Iveco Defence Vehicles has announced that on May 27, 2015 the Spanish Army and Iveco signed a contract for the supply of multi-purpose military trucks to the Spanish Armed Forces.
Ministerio de la Defensa, Ejercito de Tierra issued the tender invitation in Tierra. This resulted in the selection of Iveco Defence Vehicles, whose bid was rated as the best in technical and economic terms, after three months of intensive on and off road trials.
The frame contract includes approximately 700 units to be supplied with optional subsequent releases over the next six years.
The contract comprises many model variants, including 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 vehicles from Iveco’s high-mobility range of trucks, which will be supplied in different configurations, including various types of demountable hook-lift body work, cranes for the recovery of military vehicles, fuel tankers and load handling systems.
Protected and unprotected cabs will come with the vehicles. These are interchangeable and can be mounted on all chassis according to the assessed level of threat. The cabs also offer a high level of crew comfort and are designed to accommodate a variety of modern military communication and command systems.
The new contract includes the Integrated Logistic Support of vehicles. Its aim is to develop and broaden the cooperation between Iveco and the Spanish Ministry of Defence, providing assistance to Iveco vehicles in service with the Ejercito de Tierra.
Iveco Defence Vehicles sales successes in Spain
The award of this contract cements the company’s long relationship (over 75 years) with the Spanish MoD, enhancing its position as a key industry supplier of the Fuerzas Armadas Españolas (FAS).
In the last ten years, Iveco Defence Vehicles Spain has delivered nearly 2,400 vehicles from its product range, among which 270 light multirole vehicles (LMVs) and several hundred