CNH Industrial subsidiary Iveco Defence Vehicles has secured a contract to supply 942 trucks to the Romanian Armed Forces.

The delivery of these trucks serves as the first batch under a framework agreement signed with the Romanian Ministry of National Defence for more than 2,900 high-mobility trucks.

Beginning this year, Iveco will deliver the first batch trucks over four years.

The contract covers four typologies of military logistic platforms from Iveco’s high-mobility truck range with the 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 and 8×8 Prime Mover, to be further declined in 16 variants. Approximately a third of them have an armoured cabin.

Iveco Defence Vehicles said in a statement: “This important achievement is testament to the satisfaction of the Romanian Armed Forces with the two previous contracts for 57 high-mobility trucks in 2015 and 173 in 2017, and contributes to further strengthen the relationship between the Romanian Ministry of National Defence and Iveco Defence Vehicles, enhancing the company’s position as a key military truck supplier.”

The trucks will be equipped with a central tyre inflation system (CTIS), black-out lights, dual-fuel engines, self-recovery winches and tactical axles.

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They will also be designed to offer better mobility, fording capability and C-130 air transportability to provide tactical support to any military operation.

Last November, CNH Industrial completed its acquisition of ATI, which manufactures rubber track systems for high horsepower tractors and combine harvesters.

In September 2018, Iveco delivered its 100th Trakker tactical military truck to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) during a ceremony held at the company’s Ulm site.