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New Zealand receives first Rheinmetall MAN vehicles

2nd January 2014 - 09:25 GMT | by Ian Kemp in London


The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has formally accepted the first 40 of 194 logistics vehicles ordered from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia in April 2013.

‘The new Rheinmetall MAN military medium and heavy vehicles are a significant step up in capability for the NZDF, replacing the old Unimog and Mercedes trucks,’ said Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman at an acceptance ceremony in Auckland.

‘They are designed for modern military operations and offer better mobility, better protection, enhanced technology, and greater capacity.’

The NZ$113 million Medium Heavy Operational Vehicle contract encompasses trucks in three basic sizes - 6t 4x4 HX60, 9t

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Ian Kemp


Ian Kemp

Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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