Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Contains threads on British Army equipment of the past, present and future.
Post Reply
User avatar
The Armchair Soldier
Site Admin
Posts: 1699
Joined: 29 Apr 2015, 08:31
Contact:
United Kingdom

Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by The Armchair Soldier »

A thread for the Fuchs APC, ordered to be withdrawn from use in the 2010 SDSR, but apparently now back out in use.

22 Engineer Regiment with Fuchs in Jordan for Ex Shamal Storm:

marktigger
Senior Member
Posts: 4630
Joined: 01 May 2015, 10:22
United Kingdom

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by marktigger »

Its the NBC Recce Vehicle

arfah
Senior Member
Posts: 2295
Joined: 30 Apr 2015, 19:02
Contact:
Niue

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by arfah »

.............
-<>-<>-<>-

Forum signature removed. - Miss Armchair Soldier

User avatar
ArmChairCivvy
Senior Member
Posts: 15912
Joined: 05 May 2015, 21:34
United Kingdom

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by ArmChairCivvy »

There is a bingo draw for every year; when was it that the RAF Rgmnt won the price?
Ever-lasting truths: Multi-year budgets/ planning by necessity have to address the painful questions; more often than not the Either-Or prevails over Both-And.
If everyone is thinking the same, then someone is not thinking (attributed to Patton)

User avatar
The Armchair Soldier
Site Admin
Posts: 1699
Joined: 29 Apr 2015, 08:31
Contact:
United Kingdom

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by The Armchair Soldier »

The British Army's Chemical Warfare U-Turn:
specialist British Army unit which was disbanded several years ago is being brought back to life.

Falcon Squadron, part of the Royal Tank Regiment, are experts in dealing with threats from chemical and other non-conventional weapons on the battlefield.

Five years ago the unit was stood down and their role transferred to the RAF as part of defence cuts. [/quote]

BlueD954
Member
Posts: 233
Joined: 02 Oct 2020, 05:11
Singapore

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by BlueD954 »

https://www.rbsl.com/news-and-events/ne ... t-contract

RBSL has won a UK MoD contract to upgrade and sustain the British Army’s fleet of Fuchs/Fox CBRN reconnaissance vehicles and training simulator. The order is worth over £16m/€17.5m.

The Fuchs is a 6x6 armoured vehicle with built-in detection equipment for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats. Rheinmetall possesses longstanding experience and wide-ranging expertise in this high-tech field. Thanks to continuous technical advances and performance upgrades, international users of the CBRN Reconnaissance Fuchs/Fox are able to access the very latest in sensor technology. Just awarded, the modernisation contract see the British MOD utilising Rheinmetall’s experience and abilities to assure the future operational readiness and effectiveness of the UK CBRN Reconnaissance fleet.

RBSL will address equipment-related obsolescence issues and upgrade the system with the latest generation of sensing capabilities. Rheinmetall Landsysteme will be drawing on comprehensive technological support from of its centre of excellence for NBC systems technology in Kassel.

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 British Army will thus be benefitting from Rheinmetall’s extensive experience in the field of NBC detection vehicles.

The work will be led out of RBSL’s facility in Telford, West Midlands, with the support of a UK supply chain. The programme is in line with the UK government’s agenda to provide opportunity to SMEs and level up regional economies, as well as to protect skilled jobs in engineering and manufacturing.

RBSL has a highly skilled workforce of more than 450 employees based at sites across the UK, including 250 engineers who specialise in key capabilities such as weapon systems, survivability, and lethality. The RBSL team will use their expertise in vehicle integration technology to upgrade and sustain the fleet. Experts from Rheinmetall Landsysteme will supply the necessary expertise in NBC reconnaissance and detection technology.

The upgrades delivered under the contract will provide an increase in interoperability and commonality with a number of the UK’s NATO partners. The vehicles will also provide the British Army with an advanced ability to detect CBRN threats.

Minister for the Armed Forces, James Heappey, said:

“With the military landscape rapidly changing, it has never been more important to develop our capabilities and continue to strive for innovation and adaptability.

“This impressive contract award is a strong and positive step to evolve our traditional equipment into nimble and ground-breaking technologies.”

Peter Hardisty, RBSL Managing Director, said:

“RBSL looks forward to applying our extensive knowledge and experience with armoured vehicles to the Fuchs programme. The contract protects key engineering skills in the UK, it presents an opportunity to exploit new technology, and it provides the British Army with an enhanced capability.”

“This is also a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with Rheinmetall – our majority shareholder and Fuchs Design Authority – and a range of UK SMEs.”

The Fuchs/Fox vehicle

The German government gave the British Army 11 ex-German Army Fuchs vehicles in 1990 to support ground operations during the First Gulf War.

In the meantime, the Fuchs/Fox is in service with customers worldwide and has proven to be highly effective in numerous operations.

RBSL will now be implementing a number of capability enhancements in the British Army’s Fuchs vehicles, as well as address obsolescence issues and provide in-service support.

***

So upgrade not replace FUCHS. Just good news?

Lord Jim
Senior Member
Posts: 6196
Joined: 10 Dec 2015, 02:15
United Kingdom

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by Lord Jim »

Yeo it does what it is needed to do well and with the upgrades will continue to do so, as well as being one of the Army's more modern platforms.

BlueD954
Member
Posts: 233
Joined: 02 Oct 2020, 05:11
Singapore

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by BlueD954 »

Lord Jim wrote:Yeo it does what it is needed to do well and with the upgrades will continue to do so, as well as being one of the Army's more modern platforms.
But it's a vehicle that is still dated though upgraded. Can it be replaced by any current platforms? Boxer, MRV-P variants? European light armoured vehicles?

User avatar
ArmChairCivvy
Senior Member
Posts: 15912
Joined: 05 May 2015, 21:34
United Kingdom

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by ArmChairCivvy »

There's a hot production line in Algeria, so if the mechanics start to fail, we just place an order and then move the expensive stuff, which is made to measure for the Fuchs.
Ever-lasting truths: Multi-year budgets/ planning by necessity have to address the painful questions; more often than not the Either-Or prevails over Both-And.
If everyone is thinking the same, then someone is not thinking (attributed to Patton)

Lord Jim
Senior Member
Posts: 6196
Joined: 10 Dec 2015, 02:15
United Kingdom

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by Lord Jim »

Mind you, we could purchase a dozen or so Boxer Mission Modules kitted out with the "Expensive" items from our existing Fuchs once the Boxer starts to enter service in numbers. It does have greater cross country capabilities and greater protection. Low priority though.

BlueD954
Member
Posts: 233
Joined: 02 Oct 2020, 05:11
Singapore

Re: Fuchs Armoured Personnel Carrier

Post by BlueD954 »

Lord Jim wrote:Mind you, we could purchase a dozen or so Boxer Mission Modules kitted out with the "Expensive" items from our existing Fuchs once the Boxer starts to enter service in numbers. It does have greater cross country capabilities and greater protection. Low priority though.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:There's a hot production line in Algeria, so if the mechanics start to fail, we just place an order and then move the expensive stuff, which is made to measure for the Fuchs.
Thanks.

Post Reply