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Multi-Mission Effects Vehicle

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An MMEV being driven down the road.
An MMEV being shown off at a Canadian Forces base.

The Multi-Mission Effects Vehicle (MMEV) is a dual-purpose short range surface-to-air and anti-tank platform in use in the Canadian Army. It is based on Air Defense Anti-Tank System (ADATS) technology, and integrated onto an 8×8 wheeled LAV III.

In late September 2005, the DND announced a $9B project for 360 MMEVs. Prime contractor for the first, $100M phase of the project was to be Oerlikon Contraves Canada. The Canadian Forces worked with DRDC and Canadian industry through the Technology Demonstration Program to develop fire control systems and ergonomics that would directly contribute to the development of the MMEV. Oerlikon Contraves Canada was selected for the MMEV project since it owns the intellectual property rights to the ADATS technology, the cornerstone of the new MMEV system.

The MMEV is designed to engage fixed wing aircraft and helicopters at low to medium altitudes (20+ km), and land-based targets at up to 8km. The MMEV is designed with a full ISTAR platform, enabling to communicated with NATO and Tri-Services of the Canadian Forces.

The MMEV integrates the latest technology, such the Oerlikon Contraves search-and-acquisition X-Tar 3D radar providing a very high detection probability, covering a range of 25 kilometres. A resistance to electronic and electro-optical systems built by Oerlikon / Rheinmetall.


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