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The German Rheinmetall company outlined today its role in the overhaul and upgrade of 128 Leopard 2 main Battle Tanks for the Polish military, a program expected to yield the consortium of companies nearly €220 million.
Rheinmetall and the German Bundeswehr have successfully tested a high-energy laser effector installed on a German warship operating on the high seas. For the test Rheinmetall mounted a 10-kilowatt high-energy laser (HEL) effector on a MLG 27 light naval gun mounted on the ship.
The Canadian Department of National Defence has selected Rheinmetall Canada to supply 10 Medium Range Radar systems for the Canadian Army. The combat proven radars developed and produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta Systems are capable of detecting hostile rocket, artillery and mortar fire.
The German PSM group, the manufacturer of the Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle is displaying this armored vehicle at the Eurosatory exhibition following a successful series of tests demonstrating the vehicle's performance under extreme climatic conditions. Last year the Puma has undergone hot, dry testing in the UAE 2013, which followed the cold weather testing in Norway in 2012
The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has contracted with the German Rheinmetall Group to supply it with tracked armoured vehicles, logistical support and ammunition worth...
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.
The X1 hybrid airborne system, currently in a concept development phase in Rheinmetall Airborne Systems and Swiss UAV, will combine the capabilities of a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft, thus lending itself to a wide variety of missions.
India bans six companies from MOD contracts. These include IMI from Israel; STK from Singapore, the Swiss Rheinmetall Air Defence (RAD) and Corporation Defence, Russia. The two Indian domestic companies included are TS Kisan and RK Machine Tools.
Rheinmetall and Cassidian are pooling their Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) activities in tactical, Medium-Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS and cargo loading systems. The newly announced cooperation will consolidate the offering of the two companies to gain customer support.
A new active protection system developed by Rheinmetall and ADS GmbH was successfully demonstrated in live firing test earlier in the summer of 2011, validating the design parameters of the proprietary blast-based defeat mechanism in development by IBD Diesenroth for years. Since the test ADS has booked a first serial order for the system.
the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) contracted Cassidian to deliver additional 400 basic versions of the ‘Future Soldier System’ (Infanterist der Zukunft or iDZ BS) combat suites to support German troops operating in Afghanistan, raising the Bundeswehr’s total number of IdZ BS equipment sets to 2,900.
To protect their fleets from missile attacks, the navies of Peru, Finland and Germany have all ordered MASS, Rheinmetall's "Multi Ammunition Softkill System", a...