The UK defense ministry has awarded Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), a joint venture company, a contract worth £16 million for the upgrade of British Army Fuchs/Fox CBRN reconnaissance vehicles and training simulators.
The Fuchs is a 6×6 armoured vehicle with built-in detection equipment for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats.
The awarded modernization contract see the vehicles receive upgrades for future operational readiness. It will address equipment-related obsolescence issues and upgrade the system with the latest generation of sensing capabilities.
The team will also review safety risks and implement a new support contract that includes technical support, provision of spares and repairs, maintenance, training, and design services. The work will be led out of RBSL’s facility in Telford, West Midlands, with the support of a UK supply chain.
“With the military landscape rapidly changing, it has never been more important to develop our capabilities and continue to strive for innovation and adaptability,” UK Armed Forces minister James Heappey said.