Pinzgauer 2020

Just when you thought the Army was maybe, just perhaps, with a bit of luck manage to modernise its vehicle fleet along comes a 7 year enabling logistics support contract for the Pinzgauer (and others)

Parts of military vehicles. The Authority has under consideration a 7 year Enabling Contract for the supply of spares in support of light, medium and heavy armoured vehicles and Pinzgauer. The scope of the Contract shall be strictly limited to those parts that, for reasons of exclusive rights, can only be purchased from BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Ltd.

Lowest offer 4 500 000 and highest offer 10 000 000 GBP

So whilst it might mean keeping the lightweight and specialist kit which rides on the back of a Pinzgauer like CBRN, communications, ASTOR or medical it might equally mean Vector staying in service!


Pinzgauer CY12AB RAF Waddington

Pinzgauer - Cosford

Royal Navy Bomb Disposal

014-MIL 4

012-MIL 3

011-MIL 2

Pinzgauer 716M -British Army Combat Service Support

Great bit of kit

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April 27, 2013 9:54 pm

Glass half empty… or full?

Glad to see that air-droppable Pinzgauer, ready to go. The only such vehicle, until the new (bigger) airdrop platform is in service, with and for A400Ms
… when might that be be?

Well before the 7 years are up, but I guess the K Hercs are going this year and the last of the J’s in 2022, so the margin (for error) is not huge.

PS Surely the Viking could be dropped as two different, detached t parts? The early Vikings seem to be consigned to training only, what is the plan for the V2s ? (Not even asking what is happening to the Warthogs post A-stan)

paul g
April 28, 2013 7:35 am

if they are renewing the maint contract, I wonder why I saw a spankers new 6×6 RAF ambulance on the withams surplus site?

Mike W
April 28, 2013 1:40 pm


“it might equally mean Vector staying in service!”

I know that the Vector had a bad press as a result of its performance in Afghanistan, TD, but surely a vehicle that has superior ballistic protection to, a greater payload than, and is a newer vehicle than the Pinz is preferable in so many roles to the older vehicle? It would not be used in the same roles as it was in Afghanistan.

Do not write it off, as it is listed and described in the (now revised?) Equipment section of the MOD (Army) website!

Interesting idea from ACC re: Viking (and Warthog?) and agree absolutely with paul about practically new kit being flogged off at Withams (and I know he was making a specific point re: one vehicle but the general point holds too.)

Mike W
April 29, 2013 6:52 am

Meant to say in my previous comments that it looks from the contract quoted that the Multi-Role Vehicle (Protected) is still a long way off.

Also that Vector has other versions in service, (i.e.. Ambulance and Command) and would almost certainly be suitable for still more (e.g. towing 105 mm Light Gun).

Mike W
April 29, 2013 9:50 am


Well, that’s my ideas shot down in flames then! I didn’t realize it was quite that bad a vehicle. God knows what you will say about my comments concerning Fire Shadow when you publish your post on that!