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The Bundeswehr has already contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade 21 of its vehicles to the 1A8 vers.


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Germany German Army Bundeswehr Rheinmetall Fuchs 1A8 wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier picture The Bundeswehr has already contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade 21 of its vehicles to the 1A8 version, the first of which are already in action in Afghanistan. In light of the urgent operational requirement, modification of the entire lot is to be completed before the end of the year. The robustly modernized Fuchs/Fox 1A8 is the outcome of operational experience gained during the ISAF mission in Afghanistan, and reflects the changing threat to German troops deployed in high-risk environments. Stepped up IED attacks on vehicles and convoys, coupled with the acute threat from mines, made better force protection a vital requirement. The first of the revamped vehicles was transferred to the Bundeswehr in March 2008.The Bundeswehr has already contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade 21 of its vehicles to the 1A8 version, the first of which are already in action in Afghanistan. In light of the urgent operational requirement, modification of the entire lot is to be completed before the end of the year.

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