Friday, October 16, 2020

Denmark acquires Scania trucks with armoured cabins by Centigon

Denmark acquires SCANIA trucks whose driver cabins will be armoured by French armour specialist Centigon.

Centigon France, a sister company of Centigon Security Group, a world-leading provider of civil and military armoured vehicles, today announced that it has been selected by Scania for the protection of truck cabins to equip the Danish Armed Forces.

The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) is understood to have selected Scania as the supplier for a seven-year framework contract for trucks. The initial order under the award calls for 200 Military Terrain Capable Trucks (MTCT) and 100 commercial trucks. The whole acquisition contract with DALO is for a large fleet of military tactical (approx. 600) and civilian (approx. 250) trucks to be used for both national and international military operations and logistic purposes. More than a hundred will be equipped with armoured driver cabins that can withstand ballistic threats and the explosion of mines and IEDs; cabins will be available in several protection levels according to STANAG 4569. Centigon is also responsible for real destructive tests and will integrate Danish Armed Forces furnished equipment.

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“We are extremely proud to be associated with SCANIA a world renowned truck manufacturer for such a large-scale military project,” Franck Baucher, Chief Executive Officer of Centigon France, said. “This is a strategic order that proves Centigon’s ability to collaborate with OEMs to meet the expectations of very demanding defence customers.”

The framework agreement is for seven years and includes a range of support, maintenance and repair services, supply of spare parts and training/education services to Scania. Armoured cab deliveries to Scania will start in 2019 and continue in the following years.

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