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25 May 17. Iveco Defence Vehicles to deliver first 400 units in Euro 6 truck order to the Swiss Armed Forces. With this order, the brand confirms its role as partner of choice for the Swiss Armed Forces in
the military heavy truck product segment, equipped with the latest Euro 6 compliant engines. Iveco Defence Vehicles (DV), the specialty vehicles business of CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI/MI: CNHI), has signed a delivery order with the Swiss Armed Forces, represented by armasuisse (Federal Office for Defence Procurement), for 400 trucks to be supplied between
2017 and 2021. The agreement was signed at the powertrain R&D center belonging to Iveco Defence Vehicles’ CNH Industrial sister brand FPT Industrial in Arbon, Switzerland on May 2, 2017. This initial delivery order forms part of a frame contract for a new fleet consisting of special trucks to be delivered from 2016 through to 2022. The frame contract was awarded to Iveco DV in November 2015, following two years of thorough market evaluation and comprehensive practical trials with several demonstrator chassis. This is the third frame contract between the two parties, following previous agreements in 1996 and 2006. It confirms a long established and trusted cooperation between Iveco DV and the Swiss Armed Forces, enhancing the brand’s position as a key industry supplier.
“The awarding of this contract is yet another important milestone in our nearly 30-year collaboration”, commented Martin Sonderegger, National Armaments Director.
“Projecting and producing tailor-made vehicles adapted to the specific needs of our customers is always an interesting challenge for us,” explains Vincenzo Giannelli, President & CEO of Iveco Defence Vehicles. “This latest frame contract bid provided us with an excellent
opportunity to improve innovation and research for a new generation of trucks.”
25 May 17. Oshkosh Defense to supply additional P-19R ARFF vehicles to USMC. The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a new delivery order valued at more than $33m to Oshkosh Defense for the delivery of additional 54 P-19R aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Oshkosh expects to supply the first P-19Rs in June this year, with the delivery of the entire 164 P-19R vehicles currently slated to take place gradually through 2019.
Oshkosh Defense Army and Marine Corps Programmes vice-president and general manager Pat Williams said: “The P-19R vehicle is a reliable, state-of-the-art expeditionary vehicle built to help firefighting crews effectively respond and carry out the mission, wherever it may be.
“It is critical that Marines have the ability to respond quickly to situations regardless of off-road or on-road environments, and the Oshkosh P-19R delivers the next-generation capability needed to accomplish just that.”
The P-19R ARFF vehicles equipped with the Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension system have attained ‘gold standard’ performance in off-road environments.
TAK-4 technology offers 16in of independent wheel travel to provide greater all-terrain performance for off-runway emergencies and has been used on more than 20,000 military-class vehicles to date.
The system also offers the payload capacity required to carry 1,000 gallons of water, 130 gallons of foam agent, and 500lb of Halotron auxiliary firefighting agent. Its roof and bumper turrets can jointly discharge up to 750 gallons per minute.
The P-19Rs feature the Oshkosh Command Zone integrated control and diagnostics system, which is fully automated and provides access to major vehicle information, along with enabling Marines to repair and troubleshoot vehicles, view real-time performance data and remotely access diagnostics information. In addition, they are also integrated with advanced Striker firefighting systems, which have been provided by Oshkosh A