Jordan to Receive 25 Modernized Marder IFVs from Germany

The Jordanian Army has already received 25 German Marders in 2017 and is slated to get 25 more in 2018. Photo: Rheinmetall

The German government has contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade 25 Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) from Bundeswehr surplus stocks. The first order for 25 Marders was received in 2016 and delivered to Jordan in 2017. The new vehicles will be delivered at the beginning in the first quarter of 2018. The €17 million order for the Marders was booked in October 2017. Chile and Indonesia have also received Marders from Bundeswehr German surplus. The Marder 1A3 IFV 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.

Jordanian Marder IFVs lined up at a desert range. Photo: Rheinmetall