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German Army receives new off-road vehicles for training

19th October 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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​Features of the Mercedes-Benz G Class 300 CDI vehicles include a higher fording ability, trailer coupling and optional rear cable winch

The German Army training centre in Munster has received the first 13 out of 19 new off-road Greenliner vehicles on order from Mercedes-Benz.

New features in these Mercedes-Benz G Class 300 CDI 4x4 vehicles include a higher fording ability, a trailer coupling and adjustable interior mirrors, the German MoD noted in a 15 October statement. There is also the option of attaching a cable winch at the front and rear, which broadens the range of functions that the vehicle can perform.

Engine performance is identical to the previous generation of Greenliners.

Having all-terrain vehicles available without restrictions and apart from short-term rental is important for realistic training,’ said Col Dirk Waldau, deputy commander of the Munster centre.

The value of the procurement is unknown, and the MoD did not disclose when the remaining six vehicles will be delivered. 

On a broader basis, the German Army is procuring 700 Greenliners to enhance its unprotected military vehicle fleet. 

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