The Dutch Ministry of Defence has unveiled the primary instance of the Manticore Medium Tactical Automobile (MTV). On 15 August 2019, State Secretary of Defence Barbara Visser introduced that the Ministry of Defence had chosen Italian truck producer IVECO to produce new mild tactical automobiles to the Dutch Armed Forces. The acquisition is a part of the Joint Alternative Programme of Wheeled Autos of the Dutch Ministry of Defence, with deliveries deliberate from early 2023 till 2028. The IVECO Medium Tactical Automobile (MTV), also referred to as IVECO Manticore, is designed by Italian producer IVECO Defence Autos as the longer term infantry mobility automobile for the Dutch Armed Forces.

Dutch Army Autos has been awarded the contract by IVECO Defence Autos to develop and produce over 1300 bodybuilding parts. These embrace Rear Cargo Our bodies (Onerous-Prime and Comfortable-Prime), Superstructures, and totally different variants of furnishing for these Superstructures. The Iveco MTV has been chosen for the 12 kN class, which signifies that the automobile shall be able to carrying payloads of roughly 1,200 kilograms. The MTV will operate in numerous roles and can substitute a number of ageing automobiles, together with variants of the M577 command submit automobiles, YPR-765 armoured personnel carriers and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen ‘Wolf’ off-road automobiles.


Within the Defensie Projectoverzicht (DPO, Defence Initiatives Overview) of September 2020, the Ministry of Defence introduced that the order for an extra 357 automobiles was delayed. An examination of the venture discovered that the present distribution of automobiles among the many service branches was sub-optimal. Consequently, a requirement for 100 automobiles was faraway from the venture and transferred to a brand new venture for amphibiously transportable automobiles for the Netherlands Marine Corps. The remaining 257 automobiles have been ordered by the present possibility within the contract.

Manticore weighs round 13,000 kg and has a payload of round 2,000 kg. The automobiles attain a most pace of 90 km/h powered by a NEF67 EUIII diesel engine. The hardtop variants may be armed with a distant managed weapon station (RCWS), 130 of which shall be even be delivered by Iveco. The fight variant consists of a hardtop and softtop variant which have been optimised for tactical use. The hardtop variant may be outfitted with the RCWS included within the contract and may host as much as 4 occupants. The softtop variant shall be makes use of by the Dutch particular operations forces, KCT and NLMARSOF.