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Bundeswehr Strengthens APCs

Bundeswehr Strengthens APCs February 2, 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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