MAN and Haulmark land deal to supply ADF

MAN and Haulmark Trailers land contract to supply equipment to the Australian Defence Force

By Matt Wood | March 21, 2012

MAN Military Vehicles Australia has scored a contract to provide up to 2700 units to the Australian Defence Force.

The deal, a part of Project Overlander, was announced by Defence Minister Stephen Smith and will include armoured and unarmoured vehicles. A government requirement for the tender was that at least 35 percent of the work required to supply the vehicles be carried out in Australia.

Body modifications and assembly are expected to be carried out at MAN’s Wacol plant in Queensland.

One MAN source was sketchy on the full extent of the vehicles to be supplied, but said it was expected to include "everything green".

This will include recovery vehicles, prime movers, hook-lift trucks and medium duty tray trucks.

These units will replace the ADF’s existing fleet of Unimogs, Macks and well-travelled International S-lines.

Haulmark Trailers is also expected to supply 2500 trailers to the ADF. This deal is expected to create 75 new positions at Haulmark’s Brisbane manufacturing site.

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