Thursday, January 13, 2022
Survivor R ordered
Rheinmetall is upgrading the federal police
The federal government orders 55 more armored police vehicles from the armament company Rheinmetall. For the group, this means earnings in the double-digit million range. But the options can still increase the volume significantly.
The armament company Rheinmetall has received an order from the Federal Ministry of the Interior for 55 special armored vehicles of the Survivor R model for federal and riot police. The Düsseldorf-based group announced that the order value was in the high double-digits million euro range. Follow-up orders are also possible. Total order volumes could grow in the three-digit million range through agreed options for additional vehicles. For Rheinmetall, the order meant the expansion of the Public Safety Division.
According to the information, Survivor R will be the new “Sonderwagen 5”. It replaces the Special Wagon 4 introduced 35 years ago and will be run as the Special Wagon 5 in the future. In the first phase, two sample vehicles will be delivered this year.
According to Rheinmetall, the Survivor R is based on MAN’s truck chassis. The vehicles are powered by a 340 hp engine. The armored vehicle comes as standard with a ventilation system against nuclear, biological and chemical warfare agents. The interior can accommodate eleven people.
The vehicles came into the limelight of the general public three years ago when it became known that the vehicles had the Saxon SEK logo on the seat covers with an aesthetic closeness to Nazi symbolism. These were removed again. It featured – winged and surrounded by a laurel wreath – a crowned Saxon coat of arms held by two lions. The words “Special Operations Command” and “Saxony” at the top and bottom are reminiscent of Fraktur in broken script. Fraktur was the widely printed script for centuries and was still widely used in the form of the so-called German script at the beginning of the Nazi era.
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