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Rheinmetall Preps Afghanistan Vehicles

Credit: Rheinmetall

Germany will receive equipment upgrades for Afghanistan from Rheinmetall by year-end. The $34 million order consists of four refitted Buffalo armored recovery vehicles and seven road-clearing systems. The Buffalo is a 59-ton tracked armored vehicle that supports, recovers and tows Leopard 2 tanks and other tracked vehicles (see photo). The upgrades include antimine hull reinforcements, and up-armored flanks and top armor to protect against roadside bombs, rocket-propelled grenades and light antitank weapons.


 

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