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When closed up, the periscopes fitted in the roof of the vehicle to the front of the driver's hatch allow visibility out of the cabin. The troop/cargo compartment, which is at the rear of the vehicle, is 3.2 m long, 1.25 m high and 1.5 m wide at its widest point.

It introduced improved protection against mines and IEDs, specially for German units stationed in Afghanistan.

The work was carried out between 2004-2007 at Kassel, where the vehicles were originally built.

Vehicles upgraded under this contract were given the TPz A7 designation.

To meet different threat levels the Fuchs 2 has been designed to be fitted with enhanced passive armour packages developed by IBD.