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RMMV wins follow-up order to supply trucks to Austrian Army

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) has secured another significant sales success in Austria by winning a tender to supply a further batch of logistics vehicles to the Austrian Army.

To fulfil the contract, RMMV will deliver up to 300 trucks, primarily from the HX family of vehicles, under an enlarged framework agreement with Bundesbeschaffung GmbH (BGG), the Austrian procurement organization based in Vienna. The newly won lot agreement is valid for 48 months and offers the possibility of flexible call-offs of vehicles with a total value exceeding EUR 300 million.

In the spring of 2023, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles was awarded all six military contracts in a request for tenders, out of a total of 23 lots of trucks. The framework contract will last for seven years and includes the delivery of up to 1,375 vehicles from RMMV’s HX, TGS, and TGM series. The order volume may reach up to EUR 525 million. This award brings the framework contract volume for Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to over EUR 825 million.

The framework agreement that was signed last spring is being expanded as part of a broader modernization effort for the Austrian Army. The “Build-up Plan 2023” calls for significant investment in the military’s capabilities, with a focus on improving the mobility of forces in the field. The BBG framework agreement is a crucial part of this plan, as it provides substantial resources to achieve this goal.

Austrian defence minister Klaudia Tanner recently visited the RMMV plant in Vienna’s Liesing district, where she praised the work of the Viennese staff: “I’m impressed by the professionalism of the work being done here. And I’m very glad that the Austrian armed forces have such a reliable partner as RMMV at their side.”

“The expansion of the framework agreement with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH is another strong sign that the Austrian Army is modernizing, but this applies all the more so to the Austrian economy”, declares Michael Wittlinger, managing director of RMMV. We’re proud not only of our Vienna plant’s contribution to Austrian value added, but also of being able to enhance the resilience, autarky and sustainment of the Austrian Army.”

RMMV is a joint venture company in which Rheinmetall AG holds a 51% stake, with the remaining 49% held by MAN Truck & Bus SE.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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