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Eurosatory 2022: Hybrid-drive armoured 8x8 points to versatile future

21st June 2022 - 12:42 GMT | by Samuel Beal in London


With various mission modules, Genesis is designed to function as an APC, NBC detection vehicle, self-propelled howitzer or reconnaissance vehicle. (Photo: Sam Beal)

A new hybrid-drive 8x8 wheeled platform from FFG offers stealthy movement and a very low heat signature.

FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft exhibited its 8x8 wheeled hybrid-drive Genesis armoured vehicle at Eurosatory 2022. Combining a modular vehicle concept with hybrid-drive technology, the platform houses the power generation system, drive system, driver cabin and essential subsystems.

The standardised system, seen in a demonstrator version during the Paris trade show last week, is intended to be configured for a wide range of operations with the addition of different mission modules.

The Genesis project is entirely self-financed, part of a broader bid by FFG to underscore its innovative credentials in the realms of electrification, software and autonomy.

The vehicle boasts full

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Samuel Beal


Samuel Beal

Samuel Beal is a contributor to Shephard Media and is currently reading for a master’s …

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