Deal: 500 trucks for the UK (Rheinmetall)Deal: 500 trucks for the UK (Rheinmetall)
  • UK Rapid Procurement Leads to Major Deal for Rheinmetall
  • Enhanced Transport Capability for British Army by March 2024

Doncaster, UK – Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles UK (RMMV UK) has secured a significant £282 million contract to supply 500 HX 8×8 Palletised Load System (PLS) trucks to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). This deal, a result of rapid acquisition, remarkably took only seven months from initial discussions to contract award, showcasing an efficient procurement process.

Major General Darren Crook, Director or the Land Equipment Operating Centre for Defence, Equipment & Support (DE&S), said “I’m delighted that together with industry that we have been able to turn around this contract from conception, through approvals to contract award and first delivery, in just seven months.”

Rheinmetall Press Release

RMMV UK is set to deliver this crucial capability to the British Army within just three months of the contract award. As of now, 320 vehicles are already being modified to meet UK specifications at RMMV UK’s facility in Doncaster. The remaining 180 vehicles are scheduled for delivery by 31 March 2024. These PLS trucks are essential for the British Army, enhancing their operational support capabilities. They are designed to transport vital logistics, including ammunition, food, water, and other support materials, to operational areas.

Rebecca Richards, Managing Director of RMMV UK, expressed her satisfaction with the rapidity and collaboration of the process, stating, “We are pleased to deliver under the Rapid Acquisition Process, working collaboratively with our customer to contract this key capability and first delivery to the British Army within seven months.” She emphasized the enhanced transport capability of the trucks, which significantly increases agility and responsiveness, along with providing substantial protection, all achieved within an expedited timeframe. This contract not only underscores RMMV UK’s commitment to rapid and efficient delivery but also marks a significant advancement in the logistical capabilities of the British Army.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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