Survivor R 4x4

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Survivor R
The SURVIVOR R offers an ideal combination of mobility and protection and delivering an optimal support solution for modern Police and Security Forces.

Based on a 320hp (235kW) 4x4 truck chassis by MAN, SURVIVORR is equipped with an armoured crew compartment by Rheinmetall combining proven series production automotive components with state-of-the-art protection technology of the leading military system provider in Germany.

The armoured steel hull can be discretely up-armoured with adaptive protection elements to counter changing threat scenarios. The gas-tight monocoque can be equipped with a CBRN ventilation system to protect the crew against nuclear, biological and chemical warfare agents.

The interior is bright and ergonomically designed, easy to clean and offers sufficient space for a crew of up to 10 persons including personal equipment and various command and communication equipment. An auxiliary heating and a powerful air conditioning system provide a comfortable and
ergonomic operational environment for the crew all year round.

The consistent use of COTS and MOTS components enables short delivery times and worldwide maintenance and repair within the Rheinmetall/MAN service network. The SURVIVOR R offers its users a reliable, easy-to-maintain vehicle platform with maximum operational readiness and
low life cycle costs.

On request, the SURVIVOR R can be equipped with a wide range of customer specific requirements. Possible equipment components include a dozer blade, ladder, multi-purpose roof structure, weapon station, CBRN protective ventilation system, high-performance loudspeakers, searchlight/IR headlights and windshield protection.
Main features
  • Based on a series production MAN truck chassis
  • Available in latest Euro 6 emission standard
  • Cost-efficient logistics and low life cycle costs
  • Large protected crew compartment for up to10 crew members
  • Modular and scalable add-on protection
  • Global service by Rheinmetall and MAN
Optional equipment
  • CBRN protective ventilation system
  • Run-flat elements and tyre sidewall protection
  • Windscreen protection (protective grid or polycarbonate)
  • High pressure windscreen washer system
  • Fire extinguishing system for engine compartment/underbody
  • Fire suppression system for interior
  • Riot control grid/dozer blade/battering ram
  • Hydraulic/electric winches (up to 100kN)
  • Mobile tactical ladder system
  • Search light/IR light
  • Observation/reconnaissance equipment
  • High-performance loudspeaker
Survivor R - Special operations vehicle
Other vehicle variants


Rheinmetall’s Skymaster Mobile C-UAS (the initials stand for “Counter-Unmanned Aerial System”) is intended for use in tightly controlled airspace. The system enables detection, classification and – where necessary – interception and capture of extremely small aerial vehicles such as drones.

The roof module features an advanced 3D ASEA search radar with 360° coverage and an electro-optical verifier. This lets the operator identify objects detected by the radar from the safety of the protected interior of the vehicle. If required, additional detection sensors such as a passive emitter locator (PEL) and a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system can also be integrated, as can other sensors and datalinks.

If a target poses a threat, a number of effectors are at the operator’s disposal. These include various catch-and-carry interceptor drones as well as directional jammers.

The integrated Skymaster command system aids the operator by means of data fusion and automatic generation of a local air situation picture. It also exchanges information with the air situation and command networks of local air traffic control authorities. Integration into higher-echelon unmanned traffic management systems is possible as well.



Rheinmetall’s CBRN reconnaissance systems and vehicles provide the world’s most advanced means of countering CBRN attacks.

The primary mission of SURVIVOR R CBRN is to detect, identify, mark, sample and report chemical, biological and radiological contamination and provide forecast information to units deployed in the area of operations.

The SURVIVOR R CBRN is equipped with fully automated detectors for nuclear radiation as well as sensors for identifying chemical warfare agents and other hazardous materials. These include a remote standoff sensor for detecting distant clouds of chemical agents, providing immediate analysis and warning. Moreover, the SURVIVOR R CBRN can operate on the move.

In addition to its inherent identification capabilities the system can collect samples from soil, water, and ground for later reference analysis. It allows real-time transmission of all relevant CBRN information up the chain of command as well as immediate marking of contaminated areas to enhance the survivability and mobility of ground forces.

On TV – "JP" on tour with Survivor

Recently, Jean Pierre Kraemer, well known from the German TV series "PS-Profis", had the chance to drive with the Survivor R. He tested the special response vehicle thoroughly. Take a look at his test drive, that, even for JP, was far from ordinary!
(video language: German)

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