Land Mobility Technologies (LMT) will begin delivering armoured cabs to Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks next week for fitting to Actros heavy recovery vehicles ordered for use by German troops in Afghanistan.

Mercedes-Benz said, “The vehicles will ensure the best available protection in wheeled logistics vehicles for German soldiers in operation.”

The Actros vehicle provides level 4 ballistic protection and level 4b mine protection and is also effective against blasts and shrapnel, as well as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and car bombs.

LMT received the contract for the supply of the vehicles, which are expected to substantially increase the capabilities of German troops, in March 2011, according to

The vehicles will be of the same configuration and with the same high level of protection as those that have been operated by Canadian Forces in Afghanistan since March 2008.