Germany has ordered the company Rheinmetall seven armored demining machines Fuchs KAI total cost of 37 million dollars. According to a press release from Rheinmetall, delivery trucks are expected in the period from November 2013 to November 2014. Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2014, the Bundeswehr plans to send armored vehicles to Afghanistan.
Fuchs KAI developed on the basis of six-wheel armored Fuchs 1A8 and are designed for detection and neutralization of improvised explosive devices. Fuchs KAI armed controlled arm that can neutralize explosive devices at a distance of 10 meters.
Military personnel can evaluate discovered explosive devices, without leaving the protected body Fuchs KAI. In addition, an armored vehicle adapted for the wounded evacuated from the battlefield.
As basic model Fuchs 1A8, Fuchs KAI has protection against mines and improvised explosive devices. Additionally, the machine can be equipped with active protection system (ADS), which neutralizes the approaching enemy projectiles.
According to Jane’s, Germany buys demining machine Fuchs KAI within applets GRCP (German Route Clearing Package). Also in the program from Fuchs KAI includes remote-controlled tracked vehicles based on light armored vehicles Wiesel 1, kitted sensors explosive devices.