The German government has contracted withto upgrade 25 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles ( ) from Bundeswehr surplus stocks. The first order for 25 s was received in 2016 and delivered to in 2017. The new vehicles will be delivered at the beginning in the first quarter of 2018. The €17 million order for the s was booked in October 2017. Chile and Indonesia have also received Marders from Bundeswehr German surplus. The Marder 1A3 weighs about 35 tons. It is powered by a 600 HP-engine enables a top speed of around 65 km/h. The vehicle is armed with a turret mounting a 20mm RH-202 automatic cannon and has a fighting compartment seating nine soldiers. serves as the vehicle’s main armament.