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New multi-terrain cargo trailer delivers increased payloads to the frontline

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DVD - Defence Equipment And Support (DE&S)
: 07 June, 2008  (New Product)
GSV IPT’s three-tonne cargo trailer will enter into service later this summer following the completion of a rigorous testing regime.
The trailer has a significantly increased payload capability than its predecessor, the 1.75 cargo trailer, and will carry a wide range of equipment and supplies to the frontline, such as the first line water carriage system, the field welding solution or two NATO pallets. The trailer will predominantly be towed by the MAN Support Vehicle, but is also compatible with all legacy prime movers. It operates in all conditions and has improved off-road capability.

“The introduction into service of the three-tonne cargo trailer is the result of extensive testing by our project assessment team,” comments GSV IPT team leader Alison Henry. “We are pleased to confirm that the new trailer meets the Improved Medium Mobility classification and will compliment the capability provided by the new MAN Support Vehicle.”

Testing of the trailer was carried out at multiple locations, including Millbrook Proving Ground, CSS TDU, 11(Amphibious Trials and Training) Sqn RM, DSTL Porton Down and QinetiQ Boscombe Down.

The GSV IPT is currently procuring 500 new cargo trailers to transport first line water, and a further 50 for its field welding solution. BAE Systems has also procured a small number for the Falcon communication system. The trailer was developed by Universal Engineering Ltd, with specialist ILS support from HR4 Ltd, which enabled the project to progress at a remarkable rate.

“The new three-tonne trailer will allow for significantly heavier payloads of equipment and supplies to be transported to the frontline,” says Major Aled Evans. “The new trailer is a valuable addition to our vehicle fleet and will remain in service for 25 years.”
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