Bolzano, 6 aprile 2022
Il 2022 segna una tappa significativa nella storia degli Alpini, che festeggiano i 150 anni di fondazione del loro Corpo. Iveco Defence Vehicles ha colto l’occasione di questa importante ricorrenza per riconfermare ancora una volta la propria vicinanza ad una realtà operativa ed associativa di primaria importanza nel Nostro Paese.
Per celebrare questo prestigioso anniversario, l’Associazione Nazionale Alpini e il Comando delle Truppe Alpine dell’Esercito Italiano hanno promosso una serie di eventi e attività che, nell’anno, accompagneranno le penne nere in servizio ed in congedo lungo un percorso che si concluderà il 15 ottobre con una manifestazione nazionale proprio a Napoli. Il ricco calendario prevede appuntamenti culturali, celebrativi, addestrativi e sportivi che toccheranno numerose località italiane.
Iveco Defence Vehicles è lieta di accompagnare il Corpo degli Alpini nel corso di tutti gli incontri che animeranno l’intero anno, consentendo a tutti i propri collaboratori di prendere parte alle diverse iniziative. Un’occasione preziosa per sostenere i valori di tradizioni, educazione, dignità, gratuità e di forza che da sempre contraddistinguono il Corpo degli Alpini.
Per informazioni in merito al programma del 150° anniversario, è possibile visitare il sito: https://alpini150.it/
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 March 2022 – DRB-HICOM DEFENCE TECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD (DEFTECH) and Iveco Defence Vehicles today held an exchange of documents ceremony for a Cooperation Agreement (CA) to work together on the local establishment of an authorised Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre for Iveco Defence Vehicles trucks in Malaysia. The event took place during the Defence Services Asia 2022, at MITEC between DEFTECH CEO, En Fazley Ariffin on behalf of DEFTECH and Mr. Francescomaria Tuccillo, Head of Iveco Defence Vehicles Export Sales, on behalf of Iveco Defence Vehicles.
DEFTECH and Iveco Defence Vehicles had partnered recently on the supply of 132 units of 3-tonne GS Cargo trucks, from Iveco’s Eurocargo family of vehicles, to the Malaysian Army. Both companies are also cooperating on the further supply of a second batch of 150 units. Iveco Defence Vehicles considers the Malaysian defence market of the utmost importance. To capitalise on this potential, DEFTECH and Iveco Defence Vehicles are grasping the opportunity to establish an authorised MRO centre in Malaysia to directly take care of the vehicles currently in service, and any potential additional vehicles that the Malaysian Armed Forces would be procuring in the future. The MRO centre is expected to provide a faster, more robust and efficient after sales solution.
DEFTECH’s wholly owned subsidiary, Defence Sales & Services Sdn Bhd (DSSB), Malaysia’s premier MRO outfit focusing in military vehicles for both armoured and soft skin vehicles, is expected to eventually execute the agreed collaboration work-scope set out in the CA.
“The 4x4 GS Cargo truck is the workhorse of the Malaysian Armed Forces. DEFTECH is committed to providing the Malaysian defence forces with a sturdy and reliable machine. With that in mind, DEFTECH has partnered with Iveco Defence Vehicles, a well-trusted and globally proven company. Establishing a localised MRO centre will also enhance the serviceability of each vehicle ensuring a consistently reliable fleet”, said Mr Fazley Ariffin, DEFTECH’s CEO.
“We consider the Malaysian defence market strategic and pivotal for the whole Asia-Pacific area. For this very reason, Iveco Defence Vehicles is glad to count on the new-born cooperation with DEFTECH, as a cornerstone for mutual support also on different classes of vehicles, including armoured ones, for the benefit and growth of the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces. Aiming to establish an Authorized Workshop in Malaysia will
represent a concrete step ahead in this direction”, said Mr Francescomaria Tuccillo, Head of Iveco Defence Vehicles Export Sales.
Sete Lagoas, February 23rd, 2022
On Wednesday 23rd of February, Iveco Defence Vehicles received the visit at the plant in Sete Lagoas (MG) of an Italian delegation led by Hon. Giorgio Mulé, Undersecretary of State for Defence, with Vice Admiral Dario Giacomin, Deputy Secretary General of Defence and Deputy NAD, Col. Antonio Felicissimo, Defence Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Brazil and Maurizio Fedeli, Italian Consul of Belo Horizonte.
The delegation visited the production line for the Guarani VBTP-MR 6x6 amphibious armored vehicle, the recently established production line for the LMV-BR VBMT-LR 4x4 as well as the plant’s proving ground where a dynamic demonstration of Guarani took place.
The company highlighted the importance of the visit, given the history of Iveco Defence Vehicles in Italy and its consolidated role as Brazil MoD’s partner since 2012. Iveco Defence Vehicles is highly committed in providing its worldwide customers with effective and integrated defense and security solutions including a life cycle support tailored with the specific requirements. Over the last decade, Iveco Defence Vehicles has already produced in Brazil and delivered more than 500 units of the Guarani armored vehicle and 32 units of the LMV-BR armored vehicle to the Brazilian Army, demonstrating its localization attitude through the involvement of Brazilian companies in the value chain.
In this framework, Iveco Defence Vehicles to deliver additional amphibious platforms to the U.S. Marine Corps in partnership with BAE Systems
Bolzano, 16 February 2022
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification for the second lot of full rate production of Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs).
The contract award of $169 million is for 33 vehicles. The ACV is proven and highly mobile, capable of conducting rapid ship-to-objective maneuvers and delivering enhanced combat power to the Fleet Marine Forces. The follow-on contract represents a concrete proof of the commitment, the proactive approach, the great teamwork that BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles have developed in the last few years.
Iveco Defence Vehicles is providing its 8x8 amphibious armored platforms, which represents the optimum balance of sea and land mobility and survivability. The ACV is an advanced 8x8 open-ocean capable vehicle, which provides best in class performance and protection with improved survivability and force protection over currently fielded systems.
BAE Systems, along with Iveco Defence Vehicles, is already under contract to deliver two variants of the ACV Family of Vehicles to the Marine Corps: the ACV personnel variant (ACV-P) and the ACV command variant (ACV-C). Iveco Defence Vehicles and BAE Systems were awarded the first full-rate ACV production Lot 1 contract option in December 2020 for the first 36 vehicles and the second option in February of 2021 for an additional 36 vehicles.
As a leading provider of protected and integrated mobility solutions to military and civil protection customers, Iveco Defence Vehicles brings proven experience, having designed and built more than 30,000 multi-purpose, protected and armored military vehicles in service today.