Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles showcases HX and SX families of logistical trucks at DSEI 2015 21509156

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DSEI 2015 International Defence & Security equipment
Exhibition and Conference
15 - 18 September 2015
London, United Kingdom
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles at DSEI 2015
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles showcases HX and SX families of logistical trucks at DSEI 2015
No logistics, no tactics! Now more than ever, today’s fast-moving armies need to be sure that their supplies keep rolling. Contemporary asymmetric conflicts lack clearly defined front lines, confronting commanders and manufacturers of modern transport, command and multi-mission vehicles with new requirements regarding mobility, functionality and survivability.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles showcases HX and SX families of logistical trucks at DSEI 2015 640 001RMMV HX 77 8x8 High Mobility Truck System disclosed at DSEI 2015 
The systems of the HX and SX families, made by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV), rank among the most durable, reliable, versatile and cost-effective in their class. At DSEI 2015, RMMV is displaying a HX77 cargo vehicle and the new HX2 40M equipped with an integrated armoured cabin – just two examples from its high-mobility logistical vehicle family.

All HX vehicles are “military off the shelf” (MOTS) products specially developed for military applications. Their main priority is high mobility and reliability even in the harshest terrains.

Many other militarized vehicles are based on commercial construction vehicles. By contrast, the HX family combines tried-and-tested components from major commercial vehicle series with a toughened low-torsion ladder frame and other technologies designed to meet the specific needs of the military. This includes armour, self-protection systems, extreme fording capabilities, multi-fuel engines and blackout lighting. Right from the start, these trucks are designed not merely for greater durability and better off-road mobility, but also to operate in a wide range of climate zones. Moreover, they can be equipped with protective modules and/or weapon stations for self-protection.

Another specific characteristic of the HX family is high commonality and interoperability. This results in total ease of use as well as streamlined logistics and maintenance, since many of the components and assemblies are common to all the vehicles and fully interchangeable. In the UK, the net effect has been to reduce a previous logistical vehicle parts inventory stock from 30,000 line items to around 7,000.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles showcases HX and SX families of logistical trucks at DSEI 2015 640 002RMMV highlights its new HX2 40M equipped with an integrated armoured cabin
Operation of the vehicles is largely identical. The same applies to maintenance and repair of the vehicles, engines and drivetrains. This produces considerable synergies when it comes to training crews and maintenance staff as well as substantially simplifying logistics for the entire fleet of vehicles.

The multi-fuel capability and excellent supply arrangements (all maintenance-significant spare parts are NATO-codified) are further important features of the HX family.

Depending on customer requirements, all of the HX vehicles can be equipped with a modular armoured cabin (MAC) or a fully integrated armoured cabin (IAC) to meet the highest STANAG or Mil-Standard specifications with regard to ballistic and mine protection. Installation of the MAC takes only six to eight hours, and can be performed by two trained technicians with the help of a lifting device. Furthermore, the vehicles can be equipped with sophisticated command and control technology, a remote control weapon station and Rheinmetall’s hard-kill “Active Defence System”.

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles has a long history in developing and supplying military vehicles systems to armed forces worldwide.

The military-off-the-shelf concept of the HX family remains as compelling as ever, and these vehicles now form the logistic backbone of numerous armies around the globe.

In 2007 the British armed forces took delivery of the first of over 7,000 vehicles of the HX family, including 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 versions. These support vehicles are replacing the old Leyland and Bedford trucks as well as the Folden recovery vehicles, which the SX 8x8 vehicle family is superseding. The British have relied on the HX and SX vehicle families in Afghanistan since early 2008, having previously used them in Iraq. The response from all levels has been extremely positive.

In recent months the RMMV family of vehicles has raced ahead of the competition, winning major procurement orders in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and elsewhere. The decision to opt for RMMV logistical vehicles equipped with highly protected driver cabs shows the importance armies attach to force protection today.

At the beginning of 2010, Rheinmetall and MAN Nutzfahrzeuge joined forces to found RMMV. Drawing on their respective core competencies in automotive engineering and military technology, these two long-established companies have created a globally operating supplier of wheeled military vehicles. RMMV produces a complete range of protected and unprotected transport, command and mission-specific vehicles for the world’s armed forces. Moreover, RMMV supplies not only systems but also service from a single source. From 1st to 4th level support, everything is possible, including on-site repair and maintenance in-theatre.