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Rheinmetall delivers logistics trucks to Bundeswehr

9th November 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) has delivered the first batch of 20 military logistics trucks to the German Army in Munich, Rheinmetall announced on 5 November.

The Bundeswehr plans to acquire a total of up to 2,271 new trucks, which will gradually replace its aging Kat I vehicles.

In 2017, BAAINBw awarded a framework contract to RMMV for the supply of HX series trucks worth up to €900 million ($1.02 billion). As an initial step, an order was placed for 558 trucks, including special tools and training support.

In Germany the project is known as the 'UTF (Ungeschützte Transportfahrzeuge) mil gl in den Zuladungsklassen 5t und 15t’, which means ‘unprotected transport vehicle, military/all-terrain load classes 5t and 15t’.

The versatile, unprotected 6x6 and 8x8 trucks feature a chassis that is designed to enable subsequent replacement with a protected armoured cab. This will allow the unprotected vehicles to be transformed into protected vehicles to provide crews with better protection.

BAAINBw is set to receive a total of 110 UTF trucks in 2018. 

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