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New Mobile VSHORAD Positioned to Replace German Stinger-Based leFlaSys

Rheinmetall and MBDA launched today a mobile air defense system designed to defeat aerial targets at close- and very close-range, including small and very unmanned aerial systems (UAS, LSS). As an element of the future integrated air defence, the new modular system is positioned to become a possible successor to the lightweight air defence system leFlaSys/Stinger currently in use with the Bundeswehr.

Polish-German Consortium to Upgrade 128 Leopard 2A4s MBTs

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 Conducts Sea Trials of a Naval Laser Gun

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.

Rheinmetall Defence, IAI Elta to Supply 10 Multi-Mission Radars to Canada

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 Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle making its Paris debut following...

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

Indonesia Orders 156 Refurbished Armored Fighting Vehicles from Germany for €216...

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has contracted with the German Rheinmetall Group to supply it with tracked armoured vehicles, logistical support and ammunition worth...

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 Airborne Systems Unveils Hybrid UAV Design at ILA

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

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.

Cassidian, Rheinmetall form Unmanned systems’ JV

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.

Active Protection Capability Demonstrated in an Open Demo

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.

Germany Expands iDZs Soldier Systems with 400 Additional Systems

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.

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