The Dutch armament procurement organization, the DMO has ordered to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann the modification of 30 Fennek 4×4 reconnaissance vehicles to Joint Fire Support Team (JFST) status for the German Army on behalf of German armament procurement arm (BAAINBw).
The contract includes retrofitting to the latest configuration state in the versions Forward Artillery Observer and Forward Air Controller, as well as replacing obsolete component assemblies and the corresponding software adjustments.
The total order value amounts to approx. EUR 88 million. The Fennek vehicles will be retrofitted to the Fennek JFST 1A3+ variant between 2018 and 2022 and then transferred back to the German Army.
The vehicle’s tasks include battlefield monitoring, target acquisition and directing fire. The JFST team consists of two vehicles, an artillery observer and a forward air controller.