Iveco de­liv­ers new gen ve­hi­cles to Swiss Army

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

Iveco De­fence Ve­hi­cles re­cently an­nounced that the 14 vari­ants of the “New Gen­er­a­tion Ve­hi­cles” pro­gramme were sym­bol­i­cally handed over from ar­ma­su­isse to the Swiss Armed Forces Lo­gis­tics Or­gan­i­sa­tion (LBA).

The hand-over cer­e­mony was held at the Arms square of the Swiss Army in Thun and was at­tended by mil­i­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tives and in­dus­trial part­ners.

Un­der­taken as part of the ‘Ar­ma­ment Pro­gramme 2010’, this con­tract was awarded in 2010 and com­prises the sup­ply of 910 Iveco heavy trucks over four years. The con­tract also in­cludes en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices and pro­ject man­age­ment sup­ported by Iveco DV’s com­mer­cial premises in Ger­many.

The or­der com­prises 14 vari­ants of the “New Gen­er­a­tion Ve­hi­cles” pro­gramme, in­clud­ing 4x2, 4x4, 6x2, 6x6, 8x6 and 8x8 ve­hi­cles from the Stralis and Trakker heavy truck ranges.

All ve­hi­cles are fully EEV emis­sion com­pli­ant, fea­tur­ing eco­nom­i­cal and eco­log­i­cally friendly FPT In­dus­trial Cur­sor en­gines, fit­ted with au­to­mated EuroTronic trans­mis­sions and Au­to­matic Driv­e­train Man­age­ment (ADM). The in­no­va­tive use of this tech­nol­ogy en­ables the fleet to be one of the most en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly in Europe.

All 14 vari­ants were demon­strated at the cer­e­mony, through a com­bi­na­tion of tech­ni­cal pre­sen­ta­tions, a static dis­play and dy­namic tests.

About 350 ve­hi­cles have al­ready been de­liv­ered to Swiss body­builders and to the cus­tomer in ac­cor­dance with the con­tracted de­liv­ery plan.

Iveco De­fence Ve­hi­cles is ded­i­cated to de­liv­er­ing in­no­va­tive au­to­mo­tive and pro­tec­tion so­lu­tions to meet the needs of mil­i­tary cus­tomers world­wide. The com­pany man­u­fac­tures spe­cial­ist mil­i­tary lo­gis­tic, pro­tected and ar­moured ve­hi­cles in its fa­cil­ity in Bolzano in North­ern Italy.

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