Supacat and Rheinmetall partner to deliver military vehicles to Dutch Army


Supacat has partnered with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Netherlands (RMMV NL) to deliver 12kN air assault (AASLT) and 12kN light-weight protected vehicles for the Royal Netherlands Army.

The agreement has been signed in support of the Defence-wide Wheeled Vehicle Replacement (DVOW) programme.

Supacat head Phil Applegarth said: “The teaming agreement is based on a strong collaborative platform and the allocation of responsibilities will be based on ‘Best for Customer’ criteria.

“Both companies have demonstrated their agility in forming a solution that delivers an outstanding in-country product, which supports Dutch jobs for a Dutch requirement.”

Under the agreed terms, RMMV NL will be responsible for producing the vehicles designed by Supacat.

The Dutch Army will receive 500 12kN AASLT vehicles and 900 12kN light-weight protected vehicles.

RMMV NL managing director Coen van Leeuwen said: “Cooperation between Supacat and RMMV meets the requirements of this programme for the Dutch Army."

“Cooperation between Supacat and RMMV meets the requirements of this programme for the Dutch Army."

"A proven concept built in the Netherlands and supported by people who know how the Dutch Army operates is bound to succeed.”

Supacat said that RMMV NL is currently in the process of producing Boxer 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles for the Dutch Army at the local facility in Ede, Netherlands.

The Royal Netherlands Army comprises various units based in barracks across the country and abroad.

These units are said to protect national borders and offer support after emergencies, such as natural disasters.


Image: The Dutch Army will receive 500 12kN AASLT vehicles and 900 12kN light-weight protected vehicles. Photo: courtesy of Supacat.