The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation has handed over the Kodiak armoured engineer vehicle (AEV) to the Royal Netherlands Army, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 31 May.
The Dutch army has received the Kodiak AEV.Photo by: Dutch MoD
The Netherlands is co-operating with Sweden on the procurement of 10 Dutch and six Swedish Kodiaks.
The AEV was developed by Rheinmetall Landsysteme and RUAG.
The Kodiak will be available for the NATO Response Force Very High Readiness Joint Task Force in 2019, the Dutch MoD said.
The Kodiak project dates from the 1990s but was delayed by the changing international security environment, defence cutbacks, and teething problems, according to the MoD.