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Swedish Air Force Orders Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration placed an order of 90 units of Mercedes-Benz G-Class [© Daimler AG]
The Swedish Defence Forces have ordered 90 units of Mercedes-Benz G-Class 300CDI 6×6 with a crew cab for four passengers and 2.5 to 14 tons towing capacity.

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Press Release, 28 February, 2020: The Försvarets Materielverk (FMV) Sweden placed an order of 90 units of Mercedes-Benz G-Class under the existing framework agreement between FMV and Daimler AG.

The Defence Materiel Administration Försvarets Materielverk (FMV) is a Swedish government agency and responsible for the supply of materiel to the Swedish defence organisation. The vehicle will be used at Swedish Air-Force bases and facilities all over the country.

The Mercedes-Benz G-class G 300CDI 6×6 with a crew-cabin have a towing capacity from 2,5 tons to 14 tons on the rear end and a crew of four passengers. The front of the vehicle will be equipped with a removable towing coupling as well. A steel-aluminum flatbed behind the crew-cabin and the roof-rack offer space for the stowage of equipment such as snow-chains, fire extinguisher and other GFE (Government furnished equipment) material for maintenance. As a system supplier, Mercedes-Benz AG will also deliver a so-called ‘secondary material’ package including technical training and further tailor made documentation.

Delivery of the G-Class 300CDI 6×6 vehicles to FMV will be from September 2020 until February 2022.

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