Rheinmetall announced on 28 March that it has achieved a first successful sale for its SURVIVOR R protected tactical operations vehicle. The Saxony State Police have ordered two vehicles as part of an extensive €15 million counter-terror package and will be delivered to special police units in Saxony this year.

Developed by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) in collaboration with Achleitner, SURVIVOR R is, “the perfect answer for robust law enforcement operations,” according to the company. Based on a high-performance 4x4 MAN truck chassis this high-mobility vehicle, with a top speed of 100km/h, combines tried-and-tested automotive engineering with state-of-the-art protection technology.

Depending on threat level, the armoured monocoque body can be enhanced with additional armour; the air filtration system – a standard feature – provides reliable protection from nuclear, biological and chemical agents; the interior is well lit, ergonomically designed and roomy enough to carry up to ten people with their personal equipment and a full range of communication and C2 systems.; systematic use of serially-produced, standard commercial and military components has resulted in a reasonably priced vehicle. These factors combine to make SURVIVOR R a cost-effective, easy to maintain vehicle with low lifecycle costs and outstanding operational readiness.

This strategically significant contract underscores Rheinmetall’s position as an important supplier in the public security domain, and is the Group’s first successful sale in the field of advanced protected law enforcement vehicles. The company’s portfolio of products for this domain covers a multitude of capabilities: reconnaissance and surveillance, C2, cyber operations, firearms, force protection, and mobility.


The Police for the State of Saxony is the first customer for Rheinmetall’s SURVIVOR R agile and heavily protected tactical vehicle. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

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