Rheinmetall is presenting its HX 10×10 Heavy Recovery Vehicle, or HRV at the ongoing CANSEC 2019 exhibition in Ottawa, Canada.
The HX 10×10 HRV combines high off-road mobility with a heavy-duty recovery capability. It is able to recover vehicles in suspended as well as supported (underlift) tow mode. Highly mobile, the 10×10 vehicle features an underlift with a capacity of up to 15 tons as well as a recovery boom. The recovery boom is a very versatile recovery system. It includes a crane with a lifting capability of up to 23 tons (at 60 degrees elevation fully extended), two independent winches (Rotzler HZ090) for righting vehicles, and a constant pull (capstan) main winch (Rotzler TR200). The recovery boom enables 360° operations around the recovery vehicle. The HX 10 x 10 HRV can tow a hook load of up to 15 tons. The gross train weight is 75 tons.
The vehicle offers a high degree of protection against ballistic, mine and IED threats when utilized with an integrated armoured cabin. Vehicles can be “fitted for but not with”. This means that they can be fitted with an integrated armoured cabin level.
With some 10,000 vehicles now in service around the globe, the HX numbers among the world’s most widely used military trucks, with abundant operational experience. The HX family comes in variants ranging from 4×4 to 10×10, configured for a multitude of different missions: cargo trucks and heavy-duty recovery vehicles, tankers, firing units and system platforms as well as folding-road and bridge-laying systems. The engines that power these trucks are designed for outputs of up to 680 HP.
Other special capabilities include a standard fording depth of 1.5 metres without prior preparation. Moreover, the state-of-the-art engines that power these trucks feature full F34 compatibility in accordance with the NATO single fuel concept.
Particularly in multinational operations, the worldwide presence of RMMV (Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles) vehicles offers major advantages in terms of interoperability and logistics. Among others, the current list of user nations includes the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark. Norway and Sweden have both placed substantial orders with RMMV as well.