Rheinmetall has been awarded a framework contract by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of different variants of military wheeled vehicles and long-term service support.
Under the contract, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) will deliver a large number of logistical vehicles to the Norwegian armed forces.
The deal for military logistical vehicles, signed at RMMV's Vienna plant, is scheduled to be continued through 2025, and is linked to an additional agreement under which the Norwegian armed forces will receive long-term service support from RMMV.
Under an initial €100m order, Rheinmetall will provide integrated logistical support, including the supply of spare parts and maintenance services.
The armed forces is expected to receive the new fleet of trucks between 2015 and 2017.
Designed to expand operational capabilities, they will enhance the transport capacity of the Norwegian military's logistical arm, while providing maximum operational effectiveness.
Some of the trucks will be fitted with an integrated armoured cab to provide effective protection from ballistic threats and shrapnel.
Featuring state-of-the-art communications and command technology, they will include remotely operated weapon stations for self-defence purposes.
RMMV is a joint venture between Rheinmetall AG and MAN Truck&Bus AG.
Image: A Rheinmetall-built military vehicle conducting a mission. Photo: © 2014 Rheinmetall AG.