Iveco Defence Vehicles supplies the Bundeswehr with new military Medium Multipurpose Eurocargo 4x4 Euro 6 compliant trucks
Iveco Defence Vehicles received a significant order from the German BwFuhrpark Service GmbH 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 December 12, 2017, is a result of two years of intensive market evaluation and comprehensive practical trials with a demonstrator vehicle.
Following approval by such an exacting customer for its highly mobile and versatile features, the new military Eurocargo is affirmed amongst the official range of medium tactical trucks. The MLL 150 E 28 WS vehicles 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 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. With this latest order, Iveco Defence Vehicles is reconfirmed as a reliable and innovative truck partner for the German Armed Forces.
Iveco Defence Vehicles is chosen by the Romanian Armed Forces for the delivery of 173 military truck units
Iveco Defence Vehicles (Iveco DV) announces that on December 19, 2017 the company signed a contract with the Romanian Ministry of National Defence for the delivery of 173 military logistic vehicles, to be completed within 2018.
The contract encompasses purpose designed 6x6 military logistic vehicles from Iveco DV’s high mobility truck range. Designed as troop and transport carriers with a self-recovery winch, the vehicles offer exceptional mobility (Central Tyre Inflation System included) and fording capability to provide tactical support to any military operation. Moreover they are C-130 air transportable. This contract results from the customer’s full satisfaction with the performance and reliability of the 57 vehicles ordered in 2015, consisting of high mobility trucks in 6x6, tractor 6x6, 8x8, 8x8 with hook lift, 8x8 with trans container configurations, which have been already fielded in Romanian territory. With this contract, the solid, established and trusted relationship between the Romanian Ministry of National Defence and Iveco DV is further extended, enhancing the company’s position as a key industrial truck supplier.
80th Anniversary of Iveco DV plant
80 years after the foundation of the plant in 1937, Iveco Defence Vehicles celebrated the anniversary at its headquarter in Bolzano. The event started in the evening of July 7th, with a restricted ceremony attended by local civil and military authorities. In this occasion, the new generation vehicle MUV (Military Utility Vehicle) has been presented.
On July 8th the plant opened its doors to all employees and their families: about 40 vehicles produced in the facility during these 80 years of life have been displayed all through the internal courtyard, several engine’s parts and components were exposed for the visitors; a photography exhibition and a documentary about the plant and the people working in it completed the scenario. The celebration was enriched with live concerts, a buffet and entertainment for children. Some vehicles have also been displayed in the central square of the town, to share with Bolzano citizens the important milestone of the company.
Iveco Defence Vehicles to deliver first 400 units in Euro 6 truck order to the Swiss Armed Forces
Iveco Defence Vehicles (DV), has signed a delivery order with the Swiss Armed Forces, represented by armasuisse (Federal Office for Defence Procurement), for 400 trucks to be supplied between 2017 and 2021. This is the third frame contract between the two parties, following previous agreements in 1996 and 2006. It confirms a long established and trusted cooperation between Iveco DV and the Swiss Armed Forces, enhancing the brand’s position as a key industry supplier.
As with previous contracts, vehicle drive configurations will comprise a range of variants, including 4x2, 4x4, 6x2, 6x6, 8x6 and 8x8 vehicles from the new Stralis and Trakker ranges, which will be supplied with a range of different equipment, some with protected cabins. The high level of technology fitted in the vehicles, together with the extended use of civil COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) components are fundamental to ensuring the required safety and operability of the fleet. All vehicles will be fully-compliant with Euro 6 emissions regulations and fit for Single-Fuel-Operation. Iveco DV will provide ongoing support, project management and engineering services to the Swiss Armed Forces in close partnership with Iveco Switzerland. The new fleet of vehicles joins the current EEV-truck-generation, which Iveco DV has delivered to the Swiss Armed Forces over the past five years. These consist of 1,200 heavy trucks, over 1,000 of which have successfully served in operation in the last three years, a result that is in-line with the program planning.