Rheinmetall is supplying 20 further Marder infantry combating autos (IFV) to Ukraine as a part of a German authorities contract.
Berlin awarded the multi-million-euro contract in Might as a part of a 2.7-billion euro ($2.9 billion) protection bundle for Ukraine.
The autos are scheduled to be delivered this summer season.
Ukraine May Obtain 120 Marders this Yr
Ukraine has already obtained 40 Marders: 20 shipped by Rheinmetall and 20 by the German authorities from its army inventory.
Rheinmetall said that it might ship a further 60 Marders to Ukraine at a price of as much as 10 autos per 30 days. It added that work is already underway in its Kassel and Unterlus vegetation.
Navy Gear Change Program
In the meantime, Germany will ship 40 Marders to Greece underneath the Ringtausch program.
This system entails sending surplus Western protection tools to a rustic in trade for Soviet-built weapons for Ukraine.
Rheinmetall is a part of varied Ringtausch exchanges involving the armed forces of Greece, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
“The autos being made accessible are overhauled Marder 1A3 programs previously owned by the Bundeswehr,” the Düsseldorf-based protection contractor defined.
“As early as spring 2022, Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH started restoring the infantry combating autos to a state of fast fight readiness at its personal expense at its websites in Unterlus and Kassel.”