Iveco Defence Vehicles has delivered the first units in a contract valued at €125 million with Armasuisse – the Swiss federal competence centre for the procurement of security relevant technologies and equipment.

The deal, secured in 2010, will see the supply of 910 Iveco heavy trucks over the next four years. Iveco Defence Vehicles will also provide support, project management and engineering services.

The order comprises 14 model variants, including 4×2, 4×4, 6×2, 6×6, 8×6 and 8×8 vehicles from the Stralis and Trakker heavy truck ranges. All vehicles will be fully EEV emission compliant, featuring ecological and economical FPT Industrial Cursor engines, fitted with automated EuroTronic transmissions and Automatic Drivetrain Management (ADM).

The Iveco Trakker range is much sought after for civil on-road and heavy duty missions and is available in a large number of militarised variants – including armoured. Currently, it is operated by ten leading Nato countries.

Undertaken as part of the ‘Armament Programme 2010’, the award of this contract has cemented Iveco’s long relationship with Armasuisse, enhancing its position as a key industry supplier.

Iveco Defence Vehicles offers complete project support for the defence and civil protection sector, ranging from bespoke vehicle engineering solutions through the provision of aftermarket logistics support.