London, January 10, 2018
Iveco Defence Vehicles, the defence and civil protection brand of CNH Industrial, announced
two important contracts signed in December 2017.
The first of these contracts marked 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 foresees the delivery of 280 Eurocargo trucks within 2018.
A further contract was signed with the Romanian Ministry of National Defence for the delivery
of 173 military logistic vehicles, to be completed within 2018.
Over the last decade, Iveco Defence Vehicles has delivered nearly 1,000 vehicles to the
German Army from its wide product range, which have already been extensively fielded in
operational areas such as Afghanistan and Mali. The latest order for 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
tires, 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. The contract between Iveco Defence Vehicles and
BwFuhrpark Service GmbH is the result of two years of intensive market evaluation and
comprehensive practical trials with a demonstrator vehicle. Other recent contract awards with
the Bundeswehr also include 133 armored Trakker-8x8 trucks. Both are further testament to
Iveco Defence Vehicles’ leadership in technical and economic terms.
The contract with the Romanian Ministry of National Defence consists of purpose designed 6x6
military logistic vehicles from Iveco Defence Vehicles’ high mobility truck range. Designed as
troop and transport carriers with a self-recovery winch, the vehicles offer exceptional mobility
(Central Tire Inflation System included) and fording capability to provide tactical support to any
military operation. Moreover they are C-130 air transportable. It results from the Ministry’s full satisfaction with the performance and reliability of the 57 vehicles ordered in 2015, consisting
of high mobility trucks, which have been already fielded in Romanian territory.
With these contracts, the solid, established and trusted relationships between the German and
Romanian Armed Forces and Iveco Defence Vehicles are further extended, enhancing the
company’s position as a key defence partner.