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Rheinmetall has been awarded a significant order from the procurement agency of Germany’s Federal Interior Ministry, the company writes in a press release. The company will supply a fleet of new all-terrain, protected multipurpose SURVIVOR R special response vehicles, to be known as the “SONDERWAGEN 5”.

Encompassing a fixed number of 55 vehicles, the order includes variants for the German Federal Police and the public order units of Germany’s state-level police forces. The contract’s volume is in the upper two-digit million-euro range, though the final order volume could be in the three-digit million-euro range thanks to options contained in the agreement for the purchase of additional vehicles.

The SURVIVOR R is to replace the SONDERWAGEN 4, which was introduced 35 years ago. In a first step, delivery of two sample vehicles is planned for 2022, which will undergo extensive trials, including full certification of the protection features. Delivery of the production vehicles is expected to begin in 2023 and to complete by 2026.
SURVIVOR R is based on a high-performance MAN 4×4 truck chassis.