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British Army Orders German Trucks

German manufacturer MAN announced on Friday it had won a tender to build 5,200 trucks for the British Ministry of Defence in a deal worth around 1.5 billion euros ($1.95 billion). The vehicles are due to be delivered between 2007 and 2013. The terms of the deal allow for the construction of a further 2,100 vehicles, said MAN, which beat off three rival bids to win the contract. The trucks ordered by the British army are all-terrain models from the SX and HX range, which are specially designed for use in military campaigns. The chassis for the trucks will be built by MAN's Austrian subsidiary and the vehicles will be assembled in Britain.

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