On 30 June, Dutch special forces displayed some of its recently received VECTOR (Versatile Expeditionary Commando Tactical Off Road) 4×4 vehicles during Veterans’ Day parade, an annual day of remembrance for the country’s servicemen.
Among the military trucks and cars are shown at the event were modern locally developed VECTOR combat vehicles of the Dutch special forces.
The VECTOR ( Versatile Expeditionary Commando Tactial Off Road) is a lightweight, powerful with outstanding off-road characteristics combat vehicle developed by Defenture company. According to the company, it is the ideal choice for combat patrolling, air mobile operations and specialist interdiction missions.
The VECTOR’s corrosion resistant bodywork, stainless-steel central chassis, powerful engine and optional 4-wheel steering enable it to combine the elements of durability and high operational payload with dynamic mobility and a low vehicle weight when fully equipped.
The vehicle has a weight of 3,050 kg with a payload of 2,000 kg maximum. It can carry a total of 5 military personnel. The VECTOR can reach a maximum road speed of up to 170 km/h with a maximum cruising road range of 1,200km. It has a ground clearance of 0.3 m and fording depth of 0.86 m. It can negotiate gradients of 80 % to 90 % and vertical obstacle of 0.3 m.
The first vehicles were delivered to the Special Forces from Army of Netherlands on 21 December 2017.
— Klaas Meijer (@klaasm67) 30 June 2018