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RMMV announces Danish armed forces deal

26th April 2013 - 17:29 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) is to supply  the Danish armed forces with 14 heavyweight protected recovery vehicles under a deal announced on 26 February.

Weighing some 36mt, the Heavy Tactical Recovery Vehicle (HTRV) is based on the RMMV SX45 8x8 chassis that, according to the company, combines extreme stability, safety and crew comfort with high levels of manoeuvrability, whether on the road or in the toughest terrain.

The vehicles have Level 3/3 ballistic and anti-mine protection keep the crew safe from small arms fire and IED blasts.

The vehicles include integrated Miller recovery modules that are able to recover heavy disabled vehicles weighing up to 40mt or containers weighing up to 17mt quickly and safely, even in extreme conditions. The company stated that: ‘The RMMV HTRV thus ideally complements the array of equipment fielded by modern armies: many of the tactical and logistical vehicles with protective modules used in deployed operations today have become heavier, making a high-performance recovery capacity imperative’.

The recovery module of the RMMV HTRV is made by the US company Miller Industries Towing Equipment. Miller is a global leader in recovery vehicles. The equipment includes a heavy rotator recovery and lifting crane with an output of 75mt, together with two independently controllable Rotzler HZ090 winches and a Rotzler TR200 main recovery winch with 30mt tractive force. It also features various mission-specific items of equipment. Integration of the Miller recovery module will take place at MAN Trucks Bus in Denmark, thus constituting a 100% offset transaction.

The Danish armed forces will be the first in mainland Europe to introduce the RMMV HTRV. Denmark already has a number of tactical and logistical vehicles from the company’s HX and SX families in its inventory.

Deliveries will begin in the first quarter of 2014, and are scheduled to conclude in the second quarter of 2015.

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