On 15 December 2017 Rheinmetall transfered the first of two heavily protected Survivor R transport vehicles to the Saxony State Police. The second system will be delivered before Christmas. The Free State of Saxony ordered the two vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) in February of this year. Forming part of an extensive anti-terror package, the vehicles will be used to equip special police units in Saxony.
The Survivor R is a compelling symbol of Rheinmetall’s extraordinary expertise in the worlds of security and mobility. Developed in cooperation with Achleitner, a maker of special vehicles, it is the perfect answer for robust law enforcement operations. Vehicles of this type are especially important in high-risk situations when police special operators have to be safely transported to the area of operations or for evacuating persons from the danger zone.
Among other things, Saxony’s two Survivor R vehicles feature a special signalling system; an integrated, remotely controlled observation turret with optronics and effectors; a high-performance loudspeaker; and a hydraulically operated rear ramp for rapid entry and exit. A powerful 340 HP engine with torque of 1,250 Nm gives the 17-tonne vehicle an outstanding mobility. Moreover, the environmentally friendly Survivor R meets the latest Euro 6 emission norms.
The armoured monocoque cabin provides the crew with all-round protection from multiple threats. Ergonomically designed, the well-lit interior offers sufficient space for crewmembers and their personal equipment as well as extensive communications and command and control technology.
Systematic use of serially produced, standard commercial and military components has resulted in a reasonably priced vehicle – one which benefits from Rheinmetall MAN’s global service network, assuring efficient maintenance and repairs worldwide. This makes the Survivor R a cost-effective, easy-to-maintain vehicle platform with low lifecycle costs and outstanding operational readiness. The Berlin State Police have also ordered the Survivor R.