The Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall an order for 252 unprotected trucks – 161 5t vehicles and 91 15t examples – with an order value of approx. €92 million, the company announced on 12 June.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) will build and deliver the vehicles by the end of 2019. This order falls under the framework agreement concluded in 2017 for more than 2,200 state-of-the-art military trucks. Encompassing a total of 2,271 unprotected transport vehicles from RMMV’s HX family, this agreement is worth around €900 million, including special tools and training services. As a first step, an order was issued for an initial lot of 558 vehicles.
In undertaking this large-scale project, Rheinmetall is making a major contribution to modernising the Bundeswehr’s fleet of trucks, which numbers in the thousands. Consisting primarily of components made in Germany, such as the engines, axles, transmissions and build-ons, the vehicles will be assembled at the RMMV plant in Vienna.