Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) has been awarded a contract to deliver its heavy tactical recovery vehicles (HTRV) to the Danish armed forces.
The contract covers supply of a total of 14 HTRVs, each weighing approximately 36t, and combining extreme stability, safety and crew comfort with enhanced manoeuvrability, both on the road and challenging terrain.
Based on the combat proven RMMV SX45 8x8 welded closed-box chassis, the vehicle also features an integrated Miller recovery module for rapid and safe recovery of heavy disabled vehicles weighing up to 40t or containers weighing up to 17t, even under harsh environmental conditions.
Introduced at the 2010 Eurosatory Defence and Security international exhibition in Paris, France, the fully air-conditioned vehicle offers level 3/3b ballistic and anti-mine protection, safeguarding the crew from small arms fire and improvised explosive device (IED) blasts in the battlefield.
Equipped with a cab-mounted weapon station, the vehicle features a heavy rotator recovery and lifting crane with an output of 75m, two independently controllable Rotzler HZ090 winches, and a direct Rotzler TR200 main recovery winch with 30 tractive force for 360° operations around the recovery vehicle.
The NBC protected-vehicle is able to operate at temperatures ranging from 49°C to -35°C and -46°C, and has a maximum fording depth of 1,500mm in salt and freshwater, and assured mobility in rough offroad conditions.
The contract marks introduction of the RMMV HTRV in the European mainland, and the Danish Army, which currently possess several tactical and logistical vehicles from the company's HX and SX families in its inventory.
Integration of the Miller recovery module is scheduled to be carried out at MAN Trucks Bus in Denmark, representing a 100% offset transaction, with deliveries starting in 2014 and completing in the second quarter of 2015.
Image: The heavy tactical recovery vehicle can safely recover heavy disabled vehicles weighing up to 40t under challenging environments. Photo: © 2013 Rheinmetall Defence.