DLO brings new Army trailer into service

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14 January  2005

Following successful trials undertaken during September and October 2004, the Army’s new 44 tonne trailer has come in to service thanks to the DLO’s General Support Vehicles (GSV) IPT.

Sixty Interim Light Equipment Transporter Trailers (ILET) will be delivered by Dutch company Broshuis BV, who won the £3 million contract last June. Broshuis has already shipped twenty seven production specification trailers to the UK and the first trailer was issued from DSDC Ashchurch to 19 Tank Transporter Regiment in early December; the remainder are due to be handed to units of the Royal Logistics Corps, REME and Royal Engineers in the first half of this year.

Army Truck Trailer

The ILET trailers can be towed by existing Seddon Atkinson tractor units and are intended for the movement of Armoured vehicles and Engineer Plant.

GSV Team Leader Peter Hardisty said:

“This equipment will replace the existing LET low-loaders in British Army service which exhibited structural cracking and were limited to a 30 tonne maximum payload. These new ILETs will restore the Army's requirement for a 44-tonne load and will be more durable than the existing trailer as they are designed for use on unmetalled roads. This reflects the reality of current operations where the Army needs to routinely move vehicles away from metalled roads, as encountered in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.”


Last Updated: 14 Jan 05