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Modern combat vehicles have a remarkable degree of mobility, even in difficult terrain. Nevertheless, they sometimes come because of a breakdown or a technical error to a standstill or stuck in snow or mud.

Situations like to supply these require device that is able to recover a broken-down vehicle or tow a defective vehicle and repair. And since the modern combat vehicles down more and more weight, the mountains vehicles require correspondingly more power.

The Norwegian Army possesses 40 battle tank type Leopard 2 A4NO, and at a weight of about 55 tons powerful device is required to recover to such a vehicle. The army relies on the rescue vehicles can be used effectively in a combat situation, as they said the combat vehicles are equipped with a comparable protection. For this reason, the Norwegian army has recently half a dozen bison 2 ARV - procured, whose main task is to rescue broken-down armored vehicles and tow (Armored Recovery Vehicle Armored Recovery Vehicle).

In addition, the Norwegian military in support of combat troops ordered the army six bison 2 AEV (Armored Engineer Vehicle - armored engineer vehicle).

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