Rheinmetall handed over the first reinforced Marder 1 A5 IFV to the German Army
during a ceremony in Kassel, Germany. Rheinmetall will supply 74 of these
vehicles to the Bundeswehr.
The latest variant of the Marder 1 A3 vehicle has been modified to provide a
highly effective protection against landmines.
Due Bundeswehr involvement in world trouble spots like Kosovo, there was an
urgent need for military vehicles with specially mission oriented anti-mines
Marder 1 A5 will be supplied to the German Army beginning in 2003 through 2005.
This order is worth about €88 million.
The Marder 1 A5 retrofit is based on a combined anti-mine protection approach
that guards the vehicle from produce explosively formed projectiles when
The vehicle modification entails additional armor. To correct this extra weight,
Marder 1 A5 is provided with a new running gear. All components previously
attached to the floor will now be mounted elsewhere, in order to protect
the occupants from landmine detonation.
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