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German defence procurement agency BAAINBw has ordered 1,401 additional military trucks from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) in a contract worth €543 million ($668.39 million).
Funding for 1,000 of these Unprotected Transport Vehicles (German acronym – UTF) comes from the German federal government COVID-19 recovery package. This procurement is added to a framework contract for 2,271 UTFs that was signed in July 2017.
The new logistics vehicles replace older-generation KAT I trucks made by MAN.
Deliveries are scheduled to take place in 2021 and 2022, Rheinmetall announced on 6 January.
Most principal components of the trucks – including the engines, axles and transmissions – are made in Germany, while the vehicles themselves are assembled at the RMMV facility in Vienna, Austria.
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