Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia this week showcased tactical logistics trucks to be deployed with Army before international visitors as part of the Intelligent Transport Systems Demonstration Day hosted by Linfox at its Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC).
The capability of Army’s new trucks was demonstrated by three vehicles going through a series of articulation and landing craft obstacles, as well as performing fording and load handling activities.
The ADF is delivering RMMVA’s HX family under the Land 121 Phase 3B program where more than 2,500 vehicles in multiple configurations will form the logistic backbone of the Australian military. The systems of the HX and SX families made by RMMVA are, according to the company, the most durable, reliable, versatile and cost-effective in their class.
RMMVA and its partners, including Adelaide-based SME Supashock, are developing new prototype technology for tactical logistics trucks. Supashock’s new suspension system was on display at the AARC track as part of the demonstration sessions attended by the international delegation.
“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 1st tier Australian suppliers,” Marco Van Lieshout, managing director of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia said.