7 juin 2023 | International, Terrestre

Rheinmetall reinforcing NATO partner nation: Norway orders almost 300 more trucks worth over €150 million

The contract was signed on 31 May 2023 in Oslo by Gro Jeare, director of the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, and Michael Wittlinger, chairman of the board of management of...

https://www.epicos.com/article/764004/rheinmetall-reinforcing-nato-partner-nation-norway-orders-almost-300-more-trucks

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