Iveco completes UK Trakker delivery
Iveco Defence Vehicles has completed the delivery of its largest ever order in the UK of Trakker vehicles in support of the Royal Engineers on operations.
The delivery was for 206 6x6 and 8x8 Trakkers that are replacing the existing fleet, and have been supplied through two separate procurement routes, an Iveco statement released on 5 April said.
The first of these, for 182 6x6 vehicles, was through the C Vehicle PFI contract run by ALC, the prime contractor. Vehicles were supplied in five variants, with three - the Medium Dump Truck, Self Loading Dump Truck and Truck Mounted Loader - being managed by Iveco, and the other two variants - a Drill Rig and a Flush Capping System - being procured under ALC’s direct control.
The second procurement resulted from the success of this 6x6 fleet in service, the statement said. The requirement was for a fleet of Protected Self Loading Dump Trucks for service on operations.
‘As Iveco had already developed a ballistic steel cab for the Trakker family, the 8x8 Trakker was a natural choice for this demanding role,’ Iveco said.
‘The procurement was a direct purchase by the UK MoD, with Iveco managing the complete integration activity. This required input from five separate sub-contractors – GDUK, Terex Atlas, Thompson Engineering, BI Engineering and KraussMaffei Wegmann.’
A total fleet of 24 Self Loading Dump Truck (Protected) are now in service, with the majority of
the fleet on operations, and Iveco said they have been ‘extremely well received’ and ‘the protection provided by the steel cab, bar armour and other countermeasures has been particularly welcome.
‘This completes a series of successes in the field of logistic vehicles by Iveco in recent years, including significant contract wins in France, Switzerland, Germany
The statement also said that the company is currently bidding to supply Trakker to the Norwegian and Swedish Armed Forces to re-equip their logistic vehicle fleets.
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