Germany’s Rheinmetall AG has won a major contract to modernize 90 Fuchs APCs for the Bundeswehr.
The contract totals around €135 million and the APCs are due to be delivered in the 2017-2020 period.
The upgrade will expand the operational scope of the APCs and the crew will benefit from improved survivability and various new technical features.
In recent years Rheinmetall has already upgraded 177 Fuchs APCs to the latest 1A8 variant. Compared with previous versions, the 1A8 offers greater protection from landmines and IEDs, coupled with improved protection against ballistic threats.
After the current upgrade, total number of Fuchs 1A8s used by the Bundeswehr will be 267.