The Romanian Ministry of National Defence and Iveco Defence Vehicles, a subsidiary of CNH Industrial, signed a contract for delivery of the first batch of 942 high mobility trucks. The deal was reached on December 30, 2019 under an overall framework agreement, which includes acquisition of more than 2,900 trucks.
The framework contract includes four types of military logistic platforms from Iveco Defence Vehicles’ high mobility truck range: 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and 8x8 Prime Mover, to be further declined in 16 different variants, among which approximately a third are with armored cabin.
According to the manufacture, new Iveco high mobility trucks will be equipped with Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS), black-out lights, dual-fuel engines, self-recovery winches and tactical axles, offering exceptional mobility, fording capability and C-130 air transportability in order to provide tactical support to any military operation.
The new agreement was reached in the aftermath of two previous contracts, signed in 2015 and 2017, which included delivery the Romanian Armed Forces of, accordingly, 57 and 173 high mobility trucks.