The French Ministry of Defence has placed an order for 250 logistic military trucks with the Iveco (CNH industrial Group) and Soframe (Lohr group) consortium.
The order forms part of the “Porteurs Polyvalents Terrestres” (PPT) programme, launched in 2010 to provide the French land forces with a fleet of modern logistic vehicles. The delivery is scheduled in 2016.
Included in the “Loi de programmation militaire 2014-2019,” this order demonstrated the French Army’s drive to modernise its logistic capabilities.
The PPT range includes two variants: a logistic vehicle (Porteur polyvalent logistique - PPLOG) and a recovery vehicle (Porteur polyvalent lourd de dépannage - PPLD). Both vehicles share the same chassis with 4 axle 8 wheel drive (8x8), ensuring on and off road mobility in all climatic conditions (for example on snow covered mountain roads). The logistic vehicle will feature an independent hook-lift body for load-handling operations, with a payload up to 19 tonnes, whilst the recovery vehicle will be supplied with a crane for recovering military vehicles.
The PPT cabs offer a high level of crew comfort and are designed to accommodate a variety of modern military communication and command systems. All of the 200 vehicles ordered in 2010 (150 PPLOG and 50 PPLD) feature a protected cab with ballistic and mine blast protection.