid­i­an pro­vides the full logis­ti­cal and main­te­nance sup­port to the Swedish Forces includ­ing in-the­atre ser­vice.
TransPro­tec is based on a heav­i­ly pro­tect­ed con­tain­er with autonomous pow­er sup­ply and air con­di­tion­ing. Due to the mod­u­lar equip­ment phi­los­o­phy of TransPro­tec, the sys­tem can be adapt­ed to var­i­ous con­fig­u­ra­tions such as trans­porta­tion, mobile med­ical care and com­mand & con­trol. In addi­tion, the con­tainer­ized nature of TransPro­tec allows the trans­port­ing vehi­cle to be used for oth­er oper­a­tional needs with a very short upload/unload time.
By oper­at­ing TransPro­tec, Armed Forces ben­e­fit from a pro­tect­ed per­son­nel trans­port capa­bil­i­ty at very favourable oper­at­ing costs due to its high pas­sen­gers-per-vehi­cle ratio. TransPro­tec can car­ry up to 18 pas­sen­gers plus equip­ment and offers opti­mal pro­tec­tion against attacks from impro­vised explo­sive devices, sniper fire, shell frag­ments, mines and ABC sub­stances. Such a pro­tec­tion is deci­sive in reduc­ing the risk of casu­al­ties as cur­rent­ly expe­ri­enced in Afghanistan. In a trans­porta­tion con­fig­u­ra­tion, the inno­v­a­tive ergonom­ics con­cept allows for a high lev­el of trans­port com­fort supe­ri­or to con­ven­tion­al armoured trans­port vehi­cles.

Cas­sid­i­an, an EADS com­pa­ny, is a world­wide leader in glob­al secu­ri­ty solu­tions and sys­tems, pro­vid­ing Lead Sys­tems Inte­gra­tion and val­ue-added prod­ucts and ser­vices to civ­il and mil­i­tary cus­tomers around the globe: air sys­tems (air­craft and unmanned aer­i­al sys­tems), land, naval and joint sys­tems, intel­li­gence and sur­veil­lance, cyber secu­ri­ty, secure com­mu­ni­ca­tions, test sys­tems, mis­siles, ser­vices and sup­port solu­tions. In 2010, Cas­sid­i­an – with around 28,000 employ­ees – achieved rev­enues of € 5.9 bil­lion. EADS is a glob­al leader in aero­space, defence and relat­ed ser­vices. In 2010, the Group – com­pris­ing Air­bus, Astri­um, Cas­sid­i­an and Euro­copter – gen­er­at­ed rev­enues of € 45.8 bil­lion and employed a work­force of more than 121,000.

CASSIDIAN, “Defend­ing world secu­ri­ty”.

Lothar Belz Tel.: +49 (731) 392 3681