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The Irish Ministry of Defence has awarded Westward Scania a contract worth €24.6 million for 120 troop carrying vehicles. The vehicles will replace the current fleet of vehicles that entered service some twenty years ago. Scania is supplying P370 B4x4 4×4 trucks, which can carry a payload of up to eight tonnes with an unladen weight of ten tonnes. The vehicles will be used to transport personnel and equipment and to tow artillery howitzers. Ireland also plans to use the vehicles for civilian tasks (e.g. in disaster relief operations).

Trucks are to be delivered between 2020 and 2023.

Gerhard Heiming