Iveco Defence Vehicles, a company of CNH Industrial N.V., has signed a contract with the Dutch Ministry of Defence to initially provide 918 medium multirole protected vehicles denominated “12kN” to the Dutch Armed Forces.
The signing ceremony was held on November 28, 2019 at the NIDV exhibition in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in the presence of Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard, Director of the Defence Material Organization (DMO).
The contract was announced in September 2019.
The acquisition is part of Dutch Armed Forces’ 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 hardtop, 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 of 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.