Iveco Defence Vehicles received a significant order from the German BwFuhrpark Service GmbH (a limited company given charge of servicing the vehicle fleet of the German Armed Forces - Bundeswehr) for a new fleet of military medium multipurpose 4x4 trucks for the German Army.
The order encompasses the delivery of 280 EUROCARGO trucks within 2018. The announcement, made on 12 December 2017, was a result of two years of intensive market evaluation and comprehensive practical trials with a demonstrator vehicle. The new military EUROCARGO is a MLL 150 E 28 WS vehicles and will be supplied with an unprotected long-distance-driver cab with a highly comfortable new seating arrangement, flexible storage for radio systems and soldier equipment, off-road single tyres, a roof hatch, a NATO-blackout-light, trailer version, a spare wheel carrier and an innovative multipurpose swap-body-frame to support multi-mission-operations outside Germany.
All vehicles will be fully Euro 6 emission compliant, including full single-fuel-operation-capability and offer a, what the company calls, best-in-class payload. Over the last decade, Iveco Defence Vehicles has delivered nearly 1,000 vehicles to the German Army from its wide product range (4x2, 4x4, 6x2, 6x4, 6x6 and 8x8), which have already been extensively fielded in operational areas such as Afghanistan and Mali. Recent contract awards with the Bundeswehr also include 133 armoured TRAKKER 8x8 trucks.