Monday, May 29, 2023

Germany reinforces its fleet of Puma combat vehicles

The German military industry receives an important order for the manufacture of Puma infantry fighting vehicles, thus strengthening the country’s defensive capability.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, Germany’s leading military vehicle manufacturers, have been selected to build another fifty Puma vehicles in a contract worth €1.1 billion.

This commission demonstrates trust and recognition of the quality and effectiveness of the Puma system, considered the most advanced in its class.

Germany invests in its defense

The Bundeswehr Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Service Support (BAAINBW) has signed a contract for the acquisition of fifty Puma vehicles, which will be added to the current fleet.

In addition to the armored vehicles, the order includes packages of spare parts and specialized equipment, as well as MELS flight simulators, which will allow for more realistic training for troops.

Puma: power and lethality

The Puma infantry fighting vehicle is recognized as the primary weapon system of the mechanized infantry of the German Army. With a transport capacity of nine people, including crew and infantry, the Puma stands out for its modular protection technology and its capability for networked operation.

Armed with the 30 mm Rheinmetall Mk 30-2/ABM autocannon and the Eurospike Spike LR missile launcher, the Puma has a high power-to-weight ratio and is uniquely lethal on the battlefield.

Modernization and future

The acquisition of new Puma vehicles is a significant step towards replacing the aging Marder IFVs. Similarly, an order has been placed for a comprehensive modernization of the existing Puma IFVs, to ensure their upgradation to the latest S1 standard.

With these investments, Germany establishes itself as a benchmark in the field of defense and demonstrates its commitment to the safety and security of its territory and its armed forces.

Germany strengthens its defensive capability

The order for fifty Puma infantry fighting vehicles is an important step in strengthening Germany’s defensive capability. With a focus on modernization and acquisition of state-of-the-art systems, the country ensures its readiness to meet present and future challenges and threats.

The Puma has been consolidated as a vital piece in the arsenal of the German military, providing protection, power and firepower on the battlefield.

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