On January 2021 the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) â€“ represented by BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) â€“ has awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles a frame contract for the supply of up to 1.048 military Trakker trucks to be delivered in 2021 – 2028. Iveco Trakker range is much sought after for civil on-road and heavy duty applications and has proved particularly suitable for adaptation to military missions, offering a full range of panel vans and light trucks through to transporters capable of moving loads in excess of 75.
The project will start with an initial fixed batch of 224 units of 8×8 vehicles from the Iveco Defence militarized Trakker range, which will be supplied in five different configurations prepared for 20″ – ISO-container-transport, some with hydraulic cranes and winch systems, and represents another new milestone and consequent next step in the GTF-family of the German Army. All vehicles fulfil the most modern EURO-6-emission-level (still ready for single-fuel-operation) and will be supplied with a protected cab which currently offers among the best-in-class levels of ballistic, mine, NBC- and IED protection.
Available as 4×2, 4×4, 6×4, 6×6, 8×4 and 8×8, these vehicles fulfil logistic roles for a wide range of defence forces from the rear echelon up to the forward areas. One of the chracteristics of current operations is that there is no frontline, with logistic troops as likely to be attacked as combat arms. In recognition of this, Iveco Defence Vehicles has worked to develop a class leading protected cab which can be fitted to the 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 Trakker chassis to provide permanent ballistic and anti-mine protection. The result is a robust, highly mobile but cost-effective logistic vehicle which can operate even in high threat areas.