Iveco Defence Vehicles announced that on October 29, 2015 the German Bundeswehr – represented by BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) - and Iveco Defence Vehicles signed a contract for the supply of 133 Trakker trucks to be delivered in 2016 - 2019. The tender invitation was issued in 2014 andresulted in the selection of Iveco Defence Vehicles, whose bid was rated as the best in both technical and economic terms.
The contract comprises 8x8 vehicles from Iveco’s militarized Trakker range of trucks, which will be supplied in five different configurations including various types of ISO-container-transport body work, some with hydraulic crane and winch systems, and represents the next step in the so called GTF-procurement-project of the German Army.
All vehicles will be supplied with a protected cab which currently offers among the best-in-class levels of ballistic, mine and IED protection. These cabs also provide the users with a high level of crew comfort and are designed to accommodate a variety of modern military communication and command systems.
Over the last decade, Iveco Defence Vehicles has delivered nearly 1000 vehicles from its wide product range (4x2, 4x4, 6x2, 6x4, 6x6 and 8x8) to the German Army, including 250 protected and unprotected customised heavy trucks from the Trakker range in different configurations (e.g. GTF 8x8, TEP-90, STW-8x8, Tipper-8x8-FSA, Tractor-6x6-FSA and FTW-6x4), which have already been extensively fielded in operational theatres.
Recent contract awards with the Bundeswehr also include 115 heavy ISO-container-transport-trucks with air suspension, based on the new Trakker 6x6 in militarized Euro VI version for Medical Emergency Hospitals (MSE System) with deliveries starting in Q4/2015.
These sales successes with the German Army are the latest in a series of achievements for this durable, highly reliable range of trucks, which has been procured in different configurations by defence forces across Europe, including Switzerland, the UK, Poland, Spain and Italy.
Iveco Defence Vehicles is dedicated to delivering innovative automotive and protection solutions to meet the needs of military customers worldwide. The company manufactures specialist logistic, protected and armoured vehicles in its facility in Bolzano in Northern Italy, as well as marketing Iveco’s full commercial range, adapted as necessary to meet the demands of the military user. In consequence, Iveco Defence Vehicles has a full range of vehicles to meet a broad spectrum of defence applications.