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15 More Wiesel 2 Ambulances for the Bundeswehr

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Wiesel 2 from CH-53G(click to view full) Germany’s BWB (Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement) has ordered 15 more Wiesel 2 tracked armored vehicles from Rheinmetall Defence. Rheinmetall will supply the Bundeswehr with 13 field ambulances, as well as a second order for 2 training vehicles, accompanying logistical materiel for training German maintenance units, and 2 training models. Together the two orders are worth around EUR 9 million (about $11.8 million), with work taking place in Unterluss and Kiel, Germany and expected to be complete by the end of 2007. This brings the number of Wiesel 2 vehicles procured for the German Bundeswehr to over 140. The 2-4 tonne Wiesel family of vehicles are fully portable in medium helicopters and above, and fill a number of infantry enhancement roles. As one can see from the accompanying photos, there isn’t a lot of room inside; indeed, Wiesels generally carry just their crew of 2-3 plus accompanying weapons. The Germans see it as a lightly-protected but very mobile and very transportable vehicle that can add significant firepower punch to airborne units, or provide key capabilities like air defense (vid. LeFlaSys OZELOT variant) that can be shuttled into place by plane or […]

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