Today the Dutch Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Iveco Defence Vehicles on an initial batch of 918 vehicles denominated “12kN.” The 12kN is a new generation of medium multirole protected vehicles especially designed for the Dutch Armed Forces. This acquisition is part of the 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 with off-road performance and high crew protection. “Outstanding modularity and system integration capabilities are guaranteed across all range variants such as hard top, 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,” Iveco stated. “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 kilometers in the most diversified and demanding environmental conditions.”