In an additional multilateral alternate of kit, or “Ringtausch”, Rheinmetall has offered Slovenian Armed Forces with navy swap physique truck on the behest of the German authorities. In alternate for the brand new navy vans, the Slovenian armed forces furnished important navy support to Ukraine a number of weeks in the past. Along with the automobiles, Slovenia is receiving variable loader platforms, 5 palletized water tank modules, in addition to an preliminary service bundle, together with coaching. Forty newly construct vans, primarily based on the UTF unprotected transport automobiles Rheinmetall produces for the Bundeswehr, have now been handed over to the Slovenian navy in Ljubljana. For Rheinmetall, the transaction represents gross sales quantity within the decrease two-digit million-euro vary.

The undertaking was accomplished at a exceptional tempo. The gear alternate was primarily based on a declaration of intent made a number of weeks earlier on 21 September 2022 by German defence minister Christine Lambrecht and right here Slovenian counterpart, Marjan Šarec, adopted by an order positioned with Rheinmetall on 5 December 2022. Negotiations between the the three events – the German Ministry of Defence, the Slovenian armed forces and Rheinmetall – went rapidly and easily. Switch of the automobiles befell at Rheinmetall MAN Army Autos GmbH’s native companion, MAN Truck & Bus Slovenija d.o.o. Instantly afterwards, Slovenia’s minister of defence, Marjan Šarec, took supply of the vans on behalf of the Slovenian Military. Supply is thus largely full, although particular person parts and coaching modules will nonetheless be shipped over the following two years.


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The “Ringtausch” is a process developed by the German authorities to assist the Ukrainian battle effort in cooperation with neighbouring European nations and NATO companion nations. Right here, NATO nations switch Soviet-era heavy gear to Ukraine, receiving surplus Western-made methods in return. Rheinmetall is already participating in multilateral gear exchanges with the armed forces of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Greece, supplying them with most important battle tanks and infantry preventing automobiles. When it comes to configuration, these swap physique vans are similar to the logistic automobiles developed by Rheinmetall MAN Army Autos on behalf of the Bundeswehr. Many of those protected and unprotected vans are at the moment being produced below a framework settlement between Rheinmetall and the Koblenz-based Federal Workplace for Bundeswehr Gear, Info Expertise and In-Service Assist (BAAINBw).

On the finish of December 2019, the German Bundeswehr ordered a thousand logistic automobiles from Rheinmetall price €382 million, together with valued added tax. The order is the third call-off from a framework contract signed in July 2017 encompassing over 2,200 state-of-the-art navy vans, which the Bundeswehr is buying as a part of its ‘Unprotected Transport Autos’ undertaking.Of the thousand automobiles simply ordered, 675 have a five-tonne payload, whereas the remaining 325 have a load-carrying capability of 15 tonnes. Beginning in January 2020, the vans can be constructed on the Rheinmetall MAN Army Autos GmbH (RMMV) plant in Vienna, with supply to be full by the tip of the yr. That includes a primary navy configuration, these sturdy, off-road-capable automobiles can be obtainable to assist the Bundeswehr’s Very Excessive Readiness Joint Process Pressure (VJTF) 2023 mission