BBK testing the extreme off-road Unimog.
Until the political situation turned around in no time around a year and a half ago, the German Federal Government assumed that it would never be faced with a military conflict in Europe again. This was a misconception, as is now known with regard to Ukraine. For the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe: BBK) in Bonn, this meant that the Federal Government had no extreme off-road rescue and recovery vehicles that can be used in civil protection in such situations.
Prepared for anything.
The German Federal Office took action and presented a multifunctional civil protection vehicle based on the Unimog U 5023 at the Interschutz trade fair last summer. An identical carrier vehicle has now been added. One Unimog is equipped with a swap body so that it can also accommodate containers for specific purposes as required.