Rheinmetall to modernise more Buffalo vehicles
Rheinmetall will modernise a further 21 Buffalo armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs) for the Royal Netherlands Army under an order announced on 19 December for the second phase modernisation effort.
The company embarked on the effort in April 2019 when it was awarded a contract for the modernisation of four Buffalo ARVs.
Under this order, Rheinmetall will bring the 21 ARVs to the latest technological and tactical standard, extending their service life through to the year 2040.
Work will include complete overhaul of the individual armoured recovery vehicles and a new digital operating concept; the installation of advanced visualisation technology; mission packages featuring ballistic and mine protection; and new battlefield recovery equipment; as well as a universal transport platform. Also included in the contract are technical documentation, training and other services.
The Dutch armed forces will take delivery of the first vehicles at the beginning of 2021.
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