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Germany tests upgraded Marders

30th November 2021 - 12:45 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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Germany intends to modernise 291 Marders 1 in all variants. (Photo: German Armed Forces)

The German Armed Forces have been running trials with one prototype of the 1A3 version featuring a full conversion kit and one Marder 1A5 with a new engine and drivetrain.

The German Armed Forces have been making progress with the modernisation of the Marder infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) fleet and are running tests involving a single prototype of the 1A3 version with a full conversion kit and one 1A5 with a new engine and drivetrain.

An official at the German Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (PIZ AIN) told Shephard that Germany intends to modernise 291 Marder 1 vehicles in all variants.

The PIZ AIN source added that the trials will soon be completed, and the development phase of this project is almost over with only the engine and drivetrain pending.

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