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German armsmaker Rheinmetall to supply 20 additional Marder IFVs to Ukraine this summer – Welt

Marder IFV. Illustrative image: Wikimedia Commons
German armsmaker Rheinmetall to supply 20 additional Marder IFVs to Ukraine this summer – Welt

Germany’s Rheinmetall arms group plans to deliver 20 more Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine this summer, Welt reports.

On 23 June, the company confirmed the corresponding plans, in addition to supplies announced in early June. The German government will pay a lower double-digit million euro sum for the equipment, according to Welt.

Ukraine asks Germany to send more Leopards and Marders

This would give Ukraine a total of 60 Marder vehicles: 40 from Rheinmetall and 20 from Bundeswehr stocks. Rheinmetall is offering 60 more, with work already underway at its two factories. Of these 60, up to 10 could be completed per month, the company says.

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