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​German Rheinmetall Plans to Produce the First Armored Vehicles in Ukraine as Early as 2024

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The Rheinmetall will produce Fuchs (on the photo) and Lynx armored vehicles in Ukraine / Photo credit: Rheinmetall
The Rheinmetall will produce Fuchs (on the photo) and Lynx armored vehicles in Ukraine / Photo credit: Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall announced the dates for the start of production of Fuchs and Lynx armored vehicles in Ukraine

The German arms concern Rheinmetall plans to start production of the first Fuchs and Lynx armored vehicles in Ukraine next year. This was reported by the Reuters agency on December 2.

German Rheinmetall Plans to Produce the First Armored Vehicles in Ukraine as Early as 2024, Lynx IFV, Defense Express
Lynx IFV by Rheinmetall / Photo credit: Rheinmetall

According to Rheinmetall CEO Armin Papperger, the company expects to sign an agreement with Ukraine on the production of Fuchs armored personnel carriers and Lynx infantry fighting vehicles by early next year.

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"Once the contract is signed, we want to finish the first (Fuchs) within 6-7 months and the first Lynx within 12-13 months," Papperger said.

German Rheinmetall Plans to Produce the First Armored Vehicles in Ukraine as Early as 2024, Armin Papperger, Chief Executive Officer of Rheinmetall AG, Defense Express
Armin Papperger, Chief Executive Officer of Rheinmetall AG / Open source photo

Earlier, late September, 2023, German government's competition regulator Bundeskartellamt issued a permission for Rheinmetall arms manufacturer to open a joint venture in Ukraine in partnership with the Ukrainian Defense Industry state-owned company.

In October, 2023, Rheinmetall was awarded a contract to supply automated reconnaissance systems to Ukraine as well as the manufacturer received large order to supply ammunition to Ukraine and Germany.

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