For the protected transport vehicles GTF2 ordered in January 2021, the Bundeswehr will receive driver's cabs with armor protection. The main contractor for the GTF2, Iveco Defense Vehicles, has commissioned Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to produce 224 protected cabins in the first lot and to finish them by 2024. The delivery of a further 824 protected cabins has been agreed as an option. The entire program with 1,048 vehicles is expected to be completed by 2029.
KMW has already equipped trucks for the armed forces of Great Britain, Switzerland and Norway with self-developed safety cells. More than 700 cabins for trucks from different manufacturers have been delivered.
In January 2021, the Bundeswehr placed the procurement order for the protected transport vehicles program. The framework agreement provides for the delivery of 1,048 logistics trucks based on the Iveco 8 × 8 Trakker in 15 different versions. The GTF are designed for a payload of 15 tons. After all deliveries have been completed, the Bundeswehr will have a total of 1,194 GTF in the 15-ton load class. Added to this are the five-tonne 110 Zetros in the payload class, which Mercedes-Benz had delivered to the German armed forces until 2014.
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