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Rheinmetall unveils Fuchs/Fox vehicle variant

The German defence company has launched a modified variant of its armoured transport vehicle.

The German defence company has launched a modified variant of its armoured transport vehicle.

Rheinmetall has unveiled a new high-roof version of the 6x6 Fuchs/Fox wheeled armoured transport vehicle, designed to serve in a number of roles, including as a tactical operations centre and an armoured field ambulance.

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The variant’s interior volume measures 12 cubic metres, with headroom increased to 1.60 metres from the previous 1.26 metres.

The armoured field ambulance version of the new high-roofed Fuchs/Fox is built to carry four wounded personnel, two lying down and two seated.

The vehicle is also equipped with an advanced 360-degree panoramic vision system, featuring a fusion daytime/night-time capability, modelled on the system used in the Puma infantry fighting vehicle – tipped to improve the crew’s situational awareness.

Other features include:

  • virtual reality goggles to enable the crew to observe surroundings;
  • communications services which enable interaction with dismounted personnel;
  • a more powerful engine;
  • a new transfer case;
  • a new brake system; and
  • a digital electrical system.

All these things improve the vehicle’s off-road performance and make it easier to operate.

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The vehicle was developed at the Rheinmetall Landsysteme in Kassel in the German state of Hesse.  

[Related: Rheinmetall, UVision sign loitering munitions deal .]

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