Australian Defence Force takes delivery of first Land 121 3B vehicles

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A Rheinmetall MAN truck on display with a Mercedes G-wagon during the handover ceremony. Credit: David Allen

The Australian Defence Force has officially received the first trucks and trailers from two Australian companies as part of project LAND 121 Phase 3B.

Assistant Minister for Defence Michael McCormack congratulated Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia and Haulmark Trailers Australia on the delivery of the vehicles and trailers.

“I am delighted to accept today on behalf of the Australian Government the first 12 trucks from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia and the delivery of more than 70 trailers from Haulmark,” Mr McCormack said.

Mr McCormack said the local activity involved in this project is contributing to building and sustaining Australian industry capability and creating jobs and growth opportunities.

“There is a wide range and utilisation of Australian capability throughout the course of the project including design, development and manufacturing right through to provision of through‐life support services including maintenance, engineering and supply support.”

Haulmark Trailers Australia is a proven and trusted Australian Defence industry partner, having recently delivered almost 2,000 trailers to accompany Defence’s G‐Wagons under LAND 121 3A.

Rheinmetall has engaged a range of local Australian companies to deliver fully integrated truck and module mission systems.

Other Australian companies engaged in the project as subcontractors to Rheinmetall are G.H Varley from Newcastle; RPC Technologies and Thales Australia, both from Sydney; Sea Box International from Canberra; and Holmwood Highgate and Penske Commercial Vehicles both from Brisbane.

www.minister.defence.gov.au

A Rheinmetall MAN truck on display with a Mercedes G-wagon during the handover ceremony. Credit:  David Allen
A Rheinmetall MAN truck on display with a Mercedes G-wagon during the handover ceremony. Credit: David Allen
A Rheinmetall MAN truck on display with a Mercedes G-wagon during the handover ceremony. Credit:  David Allen
A Rheinmetall MAN truck on display with a Mercedes G-wagon during the handover ceremony. Credit: David Allen
Australian Army soldier Corporal Grant Solomon, of the Land 121 Driver Training Team, stands in front on a new Rheinmetall MAN truck following the vehicle’s acceptance under LAND 121 Phase 3B at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Queensland.
Australian Army soldier Corporal Grant Solomon, of the Land 121 Driver Training Team, stands in front on a new Rheinmetall MAN truck following the vehicle’s acceptance under LAND 121 Phase 3B at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Queensland.

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