Germany has awarded the modernization contract for the Wiesel Armoured Weapons Carrier (AWC) to FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG). This service life extension contract (NDV) is for a total of 181 vehicles of the Wiesel 1 fleet, which will ensure that the vehicles will remain in service beyond 2030. The focus of the NDV is on chassis improvements, ballistic and mine protection and the integration of modern communications and a new weapons system.
The contract covers the following Wiesel 1 variants: Wiesel 1 Reconnaissance, Wiesel 1 Machine gun and Wiesel 1 MELLS (replacement of the TOW as main armament and integration of the weapon system MELLS are also components of the NDV). In addition, FFG will supply 15 conversion kits for the driving school vehicles. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022.
FNSS: A Globally trusted and respected Turkish partner in defenceFNSS continuously develops new generations of wheeled armoured combat vehicles, which incorporates the most recent technologies. PARS SCOUT, PARS NG-WAV 8x8 and PARS IV 6x6 Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) are the samples, which highlights such effort.
Mission Next-Level Weapon Stabilisation – Tailor-Made Meets ModularIn the development and production of military vehicles, time is not only money, but also relative. Years pass from the idea to the first deployment. In turn, vehicles are in service for decades before they need repairs and upgrades.