THE Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (RNLMC) has replaced its aging fleet of logistic vehicles based in the Caribbean with a new fleet of Iveco Eurocargo 4×4 trucks, with many having the TEK Military seating ProTEK® HTM Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) units fitted.
The integration of the fleet has been carried out by VDL Defence Technologies in Eindhoven, with the fleet featuring a new composite flatbed to which the ROPS units are fitted. Working closely with VDL Defence Technologies, TEK Military Seating of Tunbridge Wells, which has its production base near Leicester, has manufactured a 12-seat solution per vehicle, divided into two six-seat units for ease of fitting and removal.Each HTM (Human Transport Module) unit features ProTEK® Light crew seats and conforms to European roll over protection standards. Whilst these units follow current production models, modifications had to be made to ensure that the extreme humidity would not affect the frames, so each frame was zinc and nylon coated and additional features included to ensure occupant safety was not compromised. ProTEK Light seats feature Coyote Brown military fabric designed for extreme environments which is fully rot proofed.
TEK Military Seating units are also fitted to several UK MoD armoured vehicle types including FOXHOUND, RIDGBACK and WARRIOR.