Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Completes Handover of HX 8x8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles to New Zealand Defence Force

Date: Issue 111 - December 2021

Rheinmetall is pleased to announce the official handover of three HX 8x8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) at an official ceremony on November 25th, 2021, at the Trentham Military Camp in Wellington, New Zealand.

The successful delivery of the vehicles to the NZDF provides the New Zealand Army with important new capabilities, with the HX 8x8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles having enhanced recovery and mobility capabilities specifically developed to meet the current and future operational needs of the NZDF. The purchase of the HX 8x8 adds to the in-service medium and heavy operational vehicle fleet with NZDF. The Medium-heavy Operational Vehicles (MHOV) fleet, which was supplied by Rheinmetall, has had significant use already with NZDF in training, operations, and disaster relief both in New Zealand and offshore.