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German Ringtausch vehicle swaps continue with Slovenian truck delivery

19th December 2022 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Rheinmetall has supplied 40 trucks to Slovenia following an order placed on 5 December under Germany's Ringtausch equipment transfer scheme. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

The Slovak armed forces are receiving 40 Rheinmetall trucks from Germany in exchange for Warsaw Pact-era tanks supplied to Ukraine.

In a further exchange of equipment, Rheinmetall has provided Slovenia with military swap-body trucks financed by the German government. 

Forty new-build vehicles, based on the UTF unprotected model produced for the German Armed Forces, have been handed over to the Slovenian military in Ljubljana. This arrangement equates to a sale in the lower two-digit million-euro range.

Slovenia is in turn providing military aid to Ukraine including 28 M-55 tanks which were delivered in October. 

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In addition to the trucks, Slovenia is receiving loader platforms, palletised water tank modules, and a service package including training.

The exchange is based on a declaration of intent from 21 September by the German and Slovak defence ministers, with an order being placed with Rheinmetall on 5 December.

Delivery was largely completed by mid-December, although some components and training modules will be shipped over the next two years.

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