Hydrema awarded U.S. Army contract for Mine Clearing Vehicles
Hydrema one of the leading suppliers of high-technology, earth-moving equipment, announced today that it has been awarded a five-year indefinite contract with a ceiling of $168 million dollars with the U.S. Army for the delivery of area mine clearing systems (AMCS), as well as spares, training and maintenance of these vehicles.
The Hydrema MCV’s are standard operating equipment in other NATO countries, but the newest version released by Hydrema fulfills all U.S. requirements.
The U.S. Army is scheduled to begin receiving the vehicles in the next few months and the training of personnel in the U.S. will begin shortly after that.
“This gives us an excellent opportunity for further development of the U.S. market, both for our military and construction equipment products,” said Jan Werner Jensen, CEO of Hydrema. “The MCV contract increases our level of activity and expands our sales and service facilities in the U.S.”
While Hydrema currently has a small number of MCVs in service with the U.S. Air Force, this contract with the U.S. Army which is one of the first examples of complete systems export from the Danish defense industry underlines the good relationship between US and Denmark and may mark the beginning of significant trade opportunities between the U.S. government and the Danish defense industry.