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Bundeswehr orders 57 Rheinmetall heavy trucks

31st May 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


The new order is part of a framework contract signed in 2018. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

The German Bundeswehr has ordered 57 HX81 trucks worth over €50 million from Rheinmetall.

The additional unprotected heavy-duty trucks will be delivered this year and next.

The Bundeswehr primarily uses vehicles to transport heavy equipment, such as Leopard 2 MBTs and PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers.

The new order is part of a framework agreement for a total of 137 trucks signed in 2018, under which 80 vehicles have already been delivered.

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The HX81’s 680hp engine offers speeds of up to 89km/h. The truck can navigate gradients of up to 60 per cent.

The vehicle's cab can also be swapped out for a protected version.

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