New defence contracts won by Iveco

New orders for hundreds of Iveco Defence Vehicles

iveco trakker defence truck

Iveco is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialised defence and civil protection vehicles.

The Italian manufacturer, which is making big strides in Australia at the moment, has just won two major overseas supply contracts with hundreds of vehicles set to be handed over to the German Army and Romanian Ministry of National Defence.

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The first deal will see Iveco build and supply 280 military medium multipurpose Eurocargo 4×4 trucks for the German Army.

The trucks, which will be fitted with a long-distance-driver cab, off-road single tyres, and Euro 6-compliant engine are expected to be handed over this year.

The German Army order comes after the recent delivery by Iveco of 133 armoured Trakker 8×8 trucks.

In Romania, 173 military logistic vehicles will also be delivered through 2018.

The 6×6 military logistic vehicles will serve as troop and transport carriers and will be fitted with a self-recovery winch, tyre inflation system, and fording capability.

Iveco saying these features will enable the trucks “to provide tactical support to any military operation”.

While the trucks being supplied to the ministry will also be C-130 air transportable.

With these contracts, the solid, established and trusted relationships between the German and Romanian Armed Forces and Iveco Defence Vehicles are further extended, enhancing the company’s position as a key defence partner. – Iveco

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