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Bundeswehr Strengthens APCs

Bundeswehr Strengthens APCs 2 February, 2017

Germany will receive 90 more modernized Fuchs 6x6 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) in 2017. Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) has been awarded a $107 million contract to upgrade the APCs to 1A8 standard. The improvements include a strengthened armoured steel hull and additional passive armour, additional external stowage boxes. Some of the modernized Fuchs 1A8s are fitted with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann FLW 200 remote weapon station (RWS) armed with a stabilised .50 calibre M2 HB MG in replacement of 7.62 mm MG3 machine gun. RMMV plans to deliver all 90 vehicles before the end of 2020. 

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