Army Guide German Armed Forces to Receive 110 MercedesBenz Zetros…

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Wörth/Koblenz — Mercedes-Benz Trucks is to supply the German forces with 110 Zetros GTF logistics vehicles. The Federal of Defence Technology and Procurement and AG signed a corresponding agreement on 14 May Under the terms of the agreement, the armed forces are to receive 25 4×4 GTFs in the course of year.

With the Zetros GTF Mercedes-Benz, the German armed will be taking delivery of a new of armoured logistics vehicle specifically to the given requirements, Michael Dietz, Head of and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Special At the same time, we are able to the vehicles with a very lead time because the largely employs components the established large-scale production he added.

Hans Thünemann, Group Director U4 at the Office of Technology and Procurement, focused on the of protection for crews: We attach priority to protecting crews. the new Zetros, soldiers will be to perform their logistics safely even when threat. It is important for us that the can be supplied and ready for deployment in the term.


The in-service manager for armoured wheeled at the Federal Armed Forces Office, lieutenant-colonel Manfred described the military requirements as

The criteria previously applied regard to the procurement of vehicles for of the German federal armed have had to be adapted in the face of the security situation which has in Afghanistan since the middle of the decade at least, involving an complex spectrum of dangers. On the of the two system capability specifications of armoured tactical mobility in operations and Road transport on a Final functional specification for vehicles was established in order to soldiers on deployment with protection against the high of danger in particular from

While the procurement of armoured and functional vehicles is well with a broad range of categories of vehicle already in use now for years and lives having saved in numerous instances as a to date the area of armoured vehicles has still been primarily by temporary solutions older vehicles with armour).

In the five-ton payload class, the Zetros 4×4 GTF from – the sole cab-behind-engine vehicle in – was found to meet the armed requirements. A trial vehicle in-depth testing at the defence offices from 2008, convincing performance on all fronts. The submitted by Mercedes-Benz at the end of 2011 the basis for the agreement which has now concluded on the delivery of 110 Zetros

The first 4 of the 25 vehicles to be delivered in are set to pass through the integrated process to confirm due delivery in with the terms of the agreement and to their suitability for deployment. At the end of process, the approval for use will be The remaining 85 armoured logistics will be delivered up to July With the Zetros GTF, will be supplying the German forces with the first transport vehicles designed for this capability profile.


The Zetros 1833A GTF cab-behind-engine vehicle has been specifically for operation in difficult Powertrain and chassis originate Mercedes-Benz’s large-scale production with assemblies which been tried and tested on deployments. This ensures operation even in adverse and a dependable supply of replacement through Mercedes-Benz’s worldwide organisation. The use of series-production components and additionally enables a short time between receipt of and delivery of the entire order


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The design means that the unit is located under a over the front axle. For and repair work, the bonnet can be forward independently of the cab, access to the assemblies.

This for the drive and cab results in a low overall for the vehicle, which not only its tactical mobility but also transport by rail or air through with corresponding transport Last but not least, the cab-behind-engine results in a more even load distribution, which substantially in truck operations on of varying payloads.


The armoured which is located behind the axle, offers the crew two seats and stowage space for personal equipment and communications The cab is produced in armour steel additional protection elements, the necessary protection against the threats in operation. The cab is equipped as with an effective ventilation to afford protection from ABC and with air conditioning.


The is powered by an OM 926 LA 6-cylinder in-line engine complying with the 3 standard. This engine is to generate an output of 240 kW and maximum of 1300 Nm over a broad rev even when running on fuel, such as is commonly in the field. A fully automatic 3000 SP transmission with six gears transfers the tractive without interruption to the two permanently axles. This means the ideal tractive power is at all times, particularly in difficult enabling the driver to concentrate on the special features of the terrain.

Assessment of the planned deployment of the GTF by the in-service support manager for wheeled vehicles at the Federal Forces Logistics Office, Manfred Klaffus:

The Mercedes-Benz GTF in the five-ton payload class is the such high-tech vehicle to be in the traditional area of armoured vehicles. With a robust and a high level of protection for the the Zetros GTF offers soldiers on a par with that provided by the leading and functional vehicles have been introduced to The extensive communication facilities and the capabilities resulting from of the FLW 100 weapons system will set a new benchmark in operational efficiency for class of transport vehicle. on deployment will have an transport vehicle for a diverse of tasks at their disposal will improve their safety substantially, thus them the necessary assurance they will be able to their tasks safely and even when high of potential threat prevail. The area of use for the Zetros GTF will on supply operations between and outposts and escorting patrols.

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