IDEX 2015

More roles for Survivor R [IDX15D3]

25 February 2015

Being shown for the first time at IDEX 2015 is the Survivor R configured in the four-person command post role. The vehicles is a joint development between Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (Stand 09-A10) of Germany and Austria’s Achleitner.

Survivor R consists of a slightly modified Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles TGM 18 350 (4x4) cross-country chassis, with Achleitner providing the protection package.

The front-mounted engine compartment is protected to STANAG 4569 Level 1, with the monocoque crew compartment to a higher level, conforming to STANAG 4569 level 3 with mine protection to level 4a.

Maximum gross vehicle weight is quoted as 15 tonnes, of which 4.1 tonnes can be payload. The latter includes the crew, fuel and mission equipment.

The vehicle on display at IDEX is fitted with a battle management system, roof-mounted Kongsberg Nordic remote weapon station armed with a .50 machine gun, and banks of Rheinmetall ROSY grenade launchers.

It addition to the two doors on either side, the latest version of the Survivor R features twin doors at the rear, which allows it to be used for other roles, such as specialised ambulance, for which the vehicle could be fitted with equipment to assist in rapidly loading stretcher patients into the vehicle. Survivor R is powered by a MAN six-cylinder diesel developing 330hp, coupled to a TipMatic transmission and two-speed transfer case.

Standard equipment includes air-conditioning, NBC and a central tyre-inflation system.

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