CNH Industrial subsidiary Iveco Defence Vehicles has delivered its 100th Trakker tactical military truck to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) during a ceremony held at the company’s Ulm site.
Under a contract signed in 2015, Iveco is committed to delivering a total of 133 military trucks to Bundeswehr, represented by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw).
The contract was awarded to the company as part of the German Army’s Geschützte Transportfahrzeuge (GTF) procurement programme, with deliveries slated to be carried out over a period of four years.
Iveco Defence Vehicles president and chief executive officer Vincenzo Giannelli said: “This 100th vehicle seals the already strong relationship between Iveco Defence Vehicles and the German Ministry of Defence (MoD), one of our most important customers.
“We are proud to continue providing best-in-class solutions to current and future requirements of the German Armed Forces, on the basis of a solid mutual trust and satisfaction built over the years through our German branch, which continues to stand out for the quality of services rendered to the customer.”
Featuring high-mobility capabilities and enhanced protection level, the Trakker GTF 8×8 vehicles are fitted with a protected cab, which currently offers the highest levels of ballistic, mine and improvised explosive device (IED) protection in five different configurations.
Over the last ten years, the company has delivered approximately 1,000 vehicles from different product ranges to the German Army.
Recent contracts received by Iveco Defence Vehicles with the Bundeswehr include the delivery of 280 Eurocargo 4×4 trucks that are slated to be shipped this year.