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New Zealand acquires 200 Rheinmetall trucks

20th May 2013 - 13:43 GMT | by Joyce de Thouars in London


Rheinmetall MAN will supply the New Zealand Defence Force with 200 military vehicles under a NZ$135 million contract announced on 16 May. 


The trucks are scheduled to enter service by 2015 and will replace the existing Unimog trucks and heavier Mercedes trucks. The first five training vehicles are scheduled for delivery in mid-2013 before the bulk of the fleet is expected to arrive at the end of the year. Deliveries will be completed by 2014. 


The production of the vehicles costs NZ$113m and the remaining NZ$22m covers armour protection kits, weapons mounts, spares, logistic support arrangements, project management

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Joyce de Thouars


Joyce de Thouars

Joyce holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Before she …

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