HENSOLDT is increasing the efficiency of its MUSS (= Multifunctional Self-Safety System) self-protection system for armoured automobiles to be able to detect and push back further, newly rising threats. With the additional improvement commissioned by the Federal Workplace of Bundeswehr Gear, Info Know-how and In-Service Help (BAAINBw), the “MUSS 2.0” is to be optimised in measurement, weight and variety of assemblies. On the similar time, the capabilities within the space of missile, projectile and laser detection are to be doubled.

In future, “MUSS 2.0” may also detect second-generation laser rangefinders. The sensor heads additionally detect laser beam riders, that are used to manage guided missiles. With the assistance of the brand new laser rider, not solely the directional decision but in addition the risk identification functionality is elevated. As a result of elevated computing energy of the central unit, further missile and projectile threats might be detected in addition to new functions similar to HFI (Hostile Fireplace Indication) might be applied. As well as, the interfaces have been expanded to incorporate the NATO Generic Automobile Structure (NGVA) so as to have the ability to port “MUSS 2.0” to different platforms in a short while.


With the second era “MUSS”, HENSOLDT intends to open up the marketplace for medium armoured troop automobiles, infantry preventing automobiles and battle tanks as a pure mushy kill or so-called layered system each nationally and internationally. Over the previous eight years, greater than 350 meeting kits for the primary batch of the “PUMA” infantry preventing automobile have already been delivered from the first-generation MUSS. This makes “MUSS” the one lively mushy kill safety system for floor automobiles in operational use that has been delivered in collection worldwide.

The usage of MUSS drastically reduces the chance of being hit by an anti-tank guided missile or a laser-guided weapon. A “MUSS” system includes 4 warning sensors, a central unit, an IR jammer and a directional smoke launcher with management electronics. The warning sensor detects approaching missiles and laser beams directed on the automobile. The central unit then triggers infrared measures to intrude with the missile management and/or pyrotechnical countermeasures.

HENSOLDT additional optimises the prevailing system with “MUSS 2.0“. (Photograph by HENSOLDT)