German Army Places Massive Truck Order

Rheinmetall is set to deliver up to 6,500 military trucks valued up to €3.5bn

German Army Places Massive Truck Order

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German Rheinmetall announced that it has received the largest order in the company's history for logistic vehicles from the German Army. The framework contract includes the delivery of up to 6,500 military trucks, valued at up to €3.5 billion.

An initial order for over 610 vehicles, valued at €312 million including VAT, is imminent, with 250 trucks scheduled for delivery in 2024. This framework contract allows the German Army to flexibly order additional quantities of the already introduced unprotected vehicles, the UTF 5t and UTF 15t trucks, over the next seven years. Additionally, a new vehicle category, the 4x4 UTF 3.5t, will be introduced. It shares a maximum of identical parts with the UTF family.

Rheinmetall reports that the UTF family has significantly contributed to the performance of the German Army's logistic units. Since 2017, more than 6,000 HX vehicles will have been delivered to the army by the end of 2024, along with the swap-body loader systems (WLS) and 70t tractor units. A large proportion of the WLS and UTF—over 75 percent—are manufactured in Germany.

The UTF and WLS are based on the robust HX family from RMMV. Designed specifically for military use, these vehicles are characterized by high mobility, even in challenging terrain. In addition to Germany, the HX user group includes the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Singapore, Slovenia, Denmark, and Ukraine. The newly placed order underscores the high acceptance of the tried-and-tested HX vehicles, of which about 20,000 are already in use worldwide.

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