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Tpz-1 Fuchs  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 1,200
Also Known As: Fuchs 1A8, KAI Kampfmittelaufklärung und �identifizierung, M93 Fox, M93A1 Fox, M93A1P1 Fox and Panzer 1
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Rheinmetall Defence
Parent System: Fuchs
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 1,212
Family Members: Fuchs/Fox 2 NBC-RS
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Description: The Fuchs is a 6x6 high mobility, amphibious armored vehicle developed to conduct reconnaissance missions looking for Nuclear, Bacteriological, and Chemical (NBC) agents on the theater of operations. It is equipped with a mini-lab and a robotic arm that allow for external environment samples collection and analysis by the vehicle's crew which remains inside. Fuchs is powered by a Mercedes Benz diesel engine rated at 320-hp. A 7.62mm machine gun was integrated onto for self-defense purposes. Fuchs has been purchased by the German Army and international customers. It was deployed successfully during the Gulf War in 1991 by coalition forces providing NBC warning. It is also known in the German Army as the Panzer 1. The United States Army also purchased the Fuchs NBC reconnaissance vehicle which receives the M93 Fox designation. The United Kingdom and the United States are expected to integrate the Integrated Biological Detection System (IBDS) into its Fuchs vehicles.

On 14 February 2005, Rheinmetall announced that it was expected to supply Fox NBC reconnaissance armored vehicles to the armed forces of United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a result of negotiations between Germany and UAE. The Fuchs/Fox 1A8 is an upgraded version introduced in March 2008 replacing the 1A7 configuration of this NBC reconnaissance vehicle. The 1A8 version includes a comprehensive protection package against mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Compared to 1A7, the 1A8 features: structural changes in the floor of the hull such as intermediate floors and mine protection plates; new seat and seat suspension technology in the fighting compartment decouples the crew from the floor of the hull; reinforced wheel guards with formed steel armor components; reinforced doors; modification of the window mountings in the doors; and additional stowage compartments and strengthening of the vehicle's exterior. The German Army/Bundeswehr ordered 21 existing Fuchs vehicles upgraded to 1A8 standard for deployment in Afghanistan and are expected to remain in active service beyond 2020.

Tpz-1 Fuchs Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 8
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Dimensions
Height: 2.41 meter (95 inch)
Length: 7.30 meter (287 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
Width: 2.98 meter (117 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 800 kilometer (497 mile)
Power
Power: 320 shp (239 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 26.7 mps (96 kph)
Top Speed: 29.2 mps (105 kph)
Weight
Max Weight: 18,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Tpz-1 Fuchs News

There are 14 news between
22 Aug 2007 and 12 Dec 2016
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Monday, December 12, 2016Rheinmetall Wins Bundeswehr Order for Fuchs Survivability Upgrades
Monday, January 25, 2016Rheinmetall Creates Leading European Producer of Military Vehicles
Wednesday, May 22, 2013German Army to Upgrade 25 More Fuchs to the 1A8 Standard
Monday, February 4, 2013Bundeswehr Orders Seven KIA Fuchs Armored Vehicles for Clearing IEDs
Tuesday, January 29, 2013Rheinmetall Wins Major Order to Supply Sensor Equipment for Bundeswehr Vehicles
Thursday, November 17, 2011AMAP-ADS Force Protection Technology Demonstrated on Tactical Vehicles
Tuesday, June 28, 2011Active Defence System ADS tested on German Fuchs NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle
Thursday, April 14, 2011Rheinmetall Wins Important Bundeswehr Force Protection Orders
Monday, January 10, 2011MAPS Active Vehicle Protection System Demonstrated Successfully
Friday, September 17, 2010Bundeswehr Places Follow-up Orders for Fuchs Vehicles and Heron UAVs

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Germany397
By 2012 the German Army will operate up to 65 Fuchs 1A8 vehicles; by 2016 that number will increase to 177
YearHoldings
2015358
2014367
2013402
2012434
2011430
2010334
2009352
2008331
2007364
2006317
Netherlands29
YearHoldings
20151
20141
20121
20111
20101
20091
20081
20071
20061
Saudi Arabia36
Ordered in 1991

Grand Total 5189
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