KIEL, Germany, April 26 (UPI) -- The Danish armed forces have ordered German-made heavy tactical recovery vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles.
The 14 vehicles ordered each weigh about 30 tons and are based on the company's RMMV SX45, 8x8 chassis and feature a recovery module from Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. of the United States.
"The Danish armed forces will be the first on the European mainland to introduce the RMMV HTRV," Rheinmetall said. "Denmark already has a number of tactical and logistical vehicles from the company's HX and SX families in its inventory."
Delivery is to begin in the first quarter of 2014 and conclude in the second quarter of 2015.
The heavy tactical recovery vehicle is able to recover disabled vehicles weighing up to 40 tons or containers weighing up to 17 tons in on-road and off-road environments and has 3/3 ballistic and anti-mine protection.
It features a heavy rotator recovery and lifting crane and two independently controlled Rotzler HZ090 winches and a Rotzler TR200 main recovery winch with 30-ton tractive force.
Integration of the Miller recovery module will take place at MAN Trucks Bus in Denmark.