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New Zealand issues RfI for new fleet of multipurpose vehicles

9th October 2023 - 22:38 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The NZ Defence Force is seeking light and medium multipurpose vehicles to replace the likes of remaining Mercedes-Benz Unimog trucks. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

New Zealand's military is looking for new multipurpose vehicles for road and off-road use.

The New Zealand MoD is seeking information about multipurpose vehicles for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), issuing an RfI on 5 October. The vehicles fall under two categories – light and medium.

This project is part of the wide-ranging Garrison and Training Support Vehicles (GATS) effort. The two vehicle types are Light Multi-Purpose Vehicles (LMPV) and Medium Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MMPV).

The LMPV family, of van or pick-up size, consists of seven variants: troop transport minibus (in 4x4 off-road and standard road configurations able to carry at least ten passengers); logistics deck/canvas cover (single-cab 4x4 off-road, single-cab standard road, crew cab 4x4

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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