Irish Defence Forces ordered Faun Trackway HGMS Heavy Ground Mobility Systems 1202147

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 03:15 PM
 
Irish Defence Forces ordered Faun Trackway HGMS Heavy Ground Mobility Systems.
The Irish Defence Forces has once again extended its relationship with FAUN TRACKWAY – the leading manufacturer of portable roadways and runways – with a third order for the company’s Heavy Ground Mobility System (HGMS), worth €1.6m.
     
The Irish Defence Forces has once again extended its relationship with FAUN TRACKWAY – the leading manufacturer of portable roadways and runways – with a third order for the company’s Heavy Ground Mobility System (HGMS), worth €1.6m.
HGMS Heavy Ground Mobility System on IVECO truck chassis

     
It works by mounting the roadway – called Trackway– on to an electronic spool, which is fixed to a chassis. Requiring only minimal man power, the HGMS is powered by the vehicle’s engine, allowing the full length of Trackway to be deployed by two men in six minutes.

In the latest contract, FAUN TRACKWAY has supplied the Irish Defence Forces with its HGMS Spoolracks. Each Spoolrack is used to store and transport additional lengths of Trackway, which can then be transferred to the Trackracks through a rapid spool-to-spool system.

FAUN TRACKWAY first entered into an agreement with the Irish Defence Forces for its HGMS in 2009, before receiving a second order for supporting components in 2012.

As a participating nation in Eurpoean Union Battlegroups, there is potential that the HGMS could be used by the Irish Defence Forces when providing aid in European Union humanitarian and disaster relief missions.

Chris Kendall, director, FAUN TRACKWAY, said: “As a business founded on engineering excellence, we are committed to delivering innovative systems that truly meet the needs of modern armed forces.

“This latest order will allow the Irish Defence Forces to further strengthen its on-the-ground capabilities by providing quick and easy access for vehicles in areas where there are no roads or networks have been damaged.”
 

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