Aussie truck, trailer deliveries continue
The Australian Army's 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane has accepted its first delivery of new generation trucks and trailers, the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 17 May.
The trucks, trailers and modules are being delivered as part of the $3.5 billion LAND 121 Phase 3B project.
Between 2017 and 2022, a total of 2707 vehicles, 3858 modules and 1753 trailers will be rolled out to units across Australia. Once deliveries to the 7th Brigade and South East Queensland units have been completed, the focus will turn to the 1st Brigade in Darwin and Adelaide in late 2017, and then to the 3rd Brigade in Townsville in 2018.
The new vehicles offer increased protection for soldiers and an improved combination of payload and off-road mobility.
The new trucks and interchangeable modules, used on the vehicles for a range of tasks including fuel and water transportation, are being supplied by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia with a range of local suppliers. Haulmark is manufacturing and assembling the trailers at its Rocklea facility in southeast Queensland.
In addition to the new trailers and trucks, a general maintenance capability is to be delivered, expected to comprise 122 Mercedes G-Wagons and 49 converted Bushmasters and trailers.
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