Iveco Defence Vehicles has signed a framework agreement this month for the supply of up to 1,048 Trakker military trucks to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).
The framework agreement was signed by German defense procurement agency, BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support). The trucks are to be delivered from 2021 until 2028.
The project will start with an initial fixed batch of 224 units of 8×8 vehicles from the Iveco Defence militarized Trakker range, which will be supplied in five different configurations prepared for 20” – ISO-container-transport, some with hydraulic cranes and winch systems, and represents another new milestone and consequent next step in the GTF (Geschützte Transportfahrzeuge, “Protected transport vehicles “)-family of the German Army.
All vehicles fulfill the most modern EURO-6-emission-level and will be supplied with a protected cab which currently offers among the best-in-class levels of ballistic, mine, NBC- and IED protection. These cabs also provide the users with a high level of crew comfort and are designed to accommodate a variety of modern military communication and command systems.
Over the last years, Iveco Defence Vehicles has delivered around 2.000 vehicles from its wide product range to the German Army, including protected customized versions (e.g. GTF 8×8 batch 1 and 2, TEP-90, STW-8×8, Tipper-8×8, Sideloader-8×8, ISO-container-transport-8×8 and Tractor-6×6), which have already been extensively fielded in operational theatres.