German company Rheinmetall has won another major order for logistics vehicles. Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support has entered a framework contract with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles for 1,401 more military trucks with a gross total value of €543 million. Delivery is scheduled to take place in 2021 and 2022, the company said.
A framework contract for the procurement of modern military trucks signed in July 2017, which originally envisaged the purchase of 2,271 vehicles, has now been augmented to enable procurement of a further 1,000 trucks, bringing the current total to 3,271 unprotected transport vehicles.
According to the original framework contract, the order comprises a total of 292 5-ton trucks and 109 15-ton trucks. Including related services, the 401 vehicles in this order are worth €154 million, including value added tax. Delivery is to be completed by the end of 2021. Furthermore, another 1,000 trucks – including 150 5-ton vehicles and 850 15-ton models – are to be purchased in 2021 and 2022. They represent sales of €389 million, including VAT, Rheinmetall said.
It should be mentioned that in June 2020 Israel Defense reported that Rheinmetall won a huge order for delivery of up to 4,000 swap body systems, many of which will feature armored driver’s cabs, worth around €2 billion.