M-Hero 917 gets more badass and becomes a communications command vehicle

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Today at the 2024 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai StarWin Satcom and Dongfeng’s Mengshi jointly unveiled the communications command version of the M-Hero 917.

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It’s claimed to be the world’s first vehicle-installed integrated 5G+A/6G base station solution. The technology provides the vehicle with strong communications capabilities, whether in urban or remote areas, to ensure a stable network connection.

Satellite communications come via a RUV-900 ultra-thin phased array dynamic satellite Internet terminal. This enables full Ku-band coverage, nanosecond electronic scanning antennas, up to 100Mbps on-board bandwidth, and fast auto-lock satellite networking. What this means is that users can have real-time, unrestricted and secure video calls while performing tasks in complex environments, and ensuring rapid upload of data such as pictures and instructions.

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The vehicle may actually be genuine rather than some show concept with Fast Technology reporting that it will used in situations like emergency support, search and rescue, and in situations where confidential communications are required.

The M-Hero 917 is produced by Dongfeng and also gets referred to as the Mengshi 917 and Warrior. It publicly debuted at last year’s Shanghai Auto Show and deliveries began in 2023. Both full EV and EREV versions are available. Fully electric versions use a 142.7 kWh CATL Qilin battery which gives 505 km range.

The satellite dish mounted on the roof of the Mengshi 917 communications command vehicle

The communications command version however is based on the range-extended version of the M-Hero 917. It uses a 1.5T  DFMC15TP1 engine as the range extender which maximum power of 145 kW. Unlike the fully electric 917 it has three rather than four electric motors and the total power of these is 600 kW down from 800 kW on the EV.

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Dimensions of the communications command version are 5096, 2080 and 2314 (l/w/h) and the wheelbase is 2950 mm. Curb weight is 3500 kg. Battery capacity is 65.8 kWh and the combined range is 600 km (CLTC).

And as further proof that the car is badass, it meets the Class B explosion-proof standard of public security, coming with explosion-proof coating, TPE glass explosion-proof film, and run-flat tires. No doubt with specs like these that we will see the car in the next Wolf Warrior film.

Sources: Fast Technology, IT House,

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