Ireland places order for 4x4 personnel carriers
The Irish Ministry of Defence has awarded Westward Scania a €24.6 million ($27.5 million) contract for 120 Troop Carrying Vehicles (TCVs).
Scania will provide the Irish Army with P370 B4x4s (pictured), which will replace the current TCV fleet that entered into service between 1998 and 2003.
Irish defence minister Paul Kehoe said: ‘The purchase of the vehicles is in line with the commitment given in the White Paper and the National Development Plan Project 2040 to continue investment in modern equipment for Defence Forces personnel and the obligations of the State to provide appropriate support and assets to our Defence Forces personnel.’
The first delivery of the P370 is expected in 2020 with final TCVs being delivered by 2023.
Ireland’s National Development Plan provides defence capital funding of €541 million from 2018 to 2027.
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