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Germany upgrades Puma IFVs
Work has started on an upgrade to the German Armed Forces fleet of Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) upgraded to a new S1 standard to prepare them for high-intensity conflict.
German company Rheinmetall has initiated the upgrade programme this month following a contract award worth €1.04 billion ($1.23 billion) signed on 28 June 2021 between the JV company PSM (a Rheinmetall/KMW 50:50 consortium) and defence procurement agency BAAINBw.
The order is for an initial batch of 154 vehicles. A spokesperson from Rheinmetall told Shephard that deliveries under this first order would be completed by 2026. The contract contains options to upgrade another …
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