Defenture delivers first vehicle of follow-up series ATTV Air Transportable Tactical Vehicle for Dutch 11 Airmobile Brigade


On December 19, 2022, the Dutch Defence Materiel Organization (DMO), now known as COMMIT (Material and IT Command), granted Defenture a contract for the supply of 41 Air Transportable Tactical Vehicles (ATTVs). These vehicles, referred to as Defenture GRF (commonly known as VECTOR within the Dutch Ministry of Defence), are designated for use by the 11 Air Mobile Brigade (11 Luchtmobiele Brigade / 11LMB). On October 13, 2023, Defenture delivered the initial test vehicle to COMMIT. This vehicle will undergo comprehensive testing and receive all necessary communication equipment before being handed over to the 11 Air Mobile Brigade.
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 Presently, the Dutch Ministry of Defence possesses a fleet of 75 Defenture GRF vehicles (commonly known as VECTOR within the Dutch Ministry of Defence), primarily utilized by the Special Operation Forces (Korps Commandotroepen) (Picture source: Defenture)


Defenture takes great pride in the fact that the Dutch 11 Air Mobile Brigade will be deploying the GRF (VECTOR). Concurrently, Defenture is diligently assembling the remaining 40 vehicles as stipulated in the contract. For nearly a decade, Defenture has been a trusted supplier of light tactical and air transportable vehicles to the Dutch Ministry of Defence. Presently, the Dutch Ministry of Defence possesses a fleet of 75 GRF vehicles, primarily utilized by the Special Operation Forces (Korps Commandotroepen).

From the outset, Defenture has been committed to setting the GRF as the new benchmark within the realm of light tactical and air transportable mobile platforms. Consequently, the GRF has become the preferred mobile platform for numerous international Special Operations Forces and Air Mobile Brigades. The vehicle was collaboratively developed in close conjunction with the Dutch Special Operation Forces (Korps Commandotroepen) and renowned knowledge institutions. The GRF vehicles have been in operational use for several years now, and the global demand for them continues to escalate.

In 2020, COMMIT also awarded Defenture a contract encompassing the development, production, and maintenance of approximately 300 Military Diesel Quads, known as the SCORPION, for various Dutch Ministry of Defence units, including the Special Operation Forces and Royal Marines. Furthermore, Defenture is in the advanced stages of developing and delivering a larger vehicle derived from the GRF, with a payload capacity of approximately 4000 kg, known as the Mammoth. This particular vehicle is being developed in specific collaboration with the German Kommando Speziale Kräfte (KSK).

The future of military-specific modular vehicle systems is grounded in an identical platform, such as the Defenture GRF and Mammoth. These vehicles were meticulously developed in close cooperation with end-users and renowned knowledge institutions, ensuring uniformity and interoperability among systems for countries employing Defenture vehicles. Both the armed forces of Germany and Switzerland currently employ various versions and configurations from the Defenture portfolio.

To accommodate its growth, Defenture is undergoing significant expansion in terms of both personnel and infrastructure. Experts from the automotive and manufacturing industries are pooling their talents to produce, supply, and maintain the most dependable and secure vehicles, all while minimizing life cycle costs.

Henk van der Scheer, CEO of Defenture, stated, "Defenture has invested years in establishing a new standard in the light tactical segment. Our vehicles increasingly contribute to global safety and freedom. With the Defenture platforms, we guarantee that those who protect us can execute their missions as safely as possible and return safely from even the most challenging circumstances. Our mission is to make the impossible possible every day."


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Defenture unveiled its GRF (Vector) at DVD 2018 in Millbrook, UK (Picture source: Army Recognition)


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