Iveco Defence Vehicles, a company of CNH Industrial N.V., announced on Sept. 12 that it has been awarded a contract by the Dutch Ministry of Defence to provide 1275 medium multirole protected vehicles denominated “12kN”.
The acquisition is part of the Defence-wide Replacement Programme of Wheeled Vehicles (DVOW – Defensiebrede Vervanging Operationele Wielvoertuigen), with deliveries from 2022 through 2026.
The Iveco Defence Vehicles’ Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) is designed to combine high tactical 4×4 mobility, optimal off-road performance and high crew protection, together with an excellent payload capability.
Outstanding modularity and system integration capabilities are guaranteed across all range variants such as hard top, soft top, pick up, casualty transport and personnel transport, in order to support all different Military users, from Army to Marines, Navy, Air Force, Special Operational Units and Military Police.
High reliability, ease of maintenance and low through life cycle costs were core requirements during the design of MTV, guiding the choice of the main assemblies towards components with proven performance and reliability over many millions kilometers in the most diversified and demanding environmental conditions.
Over the years, Iveco Defence Vehicles has delivered many vehicles to the Dutch Army from its wide commercial and military product range such as the Iveco Stralis 6×2 long haulage trucks, the Trakker 8×8 for the Army’s Fire Department and the EuroCargo 4×4 delivered to the Dutch Marines for the Caribbean territories.
This award represents an important milestone in the consolidation of the strategic partnership between the Dutch MoD and Iveco Defence Vehicles, confirming once again the leadership of the company in the multirole vehicle segment for defense and homeland security missions.