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Germany explores new options for future armoured vehicles

31st January 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


The latest Patria CAVS 6x6 fitted with a John Cockerill remote weapon system. The type could be selected to equip a new German medium force structure. (Photo: Patria)

Germany has a range of requirements for additional or replacement armoured vehicles over the next decade. Shephard analyses how the German Army might use its share of the country's highly publicised €100 billion defence spending boost.

Speaking at the International Armoured Vehicles 2023 conference in Twickenham, London, a German Armed Forces representative highlighted that a one-off €100 billion defence fund had been allocated to to improve combat capability, with no time limit, 

This does however have to be shared between all elements of the armed forces.

The German Army is already procuring a number of armoured fighting vehicles including the latest version of the KMW Leopard 2 MBT and PSM Puma IFVs.

It is now to establish a medium force whose equipment will include a wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) plus other variants.

This need could be

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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