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KF41 Lynx Command Variant

Rheinmetall displayed today a new configuration of the KF41, unveiled at Eurosatory yesterday. The turreted combat vehicle that was displayed yesterday was reconfigured overnight,...

German Lynx AFVs Proposed to Replace Czech BMPs

Rheinmetall is showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at the IDET 2017 in the Czech Republic city of Brno. Based on mature technologies and components the LYNX is positioned as an advanced, mid-weight armored vehicle designed to replace AFVs that are gradually being phased out, such as the BMP-1 and BMP-2 used by many of the Eastern European countries, including the Czech Republic.

Canadian Soldiers to Receive Modern, Integrated Soldier Systems

The Canadian government has awarded Rheinmetall Canada an initial contract worth CAD 7 million (€5) for the qualification of Integrated Soldier Systems (ISS) for Canadian military use.

50kW High Energy Laser Successfully Demonstrated in Switzerland

Rheinmetall's 30kw Laser Weapon
Rheinmetall has successfully tested a new 50kW high-energy weapon technology demonstrator.The test was conducted at the end of November, at the company’s Ochsenboden Proving Ground (EZO) in Switzerland. The test comprised three types of targets representing hardened targets, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and ballistic threats. and successful A steel ball representing a mortar round target, travelling at approximately 50 m/sec was also intercepted.

Rheinmetall Displays RPG-Protected Cabin for the HX2 High Mobility Truck

Above:Rheinmetall-HX2 showing the cabin RPG protection by flexible net and slat armor. A more advanced active defense system is also suggested for this application....

Rheinmetall Defence Displays Two Marder Upgrades

Above: Upgraded Marder APC. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update // // Main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) as well as wheeled armored combat vehicles continue...

The Big Wheels are Rolling Again at Eurosatory 2012

The trend toward wheeled armored fighting vehicles (AFV) continues, despite vehicles becoming ever heavier. This article published in Defense-Update's Eurosatory Preview outlines the new trends reflected by the various vehicles displayed at Eurosatory 2012

Rheinmetall, IMI Team to Propose M109 SPG Upgrades for the IDF

IMI has teamed with the German company Rheinmetall Defence to offer an upgrade package for the Israel Defense Forces M-109A5 self propelled howitzers. The modular package will enable the IDF to introduce a list of long awaited upgrades, required to maintain the M109 in service for 40 years.

U.S. Army Awards Two Contracts for Technology Development of the Ground...

The U.S. Army awarded two contracts for the technology development (TD) of the Ground Combat Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The winners are General Dynamics...

Israel’s Heron TP Could Support French Strategic Intelligence Operations by 2012

Dassault is proposing to support the French Ministry of Defense Intelligence gathering operations with Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to be leased from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Dassault and IAI have entered a teaming agreement in 2008 along with Thales and Indra, to jointly offer the Heron TP for strategic intelligence gathering services in France and Spain.

Modified Puma, Hybrid Armored Vehicle up for U.S. Army GCV ...

Three teams, led by General Dynamics, SAIC and BAE Systems are competing for U.S. Army $450 million technology demonstration contracts to demonstrate vehicle platforms that could evolve in 7 years into the Ground Combat Vehicle, the U.S. Army future infantry carrier.

Rheinmetall defence

Part German based Rheinmetall Group, Rheinmetall Defence provides defense and security systems for the domestic and international market. Last year, Rheinmetall Defence's 9,300 employees generated...

KMW, RDE to Launch New Armored Vehicle Families at Eurosatory

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has also teamed with Rheinmetall Defence of Düsseldorf to launch a new class of armored multi-purpose vehicle family weighing 5 –...

Israel, Germany Sign Cooperation Agreement for the Development of Loitering Weapons

Representatives of the Israeli and German ministries of defense signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of new types of loitering weapons. According...

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