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PRESS RELEASE
2012.03.15 / Fredrik
Swedish Åkers Krutbruk has qualified the SCANIA truck for advanced mine and IED protection.

The Swedish defence solutions company Åkers Krutbruk; producing advanced protection for defence vehicles has qualified the SCANIA truck for a high level of mine protection and IED – protection. The protection suite integrated in the SCANIA truck is named 4G (4th Generation) and it has the same protection level as a modern combat vehicle. The famous function and reliability of the SCANIA truck are all intact and the maintenance can be done in the same way as in a non-protected truck.

 

It is also possible to convert from a non-protected to a protected truck within hours simply by utilizing the SCANIA modular system and switching the cabs.

 

Åkers Krutbruk is part of the IBD-group and is specialized in research, development, testing and production of advanced protection for defence vehicles.

 

-       Our engineers have invented a fantastic product and we are proud to present a SCANIA truck with an astonishing high level of protection yet with the look, feel and function as a civilian truck, says Niclas Sahlgren, CEO, Åkers Krutbruk.

 

It is very likely that a mine or IED-threat (Improvised Explosive Device - road side bomb) can be encountered during a humanitarian or peace keeping mission and the SCANIA 4G truck offers the possibility to solve the crucial logistical challenges in a safe manner.

 

The qualification of the mine and IED-protection has been done according to STANAG AEP-55 and under the strict control of the National Authority, FFK Karlsborg.

 

SCANIA will market the 4G protected trucks in their regular markets.

 

For more information, contact:

Niclas Sahlgren, CEO, Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB

+46 159 366 00

niclas.sahlgren@akerskrutbruk.se

 

About Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB

In the year 1552, at the order of King Gustav Vasa, Sweden began manufacturing gunpowder. Åkers Krutbruk was established, fulfilling the king's mandate and ensuring the defence of the nation. Today, we are a world leader in defence solutions. Our tailor-made concepts - designed for land, air and naval platforms - are used all over the world, safeguarding personnel on humanitarian, observation and peacekeeping missions. Read more at www.akerskrutbruk.se and www.ibd-deisenroth.de
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Contacts

Peter

Servin

CEO

Phone: +46 159 366 00
E-mail: peter.servin@akerskrutbruk.se

Stefan

Thulin

Production Manager

Phone: +46 159 366 48
E-mail: stefan.thulin@akerskrutbruk.se

E-mail: stefan.thulin@brobyholm.se 

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