The ATTV light tactical vehicle is being built by Defenture BV. Image courtesy of GDELS.
The ATTV can accommodate up to four personnel and a gunner. Image courtesy of GDELS.
The ATTV tactical vehicle has a range of 1,200km. Image courtesy of GDELS.
The gross vehicle weight of the ATTV is 4,500kg. Image courtesy of Defenture BV.
The ATTV was launched at the EUROSATORY 2014 exhibition in Paris, France. Image courtesy of Defenture BV.

ATTV vehicle

ATTV (Air Transportable Tactical Vehicle) is a new super-light tactical vehicle being built by the Dutch firm Defenture for use in the military and special forces operations.

The vehicle was launched at the Land and Airland Defence and Security international exhibition, EUROSATORY 2014, held in Paris, France. General Dynamics European Land Systems markets the vehicle in Europe under an agreement with Defenture BV.

The ATTV is a new member of General Dynamics European Land Systems’ light tactical vehicleline including EAGLE (4×4 and 6×6), DURO, and Super Light Tactical Vehicle QUAD.

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Defenture signed a contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation in July 2013 to manufacture and deliver 50 new ATTV light tactical vehicles for use by the Commando Corps special forces of the Royal Netherlands Army. Deliveries under the order are expected to commence in 2015.

Design and features of ATTV

The ATTV lightweight tactical vehicle is based on a centre tubular chassis platform, which allows for quick reconfiguration of the vehicle to meet various mission needs. It offers rugged reliability and superior agility.

The vehicle can be air transportable internally by medium helicopters such as CH-53 Sea Stallion and CH-47 Chinook.

Length of the ATTV is 4.95m long, whilst the height is 1.84m. It also has a wheelbase of 3.1m, whilst the overall width of the vehicle without mirrors is 1.8m. The kerb weight and maximum payload weights are 2,250kg each, while the gross vehicle weight (GVW) is approximately 4,500kg.

Up to four troops and a gunner can be accomodated by the vehicle, Its lightweight, unique design allows for the installation of optional equipment, including a self-recovery winch, latest communications, jammers, additional radios and other soldier equipment.

Armament and self-protection

The ATTV military tactical vehicle features a foldable ring-mount on the roof to carry a 50 calibre machine gun. Both the front and rear sections can be fitted with swing mounts to hold machine guns. The vehicle can also be equipped with one ammo box and smoke grenade launchers.

Ballistic and anti-mine kits can be integrated in to the vehicle to provide all-round protection up to STANAG 4569 level 1. It can be additionally installed with armour products developed by TenCate Advanced Armour.

ATTV’s engine

The ATTV 4×4 wheeled vehicle is powered by a four-stroke, M160053-B diesel engine developed by Steyr. The engine generates a power output of 160kW and a torque of 500Nm. It is coupled to ZF 6HP280 six-speed, automatic transmission.

The power-to-weight ratios at curb weight and GVW are 35.5kW/t and 71.1kW/t respectively. The vehicle also has a 102l / 130l fuel tank and can carry an additional fuel jerrycan of 140l.

A power-assisted steering system is installed in to the vehicle, which can be optionally provided with a second axle steering to reduce the turning circle diameter. It has 40% limited-slip differentials at the front and rear.

“Defenture signed a contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation in July 2013 to manufacture and deliver 50 new ATTV light tactical vehicles for use by the Commando Corps special forces of the Royal Netherlands Army.”

The 275/65/18 tyres provide increased mobility in all terrain conditions.

The vehicle also consists of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) two-stage transfer case, A-arms suspension, prop-shaft 2x axles, and four Rennsport brake discs with a diameter of 340mm each.


A maximum speed of up to 170km / h can be attained by the ATTV at high range and 95km / h at low range. It has a range of 1,200km on road, ground clearance of 0.3m and fording depth of 0.86m. Meanwhile, wall-to-wall turning circle diameter is 13m.

The vehicle’s approach and departure angles are 50º each, whereas the ramp over angle is 150º. The ATTV can negotiate gradients of 80% to 90% and vertical obstacle of 0.3m.

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