New Puma IFV takes part in German Panzer unit live fire exercise

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The 4th Company of the 33rd Mechanized Infantry Batallion of the German Bundeswehr stationed in Luttmersen recently completed a live fire training exercise with the new Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs).

The Puma, designed to replace the Marder 1 IFV, will be produced in full-rate starting from 2017. The Marder 1, though still solid, was originally designed for operations during the Cold War and will be replaced by the more modernized Puma IFV, which has capabilities to perform under today’s combat conditions.

U.S. Army reserves were also present at the range as part of Military Exchange Program between Germany and the United States.