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Rheinmetall received an order for MAN HX2 series trucks for Archer artillery systems

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May26,2024

The Rheinmetall company received an order for MAN HX2 series trucks for Archer artillery systems

The German company Rheinmetall received an order for the supply of RMMV HX2 series trucks to the Swedish BAE Systems Bofors AB.

This is reported by the "Military"  with reference to the official page of the Rheinmetall company.

In total, the Swedish company will receive 48 trucks on which the "Archer" artillery system will be mounted. with a 52-caliber 155-mm gun.

The order is part of the renewal of the self-propelled artillery fleet of the Swedish Army. Archer artillery systems based on the Volvo A30D truck will be transferred to the armed forces of the United Kingdom and Ukraine.

In addition, the use of the RMMV HX base will ensure an increase in the reliability of the artillery system, which received not very good reviews during the use of the Volvo base.

The contract for the supply of trucks was signed in March 2024. The total cost is about 71 million euros.

Deliveries of the trucks to BAE Systems Bofors AB are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2024 and be completed by the end of 2027.

RMMV HX trucks are also being used by Japan, where JSW specialists have installed a 155 mm artillery piece.

< p>In the Japanese tender for the 8×8 wheeled artillery platform, the German truck demonstrated high reliability and prospects, which is why it was chosen by the Ministry of Defense of Japan.

Previously the "Military" announced that the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom has placed an order for the purchase of RMMV HX2 trucks as part of the fast-track procurement program.

The purchase of new vehicles should expand the logistics capabilities of the land component, which will allow personnel to load flatbeds onto the platform and transport major material – technical means such as ammunition, food, water and support equipment.

The total number of vehicles ordered is 500 units. The value of the contract is estimated at 282 million pounds.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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