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IDV Delivers First Dutch Manticore 12kN MTV

IDV Manticore 12kN MTV [© IDV: Rick Sanders]

IDV (Iveco Defence Vehicles) delivers the first MTV (Multirole Tactical Vehicle) Manticore 12kN vehicle to the Dutch Armed Forces.

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Press Release, Bolzano, 30 November 2023: In 2019, IDV has signed a contract with the Dutch COMMIT to provide 1,185 medium multirole protected vehicles within the ’12kN & RCWS’ project. The delivery ceremony of the first unit was held on November 30th, 2023, at the NEDS exhibition in Rotterdam in presence of Vice Admiral Jan Willem Hartman, Commander of the Materiel and IT Command (COMMIT) and National Armaments Director.

IDV, a company of Iveco Group, delivered the first 12kN vehicle to the Dutch Armed Forces. The handover ceremony of the Manticore, which is the name given to the 12kN vehicles by the Dutch Armed Forces, was held during this year’s edition of the NIDV Exhibition for Defence and Security (NEDS) in presence of Vice Admiral Jan Willem Hartman, Commander of the Materiel and IT Command (COMMIT) and National Armaments Director.

The delivery of the first vehicle represents an important milestone in the consolidation of the strategic partnership between the Dutch MoD and IDV, further emphasising the company’s commitment to playing an important role in the multirole vehicle segment for defence and homeland security missions.

IDV’s MTV (Multirole Tactical Vehicle) is designed to combine high tactical 4×4 mobility, optimal off-road performance, outstanding modularity, advanced system integration capabilities as well as high crew protection paired with excellent payload capability. This high-performance vehicle with its range of several configurations such as Hard Top, Soft Top, Pick-up, Casualty Transport, Personnel Transport and Command Post can efficiently be adapted to meet the needs of all military users including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Military Police.

Handover of first IDV Manticore 12kN MTV at NEDS [IDV press release image]

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