Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles To Supply New Zealand Military With Up To 200 Trucks
ThNew Zealand’s Defence Minister, Dr Jonathan Coleman, announced that Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) has been awarded a contract to supply the country’s armed forces with up to 200 vehicles. The contract was signed recently by Secretary of Defence Helene Quilter. Under the contract, which is worth $91 million, Rheinmetall will begin supplying the trucks this year, with all of the vehicles due to be delivered by the end of 2014.
The order encompasses trucks in three basic sizes: the 6-tonne 4×4, the 9-tonne 6×6 and the 15-tonne 8×8, in ten variants. Some of the trucks will be fitted with winches and cranes to allow completely independent operation. They include dump trucks for combat engineers, trucks fitted with specialized pallet and container handling equipment, and tractor/semi-trailer combinations to carry heavy vehicles and equipment.