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Netherlands finally receives Kodiak AEV 3​

12th June 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Royal Netherlands Army has finally received its first Kodiak Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV) 3, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 6 June.

The Netherlands ordered ten Kodiak vehicles in 2008 under a joint purchasing arrangement with Sweden. Sweden, which ordered six vehicles, received its first unit in 2011.

Based on the Leopard 2 chassis, the Kodiak AEV 3 was developed by Rheinmetall Landsysteme together with Swiss technology company RUAG. The vehicle is a heavy-duty combat engineering system with a mine-protected MBT chassis and 1,100kW diesel engine for high mobility and protection. It is equipped with a powerful hinged-arm excavator with different excavator tools, a dozer system featuring cutting and tilt angle settings and a double-winch system consisting of two 9-ton capstan winches.

According to the MoD, the vehicles are yet to be fitted with a recently developed driver’s periscope meant for driving in poor visibility conditions.

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