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Bundeswehr orders over €285 million worth of trucks from Rheinmetall

3rd July 2023 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


The Bundeswehr order with Rheinmetall covers 357 protected and unprotected logistics vehicles. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

The German Bundeswehr has ordered a further 357 military trucks worth over €285 million from Rheinmetall under an existing framework contract.

The Bundeswehr order with Rheinmetall covers 367 protected and unprotected logistic vehicles.

The order is part of a framework contract for swap-body systems signed in June 2020. The order also includes 1,830 swap-body platforms to serve as interchangeable load carriers.

Delivery of the vehicles is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2023.

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Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles chair Michael Wittlinger said: ‘With the call-off of a further 367 swap-body systems, we’re very pleased to be making an important contribution to the Bundeswehr and the operational readiness of the agreed NATO Division 2025,’

‘The new call-off, coming one year after the key handover ceremony in May 2022, is a clear sign that the process of re-equipping the German armed forces is making steady headway.’

In June 2020, BAAINBw, the German military procurement agency, agreed on a seven-year framework deal with Rheinmetall for up to 4,000 swap-body vehicles, of which over 600 have been delivered to date.

The swap-body can lift and set down different platforms in the Bundeswehr inventory without the need for additional cargo-handling equipment.

The vehicles can also carry a container via a standardized 20-foot ISO interface.

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