Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia has showcased tactical logistics trucks that are set to be deployed by the Australian Army as part of a demonstration hosted by Linfox at the Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) testing facility.
Three vehicles were put through a series of articulation and landing craft obstacles, as well as undergoing fording and load-handling activities, Rheinmetall stated.
The LAND 121 Phase 3B project is delivering approximately 2,700 medium and heavy vehicles in a range of variants including recovery trucks, integrated load-handling systems and flatbeds, in protected and unprotected configurations.
“These vehicles combine Rheinmetall’s world-class expertise in survivability and mission-specific equipment with MAN’s high-end automotive components and driver assistance systems, together with mission-specific high-tech components from selected first-tier Australian suppliers,” said Marco Van Lieshout, managing director of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia and its partners are developing new prototype technologies for tactical logistics trucks. A new suspension system from Supashock, for example, was displayed as part of the demonstration.