A Latin American customer placed a major order with Rheinmetall today for logistic vehicles. Worth over €53 million, the contract encompasses an initial lot of 338 logistic vehicles for the army and navy. The order also includes support services.
From March 2016 to May 2017, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles will supply the customer’s army with 92 TGS-MIL and 216 TGM MIL vehicles. In addition to these, a further 30 TGS-MIL will go the navy. Moreover, the contract features an option for 337 more vehicles.
The TGM and TGS model series are based on the globally proven MAN Trucknology generation. At the cutting edge of commercial truck technology, they set the international standard for robust design and innovative engineering. Originating in large-scale production runs, they have already put in millions of development kilometres. Vehicles destined for the world’s armed forces and security services are hardened to stand up to even the most extreme conditions. TGM and TGS both offer an excellent price-performance ratio and are superbly well suited for civil use and military operations alike.
The versatile TGM-MIL and TGS-MIL vehicles can operate in all climatic zones at temperatures ranging from -32°C to +49°C. As NATO mobility class ‘C’ logistic vehicles, they combine excellent off-road performance. Tried and tested, their engines can run not only on diesel but also a variety of other battlefield fuels, such as aviation turbine fuel (F-34).
Their heavy carrying capacity enables a wide array of different build-ons. Most of these are commercial off the shelf systems, and thus safe and easy to operate. Possible configurations include hook-lift/interchangeable pallet carriers, cargo vehicles, dump trucks, mobile cranes, fire-fighting vehicles, tankers for fuel or water, troop carriers maintenance vehicles and recovery systems. All of these configurations have proven highly effective in all climatic zones. The current order consists of vehicles configured as troop carrier/cargo trucks as well as water and fuel tankers and mobile repair shops. They are therefore extremely well equipped to serve in a disaster relief role in response to the El Niño phenomenon, meeting the full range of requirements for dual use vehicles.
Last but not least, TGM and TGS vehicles are economical to operate. Today the armed forces of over fifty nations armed forces place their trust in these trucks, more than 80,000 of which are in service worldwide.