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FENNEK AD – Usable in many different fields

The command and function version – known to Dutch troops as the AD (Allgemeine Dienste or “General Service”) – is a universal vehicle. In place of observation and reconnaissance equipment, it has material stowage space for use in various missions. The Netherlands’ engineering troops have been using this vehicle variant since 2005.

Performance characteristics of the FENNEK AD

Its low silhouette and quiet running make it perfect for reconnaissance missions

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Crew

3-man crew consisting of commander, radio operator/observer and driver

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Power

Power pack with 177 kW performance

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Long-term monitoring

Self-sufficient for up to 5 days on missions

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Barely visible

Low-profile silhouette – ideal for reconnaissance

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Stowage compartment

Space to stow additional equipment

Crew

3-man crew consisting of commander, radio operator/observer and driver

Power

Power pack with 177 kW performance

Long-term monitoring

Self-sufficient for up to 5 days on missions

Barely visible

Low-profile silhouette – ideal for reconnaissance

Stowage compartment

Space to stow additional equipment

Facts about the FENNEK AD

Extremely mobile, high reconnaissance performance, quiet and self-sufficient for up to 5 days

The FENNEK owes its outstanding performance capability to an ideal combination of reconnaissance capabilities, mobility, manoeuvrability and camouflage. The three-man crew – driver, commander and radio operator/observer – can operate self-sufficiently for five days. Equipment, operating supplies, drinking water and food are carried in the vehicle. Air-transportable in the C-130, the FENNEK can even be transported to remote deployment zones quickly and easily. With a total weight of up to 12 t, the FENNEK can easily handle inclinations of over 60% and slopes of over 35%. It has a turn circle of 13 m, and fording capability of 1 m in water.

Thanks to an automatic central tyre inflation system, the vehicle can adjust perfectly to the ground conditions at hand. Its high-performance power pack is complemented by its engageable all-wheel drive, fully automatic manual transmission and distributor gearbox. The H-drivetrain enables its short construction and low centre of gravity, which guarantee high mobility, even on tough terrain. The use of cutting-edge engine technology gives the FENNEK a range of nearly 1,000 km.

Additional information

Equipment features of the FENNEK AD

  • High mobility, even on tough terrain
  • Autonomous missions for up to 5 days
  • Air-transportable in C-130/160
  • High-performance power pack with engageable all-wheel drive
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Optimally meets the requirements for recon missions behind enemy lines

The armed forces of Germany, the Netherlands and Qatar rely on the target localisation precision and mobility of the FENNEK AD.

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Length

5.58 m

Width

2.55 m

Height (vehicle roof)

1.79 m

Weight

12 t

Engine performance

177 kW

Speed

> 100 km/h

Range

1,000 km

Armaments

40mm automatic grenade launcher, 7.62 x 51 or 50 cal. machine gun

Crew

3 persons

Protection

Ballistic, mine, IED

Observation and reconnaissance equipment (ORE) ensures high-level reconnaissance capabilities. Thermal imager, CCD daylight camera and laser range finder are integrated in a sensor head extendable up to a height of 3.30 m. A vertically and laterally adjustable pan & tilt head allows the sensor head to be used in dismounted operation on a tripod up to 40 m away from the vehicle and operated via control cable from inside the vehicle. ORE allows detection and identification of targets at great ranges by day and by night.

Observation and reconnaissance are supported by a hybrid navigation system, which determines the vehicle’s own position and the direction north with great accuracy using both GPS (global positioning system) and inertial navigation system (INS). The laser range finder and ORE control unit are used to determine the site coordinates of detected objects, which are then processed by the system control unit before being automatically transmitted to a digital tactical map. With the German troops, this is done by way of the weapon and fire control system (FüWES), while universal interfaces enable trouble-free use of alternative, country-specific hard and software.

The FENNEK AD in operation

The FENNEK AD shows its strengths on tough terrain.

The FENNEK AD – High reconnaissance performance combined with maximum mobility

The FENNEK AD in pictures

Image material of the FENNEK AD from exercises and missions in various situations

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