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New Euro VI trucks of Renault Trucks Defense enter in service with the French Armed Forces.

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Since 2007, Renault Trucks Defense has delivered 570 logistics vehicles to the armed forces, as a result of purchase orders placed by UGAP. The new Euro VI range is entering service with the armed forces.

Since 2007, the French public procurement grouping (UGAP) has ordered 570 trucks to carry out logistics duties for the Army, out of a total of about 700 vehicles delivered by Renault Trucks Defense. This demonstrates the relevance and competitiveness of the solutions proposed by Renault Trucks Defense and their ability to meet the needs of the armed forces.

The vehicles ordered by UGAP carry out materiel transport tasks and, more generally, a range of logistics duties within the Army, thus effectively helping it to perform its missions.

The users include the French army’s transportation unit (“Train”), the Air Force and the Navy. The French defence procurement agency (DGA) also uses many vehicles acquired through these contracts for its test centers.

The latest vehicles delivered are compliant with the Euro VI pollution standard. For example, the “Train” regiments received 25 Renault Trucks C 380 P 6×4 in 2014 and will soon be receiving a further 20, as partial replacement for the fleet of G290 VTL. The camp maintenance units will be receiving 9 Renault Trucks K 430 P 6×6 fitted with water tanks, while 4 Renault Trucks K 460 P 6×6 will be delivered to the Air Force.

Prior to delivery, Renault Trucks Defense has the carrier vehicles fitted out by a network of body shops in France. Workshop support for these vehicles ordered by UGAP is provided by the nationwide Renault Trucks network.

These new cutting-edge logistics vehicles thus supplement the existing fleet of Renault Trucks Defense models used by the French armed forces, such as the GBC 8 KT – which has been in service for decades – or the more recent Sherpa Medium and Renault Kerax.

Volvo Group Governmental Sales is in charge of Defense, Security activities and Emergency services within the Volvo Group, with the following brands: Renault Trucks Defense, Acmat Defense, Panhard Defense, Volvo Defense And Mack Defense. Volvo Group Governmental Sales is a leading player in the field of wheeled military and security vehicles.

Renault Trucks Defense, one of three participants in the Joint Venture (GME) which was awarded the Scorpion contract by the Minister of Defense on 5 December 2014, is to participate in the development of the French Army’s new generation of front-line vehicles Griffon and Jaguar. Renault Trucks Defense is in particular responsible for supplying the powertrains for these two vehicles, and for providing the whole supply chain for the spare parts and components of the Scorpion program.

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