Iveco Defence Vehicles (IDV), a brand of Iveco Group specialized in defense and civil protection equipment, has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration for delivery of military vehicles.
The agreement will see IDV provide up to 3,000 light vehicles to the Swedish Armed Forces, with an initial order for 400 vehicles worth 850 million SEK.
IDV is tasked, under an agreement of up to nine years, to supply Light Multi-Purpose Vehicles (LMPV) in Military Utility Vehicle (MUV) 4×4 configuration.
The vehicles will guarantee high levels of mobility, compatibility with military and NATO fuels, and adaptability to diverse climatic ranges from -32°C to +49°C. Additionally, the fleet will be covered for reliability and servicing for up to 12 years via dedicated Customer Logistic Support.
The MUV is available in 12 different variants including troop transport, medical, communications and logistics, compliant with NATO standards.
In order to respond to the set of specific technical requirements for the LMPV Project, IDV designed on-purpose solutions and vehicle adaptations. These customization requirements include an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) performance upgrade in terms of both vehicle and superstructures, thus reaching full military levels of compliance, in-cab predispositions for the integration of communication and military equipment as well as tailor-made superstructures for different roles and applications. These include the possibility to transport the Medical 2 variant within the C-130 airplane while at the same time guaranteeing the functionality of the medical systems and intensive care equipment.
According to IDV, this significant order is a further step forward in its strategic business plan in delivering class-leading defense solutions in a complex international scenario.