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GSD LuWA vehicle moves toward evaluation

6th September 2021 - 11:45 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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LuWa is intended to replace the existing Wiesel 1 family of vehicles (pictured with TOW missile). (Photo: Bundeswehr/Marco Dorow)

The Luftbeweglichen Waffenträger (LuWa) vehicle programme is moving forwards after a new system demonstrator was unveiled in June for the German airmobile weapon carrier.

Commissioning and testing of a system demonstrator (GSD) of the Luftbeweglichen Waffenträger (LuWa) vehicle is in progress to meet its first set of performance parameters. 

A spokesperson from the Bundeswehr told Shephard that the unit first displayed on 22 June was a static demonstrator, adding that ‘a functional presentation will take place in mid-October'.

The GSD LuWa is intended to replace the existing Wiesel 1 family of vehicles and will provide German airborne forces with a new lightweight air-transportable vehicle that can act as a light armoured weapon carrier. 

The spokesperson said that GSD LuWa is ‘intended to demonstrate the feasibility

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