Italy's Iveco Defence Vehicles announced last week that the Federal Office of German Army Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support has awarded the company a framework contract for the supply of up to 1,048 military Trakker trucks, which are to be delivered from 2021 until 2028.
According to the company, the project will start with an initial batch of 224 8x8 vehicles from the Iveco Defence militarized Trakker range, which will be supplied in five different configurations prepared for 20”- ISO-container-transport, including some with hydraulic cranes and winch systems. All of the vehicles will meet the latest EURO-6 emission level standards, and have a protected cab which currently offers one of the best-in-class levels of ballistic, mine, NBC and IED protection. The cab accommodates a variety of modern military communication and command systems as well as provides a high level of crew comfort, Iveco Defense said.
Over the last few years, the company has delivered around 2,000 vehicles from its wide range of vehicles to the German Army, including protected customized versions which have already been extensively fielded in operational theaters.