PUMA IFV

PUMA IFV – The most advanced infantry fighting vehicle in the world

The PUMA provides its crew with highly effective modular protection from mines, antitank weapon fire and improvised explosive devices of a level unsurpassed by any comparable vehicle – thus guaranteeing maximum mission survivability.

PUMA performance characteristics

Cutting-edge technologies combined in a single product

KMW develops and manufactures the PUMA infantry fighting vehicle together with Rheinmetall Landsysteme under the umbrella of PSM Projekt System & Management GmbH based in Kassel.

PUMA IFV
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State-of-the-art chassis

Decoupled from the hull of the vehicle, the running gear supports serve as fuel tanks, thus setting new standards for crew safety and ensuring vibration-reduced travel.

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Power pack

In spite of its high performance of 800 kW, the PUMA’s power pack is light and compact.

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Highly protected

The sophisticated modular protection concept with reactive armour offers the maximum possible protection for the crew.

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Maximum hit probability

With its 30mm automatic cannon and programmable ammunition, the PUMA can react appropriately to a wide variety of threats.

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Active protection

The MUSS soft kill system detects approaching missiles and destroys their steering sensors.

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Added effectiveness

The PUMA can engage medium and heavily armoured vehicles at long ranges with its MELLS multi-role light guided missile system.

State-of-the-art chassis

Decoupled from the hull of the vehicle, the running gear supports serve as fuel tanks, thus setting new standards for crew safety and ensuring vibration-reduced travel.

Power pack

In spite of its high performance of 800 kW, the PUMA’s power pack is light and compact.

Highly protected

The sophisticated modular protection concept with reactive armour offers the maximum possible protection for the crew.

Maximum hit probability

With its 30mm automatic cannon and programmable ammunition, the PUMA can react appropriately to a wide variety of threats.

Active protection

The MUSS soft kill system detects approaching missiles and destroys their steering sensors.

Added effectiveness

The PUMA can engage medium and heavily armoured vehicles at long ranges with its MELLS multi-role light guided missile system.

Facts about the PUMA IFV

Ideally suited to any mission scenario in any climate zone

The PUMA provides its crew with highly effective modular protection from mines, antitank weapon fire and improvised explosive devices of a level unsurpassed by any comparable vehicle – thus guaranteeing maximum mission survivability. Its air transportability combined with exceptional agility on rough terrain and future-oriented expandability make it the optimal land weapon system in international conflict management. The PUMA also sets standards in terms of strategic and tactical mobility. Its combat capabilities and firepower are unsurpassed.

The PUMA even maintains its command capability in networked operations under extreme climatic conditions and inadequate infrastructure. This is enabled by the provision of interfaces for the command and information system, ally/enemy target acquisition and Infantryman of the Future (IdZ) system.

Further information

Equipment features

  • Crewless, remote-operable turret with 30mm automatic cannon, coaxial secondary armament and MELLS weapon system
  • Hunter-killer functionality
  • Integrated IdZ system
  • Heavily protected crew compartment for 3 + 6 soldiers
  • Air-transportable in A-400m (protection level A)

 

PUMA IFV

Cutting-edge technologies consolidated in the most advanced infantry fighting vehicle in the world

The PUMA offers state-of-the-art interfaces and digital communications capabilities

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Length

7.4 m

Width

3.7 m

Height (turret roof)

3.1 m 

Weight (class A/C)

31.4 t / 43 t

Power

800 kW 

Speed

70 km/h

Crew

9 (6+3)

Armaments

30 mm (MK 30-2/ABM) / coaxial MG 4 / guided missile

Der PUMA vereinigt die Forderungen nach hoher strategischer und taktischer Mobilität sowie nach maximalem Schutz und höchster Feuerkraft in optimaler Weise in einem leistungsfähigen Waffensystem: mit dem Ziel, zu jeder Zeit an jedem Ort und in jeder Intensität angemessen und flexibel reagieren zu können.

The PUMA in operation

The propulsion concept ensures maximum tactical mobility (cf. LEOPARD) with significant reduction of internal noise and vibrations, thus considerably relieving the burden on the crew.

The most advanced infantry fighting vehicle in the world

The PUMA IFV in images

The PUMA in various mission scenarios.

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