Iveco Defence Vehicles announced that on October 29 it was awarded a contract by the German Ministry of Defence armament procurement arm (BAAINBw) for the supply of 133 Trakker high-mobility trucks to be delivered in 2016-2019.
The contract comprises 8×8 vehicles which will be supplied in five different configurations including various types of ISO-container-transport body work, some with hydraulic crane and winch systems, and represents the next step in the so called GTF procurement project of the German Army.
All vehicles will be supplied with a protected cab designed to accommodate a variety of military communication and command systems.
Over the last decade, Iveco Defence Vehicles has delivered nearly 1000 vehicles from its product range (4×2, 4×4, 6×2, 6×4, 6×6 and 8×8) to the German Army, including 250 protected and unprotected customised heavy trucks from the Trakker range in different configurations (GTF 8×8, TEP-90, STW-8×8, 8×8-FSA tipper, 6×6-FSA tractor and FTW-6×4).
Recent contract awards with the Bundeswehr also include 115 heavy ISO-container transport trucks with air suspension, based on the Trakker 6×6 in militarized Euro VI version for medical emergency evacuation role with deliveries starting in Q4/2015.