IDV, the brand of Iveco Group N.V., which specialises in defence and civil protection equipment, has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration to provide up to 3,000 light vehicles to the Swedish Armed Forces, with an initial order for 400 vehicles worth 850 million SEK (about €73 million).
The up-to-nine-year framework agreement calls for IDV to supply Light Multi-Purpose Vehicles (LMPV) in Military Utility Vehicle (MUV) 4×4 configuration. The vehicles will guarantee high levels of mobility, compatibility with military and NATO fuels, and adaptability to diverse climatic ranges from -32°C to +49°C. Additionally, the fleet will be covered for reliability and servicing for up to 12 years via dedicated Customer Logistic Support.
The MUV is available in 12 different variants such as troop transport, medical, communications and logistics, compliant with NATO standards. In order to respond to the set of specific technical requirements for the LMPV Project, IDV designed on-purpose solutions and vehicle adaptations. These customisation requirements include an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) performance upgrade in terms of both vehicle and superstructures, thus reaching full military levels of compliance, in-cab predispositions for the integration of communication and military equipment as well as tailor-made superstructures for different roles and applications. These include the possibility to transport the Medical 2 variant within the C-130 airplane while at the same time guaranteeing the functionality of the medical systems and intensive care equipment.
This significant order is a further step forward in IDV’s strategic business plan in delivering class-leading defence solutions in a complex international scenario.