Rheinmetall to deliver logistic vehicles to a Latin American customer

10 February 2016 (Last Updated February 10th, 2016 18:30)

Rheinmetall has received a contract worth more than €53m to deliver logistic vehicles for an undisclosed Latin American customer.

Rheinmetall has received a contract worth more than €53m to deliver logistic vehicles for an undisclosed Latin American customer.

Under the contract, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles will initally provide 92 TGS-MIL and 216 TGM MIL logistic vehicles for the customer's army and a further 30 TGS-MIL for its navy, as well as support services.

The current order consists of troop carrier and cargo trucks, water and fuel tankers, and mobile repair shops.

Deliveries under the contract, which features an option for 337 more vehicles, will be carried out from March 2016 to May 2017.

"Deliveries under the contract, which features an option for 337 more vehicles, will be carried out from March 2016 to May 2017."

Developed based on MAN Trucknology generation, the TGM and TGS model series have travelled millions of kilometres in development. They are designed to operate under extreme conditions and temperatures from -32°C to 49°C.

Offering an excellent price-performance ratio, TGM and TGS are suitable for civilian use and military operations.

Also known as Nato mobility class 'C' logistic vehicles, their engines can be powered using diesel or other battlefield fuels, such as aviation turbine fuel (F-34).

The vehicles are available in configurations including hook-lift / interchangeable pallet carriers, cargo carriers, dump trucks, mobile cranes, fire-fighting units, fuel or water tankers, troop carriers, maintenance vehicles, and recovery systems.

The armed forces of more than 50 nations have shown interest in the trucks, 80,000 of which are being used worldwide.