Rheinmetall delivers another 20 Marder infantry fighting vehicles

(To Rheimetall)

The German government has commissioned Rheinmetall to deliver 20 additional infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) marten to Ukraine. The order was placed in March 2024 and has a value in the order of magnitude of tens of millions of euros. Delivery of this new batch is expected by 2024.

So far, Rheinmetall has already delivered a three-digit number of IFVs marten to the Ukrainian Armed Forces through direct deliveries and circular exchange programs.

The version of the marten The 1A3 now on order also includes integrated laser rangefinders, allowing for efficient and precise target elimination.

The company had already supplied the first 20 of these combat vehicles to Ukraine on behalf of the German government in March 2023. Since then, further batches have been delivered, each with double-digit numbers.

Rheinmetall acquired i marten 1A3 IFV from the Bundeswehr. The company therefore began a review of the IFVs for immediate deployment at its own expense in spring 2022. The corresponding work has been ongoing at Rheinmetall's locations in Unterluess and Kassel since then.

The IFV marten, developed for the Bundeswehr and still in service, is one of the most proven weapons systems of its type in the world. Over its operational life, the vehicle was repeatedly modernized and improved.

The Bundeswehr has more than 300 IFVs in service today Puma, which represent the latest generation of this type of combat vehicle and gradually replace the IFV marten in the German army. Additionally, a second batch of more than 2023 has been ordered in 50 Puma additional.