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Rheinmetall delivers first Marder IFVs to Hellenic forces

German firm Rheinmetall has accomplished the supply of the first batch of Marder 1A3 infantry combating autos (IFVs) to the Hellenic Armed Forces.

The IFVs have been delivered to Greece as a part of a world backfill exercise initiated by the German authorities.

The first batch of autos was shipped on 11 October from the corporate’s facility in Unterlüß, Germany, to Greece. 

Following the supply, the brand new Marder 1A3 autos have been displayed throughout a Hellenic Armed Forces’ parade in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 28 October.

In trade for the brand new combating autos, Greece has dedicated to ship its Soviet design infantry combating autos, in addition to different related army gear, to assist Ukraine in its struggle in opposition to Russia.

Apart from the IFVs, the corporate, together with the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr), can also be offering an ammunition bundle and a spare components bundle to Greece. In addition, it can additionally present built-in service packages, comprising associated coaching and assist providers.

All the deliveries underneath this programme are anticipated to be accomplished by the top of subsequent 12 months.

Rheinmetall acknowledged that the Marder autos being given to Greece belonged to the German Armed Forces’ outdated shares. 

Since spring 2022, Rheinmetall Landsysteme has been repairing and overhauling the IFVs at its Unterlüß facility. This work has all been carried out by the corporate at its personal bills.

Through this backfill process, Germany, in shut affiliation with its European neighbours and Nato companions, delivers army gear from former Soviet manufacturing to Ukraine and, in trade, receives obtainable programs from the West.

Earlier this month, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht introduced {that a} new weapons restore centre is being established in Slovakia to restore outdated weapons programs and army gear for the Ukrainian forces.


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