Norway Orders 300 8×8 Military Trucks from Rheinmetall

The package encompasses multiple vehicle variants, including hook loader trucks, special vehicles vehicle with crane and hook loader systems as well as trailers and flatracks By Joseph Macey / 12 Jun 2023
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Norway will be taking delivery of almost 300 advanced TG3 MIL 8×8 military trucks from German defense company Rheinmetall in a deal worth over €150 million.

The contract was signed in May 2023 by Gro Jeare, Director of the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA), and Michael Wittlinger, Chairman of the Board of Management of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV), in Oslo.

In terms of volume, it is said to be the largest single call-off of trucks to date under the framework contract concluded between Rheinmetall, Norway and Sweden. Earmarked for the Norwegian armed forces, the package encompasses multiple vehicle variants, including hook loader trucks, special vehicles with crane and hook loader systems as well as trailers and flatracks.

The primary purpose of the vehicles will be to enhance the transport capacity and operational capabilities of the Norwegian military. The latest call-off represents less than half of the necessary logistic vehicles covered by the framework contract, meaning that follow-up orders from Norway and other Scandinavian nations are likely.

“We see this follow-up order as clear proof of the professional and partner-like cooperation in recent years as well as the compelling performance of our products,” added Michael Wittlinger. “As we see it, the fact that more and more NATO armed forces are opting for our TG and HX vehicles is an important step toward greater interoperability and resilience.  We take our responsibility to supply the best possible systems here very seriously.”

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