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Austria awards Rheinmetall MAN €525M framework deal for logistics vehicles

Austrian Army logistics vehicles procurement
Rheinmetall MAN will be delivering HX- und TG-series trucks to the Austrian Army under the contract. Photo: Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and Bundesbeschaffung GmbH Wien, the Austrian military’s procurement organization, have agreed to a contract for the supply of multiple logistics vehicles to the Austrian Armed Forces.

The potential value of the order is estimated at €525 million, according to Rheinmetall.

The Austrian government sought bids for a range of contracts, with a total of 23 divisions, six of which were specifically designated for military purposes.

Considering the specific technical specifications for each division, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) put forward vehicles from their TGM, TGS, and HX model series, each with different axle configurations.

RMMV said its proposal also encompassed a selection of supplementary systems such as cranes, platforms, tippers, roll-off, swap body, and snow removal systems. As a result, RMMV was granted permission to fulfill all six military vehicle contracts for Austria.

The Austrian armed forces have already incorporated a variety of vehicles from RMMV’s TGM, TGS, and HX model series. Presently, there are over 200 TGM model series vehicles in service, featuring a double cabin and adaptable build-on systems.

Additionally, in the coming years, the military will receive deliveries of HX series vehicles equipped with a three-sided tipper and rear-mounted crane, as well as TGS 8×8 series vehicles fitted with a Palfinger hook system. Since the end of 2021, the Austrian military has been utilizing RMMV’s integrated armored cabin, which can be mounted on existing HX trucks to meet specific operational requirements.

“We’re very proud to be supplying the Austrian armed forces with state-of-the-art truck systems built at our plant in Vienna. Our claim at Rheinmetall is to equip those who stand up for our security in the best possible way. We are convinced that our vehicles will protect, support and satisfy Austrian soldiers in the best possible way,” said Michael Wittlinger, chairman of the board of management of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles.