The special police unit in Saxony received the Survivor R transport vehicles today, equipping its counter-terror special unit. A second vehicle will follow next week. The acquisition of armored vehicles was part of an extensive €15 million anti-terror package. The “Survivor” was presented last summer at a trade fair for police equipment in Leipzig. The Berlin State Police have also ordered the vehicle. Survivor R is produced by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) in cooperation with Austrian vehicle maker Achleitner.
Saxony’s two Survivor R vehicles feature an armored monocoque cabin that provides the crew with all-around protection from multiple threats. The equipment package includes special signaling 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 a 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.