Rheinmetall has received a €134m contract to supply HX81 tractor-trailers to an undisclosed international customer.
The contract requires the company to supply 110 tractor-trailers from the Rheinmetall MAN military vehicles (RMMV) family, as well as services and logistical support over a five-year period.
Deliveries under the contract will begin in January 2018 and continue until February 2019.
The RMMV’s HX family consists of military-off-the-shelf (MOTS) products for a range of military requirements, Rheinmetall said in a statement.
Nearly 12,000 HX vehicles are currently in service across the UK, Denmark and New Zealand, while large orders for the trucks have been placed by Sweden, Norway and Australia.
With a service life of at least 20 years, the vehicles are said to offer high robustness, load capacity and mobility.
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Compliant with standardisation agreement (STANAG) norms, the trucks can be adapted to operate in a range of climate conditions and temperatures ranging from -46°C to +49°C.
The HX family includes 4 x 4 and 10 x 10 cargo trucks, tankers, heavy-duty recovery vehicles, and folding road-laying and bridge-laying systems.
Image: HX81 8 x 8 HET. Photo: courtesy of UndateableOne.