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German lead contribution to VJTF 2023 to be modernised

23 July 2019
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The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support, has awarded the contract for the modernisation of the Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and other German Army equipment for NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) 2023, which will be led by Germany, Rheinmetall announced in a press release on 22 July. The 11 July contract was awarded to the ARGE Puma consortium between Rheinmetall-Krauss-Maffei Wegmann 50:50 joint venture Projekt System Management (PSM), which produces the Puma, and Rheinmetall Electronics.

System Panzergrenadier VJTF 2023 will link the Puma IFV to the German Army’s IdZ-ES future soldier system in an advanced network-enabled warfare environment, according to Rheinmetall. (Rheinmetall)System Panzergrenadier VJTF 2023 will link the Puma IFV to the German Army’s IdZ-ES future soldier system in an advanced network-enabled warfare environment, according to Rheinmetall. (Rheinmetall)

The System Panzergrenadier (Armoured Infantry) VJTF 2023 package will link the Puma to the German Army’s Infanterist der Zukunft - Erweitertes System (Future Soldier - Expanded System: IdZ-ES) in an advanced network-enabled warfare environment, according to Rheinmetall.





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