First 60 UTF cargo trucks delivered to German Armed Forces
On May 28, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Ministry of Defence, Thomas Silberhorn, handed over the first 60 brand new Ungeschützte Transport Fahrzeuge (UTF) soft-skinned cargo trucks to units of the German Armed Forces at the Feldwebel-Lilienthal-Kaserne barracks in Delmenhorst.
UTF (Ungeschützte Transport Fahrzeuge) cargo truck (Picture source: Thomas Küppers)
The Ungeschützte Transport Fahrzeuge (UTF) cargo trucks in the 5- and 15-tonne load classes, manufactured by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH or RMMV, will replace the MAM Kat I range of 5-, 7-, and 10-tonne cargo trucks.
During the ceremony the Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Ministry of Defence Thomas Silberhorn said that the last vehicles of the first batch of 558 UTF trucks will be delivered early and already handed over in 2019. He added that a second batch of 252 UTF trucks – 161 in the 6×6 5-tonne class configuration and 91 in the 8×8 15-tonne class configuration – will be delivered up to the end of 2019.