The Anaconda is a light military vehicle, developed and launched in 2018. The base of the Anaconda is the 7 ton GVW IVECO Daily. A robust, light commercial cargo-chassis produced since 1978. The IVECO Daily chassis is versatile and strong because of the use of a ladder chassis which is typical of heavier commercial vehicles.
The IVECO Daily is celebrating 40 years of pushing the boundaries of innovation, versatility and efficiency in light commercial vehicles. Since it was first launched in 1978, it has introduced ground-breaking innovations that have changed the industry: from the adoption of a truck-derived chassis with rear traction and independent front suspension, to the introduction of Common Rail technology in 1999 – a world first – or the advanced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) for regulating vehicle handling during steering and braking. In 40 years over 3 million IVECO Daily’s were sold. Today it is marketed in 110 countries around the world.
Dutch Military Vehicles uses this base for different vehicles, including the AnacondA.
History of the AnacondA
The first vehicles where developed and build in 2018 and have since then been in service with the Dutch Ministry of Defence. Starting with 46 AnacondA (Carib Version) for the Dutch Caribbean Islands Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten.
After this initial delivery 14 more AnacondA’s where ordered. This time for the Anti-Armour-Troop of the Royal Dutch Marines, resulting in the development and delivery of the AnacondA AAT.
The AnacondA is developed by Dutch Military Vehicles and our partners. The drivetrain was adapted from a rear-wheel drive vehicle to a permanent 4×4 drivetrain together with Achleitner Fahrzeugbau in Austria.
During this development IVECO Defence Vehicles S.A. approached Dutch Vehicles to start a partnership in developing a AnacondA based on the MUV 4×4 chassis built by Iveco Defence Vehicles. Resulting from this partnership the AnacondA MUV was born.
“The vehicle name AnacondA originates from the South-American snake AnacondA and was chosen because of the fact that the vehicle was first developed for the Dutch Royal Marine Corps deployed to the Dutch Caribbean. Similar to the AnacondA, the marines are famous for their excellent operational capabilities on both land and water”