The BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) has commissioned FFG to modernize the entire Wiesel 1 fleet of the Bundeswehr and to reduce the number of different versions of the vehicle.
Prior to this, FFG had already completed the development of service life extension measures in a separate project as well as manufactured prototypes of these different versions which now build the basis of the fleet conversion.
The changes to the armament and to the operational purpose require extensive modifications to the vehicle hull. A modern protection concept and a completely renewed vehicle track complete the conversion. The vehicle ergonomics, electrics and communications equipment were also completely redesigned by FFG and are now being integrated into the vehicle. With all these measures, the Wiesel 1 will continue to be a reliable and important part of the German Bundeswehr in the years to come and prove its value to the troops.