Rheinmetall wins Survivor R vehicles supply contract in Germany

Rheinmetall has secured a contract from the Free State of Saxony in Germany for two Survivor R protected tactical operations vehicles.

Planned for delivery this year, the vehicles form part of a €15m anti-terror package, and would be used to equip special police units in Saxony.

The Survivor R vehicle is manufactured by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) and has been developed in cooperation with Achleitner.

Based on 4x4 MAN truck chassis, the high-mobility vehicle features a steel armour passenger compartment and is designed for a top speed of 100 km/h.

It combines tried-and-tested automotive engineering with Rheinmetall’s new protection technology.

The vehicle features an armoured monocoque body and can be individually and discretely equipped with add-on armour elements.

Its air filtration system is claimed to provide protection from nuclear, biological and chemical agents.

The vehicle’s interior is lit properly, well designed and spacious to carry up to ten people with their personal kit.

Rheinmetall is divided into two operational units: Rheinmetall Defence and Rheinmetall Automotive.

The company’s portfolio of public security products covers capabilities such as reconnaissance and surveillance, command and control, cyber operations, firearms, force protection, and mobility.