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May 10, 2021updated 11 May 2021 3:50pm

Rheinmetall unveils new generation HX3 tactical trucks

Rheinmetall has launched the latest generation of its HX family of heavy-duty tactical trucks for military use.

Called HX3, the trucks are fully redesigned using new technologies and military-off-the-shelf (MOTS) products.

The trucks feature autonomous driving capability, can serve as the basis for several artillery systems, and offer improved protection, reliability and mobility, driving comfort, and digital interface architecture.

The HX family of high mobility logistic trucks is used to carry out tactical and technical missions. The high mobility truck system is part of the Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) family, including HX and SX range of vehicles.

HX3 generation vehicles will be available in 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 and 10×10 variants.

Rheinmetall noted that new systems such as the fully automated load handling system (ALHS) and universal torsion-resistant subframe (UTRS) will further facilitate the HX3’s logistics role.

In addition, they are fitted with assistance systems such as the emergency brake assist (EBA), adaptive cruise control (ACC) and lane departure warning (LDW), as well as a totally new electronic and electric architecture.

Rheinmetall said the HX3’s completely redesigned cab and other capabilities provide superior operational ease and protection to the crew in everyday missions, either in the field or in civilian settings.

In June last year, RMMV secured a $2.2bn (€2bn) seven-year framework contract to deliver 4,000 vehicles to Germany’s BAAINBw.

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