Rheinmetall to retrofit Germany’s BPz3 vehicles
Rheinmetall has received a €30 million contract to retrofit Germany’s fleet of Bergepanzer 3 (BPz3) armoured recovery vehicles with battlefield recovery equipment (GFB), the company announced on 18 December.
Under a contract with the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support, Rheinmetall will retrofit Germany’s 69 BPz3 vehicles with GFB and universal transport platforms (UTP) between 2019 and 2024. The contract also includes accessories and documentation.
The fabrication of equipment and integration of the vehicles will be carried out in Kassel, Germany. The GFB will be relocated from the front of the vehicle to the back to enable the safe towing of disabled combat vehicles such as the Leopard 2 tank in forward drive.
The rear section of the modified version of the BPz3 will be fitted with the UTP, which can be used for carrying additional equipment for recovering other vehicles.
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