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German Armed Forces extends the service life of the Marder IFV

20th January 2020 - 18:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira


The German Armed Forces has contracted Rheinmetall to extend the service life of Germany's Marder IFV, the OEM has announced.

Under the contract, which is worth approximately €110 million ($122 million), Rheinmetall will replace the drivetrain of 71 Marder 1A5 units. In addition, between 2020 and 2023, the company will supply the German military with 78 conversion kits as well as vehicle tool kits and special tools, logistical support, an initial store of spare parts, and training and instruction.

As a first step in replacing the drivetrain, a new powerpack will be installed in all of the vehicles, which will boost the

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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