Defenture has a rich history in and intimate knowledge of automotive engineering, accumulated in the automotive industry, defence industry and various motorsport disciplines.
Founded by rally driver Gerard Rond, and in the beginning supported by the renowned vehicle manufacturer VDL, the Dutch start-up Defenture kicked-off with research & development in 2013. Serial production of its high-end infantry vehicle started in 2017 for the Dutch SF. The official transfer of the complete serie of 75 ATTV’s took place in July 2020. The Dutch SF called the ATTV ‘VECTOR’. VECTOR stands for Versatile Expeditionary Commando Tactical Off Road. The Vector replaced the Mercedes-Benz (MB) G280 CDI.
Only a month after the official transfer of the ATTV’s, Defenture signed a new contract with the Dutch MoD for delivering 249 Military Diesel Quads (MDQ). The MDQ initially intended for the action of Dutch special operation forces in mission areas. The Ministry of Defence has since expanded the user group. The 11 Airmobile Brigade, the Dutch SF forces (KCT) and the Dutch Marine Corps (KMARNS) will also receive the MDQ.