The highest possible levels of tactical and strategic mobility, combat effectiveness, and maximum survivability are all key requirements for modern military vehicles. To response to this new requests, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles presents at Eurosatory 2014, the Survivor-R. The new vehicle can be viewed on Rheinmetall’s stand (outdoor D 211) at Eurosatory 2014. The displayed demonstrator is configured for a CBRN-Reconnaissance role, this a major core competence of Rheinmetall Defence.
The highest possible levels of tactical and strategic mobility, combat effectiveness, and maximum survivability are all key requirements for modern military vehicles.
Meeting these requirements is now considered essential for all vehicle types, and not only those designed for traditional combat roles. Command and control, transport/logistics and assorted other mission-specific role designs from all service branches must now all be capable of meeting and dealing with the variety of asymmetric threats now likely to be encountered. Such threats can include hostile fire, assorted IED-style attacks, CBRN agents and even climatic and terrain extremes.
At the same time, the vast majority of user nations worldwide are facing extensive budget cuts and the pressure to reduce the procurement and lifecycle costs of their future vehicle fleets.
Jointly developed by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) and Achleitner, the Survivor R offers users a perfectly balanced combination of mobility, protection and payload.
Based on comprehensively militarized MAN TGM truck chassis and automotives, the Survivor R uses only series-produced components, making it one of the most cost-effective solutions available today.
Powered by a 330 hp high-sulphur fuel tolerant MAN diesel engine and making use of the extensive all-wheel drive expertise of MAN and Achleitner, the Survivor R combines excellent mobility and driving/ handling characteristics in all operating environments.
The armoured monocoque cabin provides very high levels of protection and one of the highest internal volumes in its class. With an unladen weight of 11,000 kg and up to 4,000 kg of military payload the Survivor R offers an outstanding payload to weight ratio in the 15,000 kg vehicle class. This combination of protection, workspace and payload makes Survivor R the ideal platform for requirements involving various mission kits and complex systems integrations.
The Survivor R is air transportable inside the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
With through-life support based on the worldwide service, support and manufacturing networks of Rheinmetall and MAN, the Survivor R can offer users both: supportability, high levels of operational availability and genuine service longevity.