The Korps Mariniers (Netherlands Marine Corps) will receive a first DMV (Dutch Military Vehicle) Anaconda 4Ã—4 tactical military vehicles in 2019. The first 36 DMV Anaconda tactical military vehicles developed by the Deba Bedrijfswagens B.V. will be formally transferred to Korps Mariniers on 31 January 2019. Two months later, another 10 will follow. The new Anaconda Vehicle is for the 32nd Raiding Squadron (Dutch Caribbean Forces). The 32nd Raiding Squadron is stationed in Aruba and is responsible for the defence of the Netherlands Antilles.
The DMV (Dutch Military Vehicle) Anaconda is a 4×4 light utility vehicle in the seven-tonne class. This vehicle is based on an Italian Iveco chassis. The front protected power pack consists of an Iveco diesel generating 180 kW ( 430 Nm), coupled to an automatic transmission with one reverse and five forward gears. This gives a maximum road speed of 110 km/h and a maximum range of 1,000 km. DEBA Bedrijfswagens is already for more than 30 years a reputable truck and van workshop andsalespoint. The Deba Bedrijfswagens is the official main dealer for the brands IVECO and FIAT.
The Korps Mariniers is the elite amphibious infantry component of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Korps Mariniers are a rapid reaction force that can be deployed to any location in the world within 48 hours. Since 1972, units of the Netherlands Marine Corps have formed part of the British 3 Commando Brigade during exercises and real conflict situations. Also Mountain Warfare /Force Reconnaissance Troop of C Squadron NLMARSOF will be placed under UK operational command as part of C Squadron, UK Special Boat Service. Together, these form the UK/NL AF. Either the First or the Second Marine Combat Group can be assigned as the Dutch contribution to this force. UK/NL AF contributes to the European Multinational Maritime Force (EMMF).