Swedish Army Orders Rheinmetall HX Heavy Trucks to Transport Patriot Systems

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  • 12:08 PM, January 17, 2019
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Swedish Army Orders Rheinmetall HX Heavy Trucks to Transport Patriot Systems
RMMV Patriot 8x8 truck (Image: Rheinmetall)

Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract from the Swedish armed forces to supply vehicles for transporting Patriot air defence systems made by Rheinmetall’s partner Raytheon.

Starting in the first quarter of 2021, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) will supply Sweden with a total of forty high-mobility trucks from its HX series, including 16 tractor trucks and 24 transport vehicles. The order is in the double-digit million-euro range, the company said in a statement Thursday.

FMV, the Swedish procurement authority, has already ordered other HX vehicles for its logistics corps. The latest order placed with RMMV for transport vehicles for the Patriot air defence system is in line with the vehicle family concept; moreover, it underscores the customer’s satisfaction with these “military-off-the-shelf” vehicles.

The newly awarded order is the first joint procurement project of Raytheon and Rheinmetall since the launch of their teaming agreement in March 2018.

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