Contracts

Rheinmetall books ˆ110 million-contract to extend the service life of the Marder infantry fighting vehicle for the Bundeswehr

The Bundeswehr has contracted with Rheinmetall to carry out new measures for extending the service life of the Marder infantry fighting vehicle. In order to maintain the operational readiness of this tracked vehicle, the drivetrain of 71 Marder 1A5 vehicles will be replaced. During the 2020-2023 timeframe, Rheinmetall will be supplying the German military with a total of 78 conversion kits as well as vehicle tool kits and special tools, logistical support, an initial store of spare parts, and training and instruction. The order is worth around

ˆ110 million, including value added tax. The service life extension will maintain and expand the capabilities of the Marder, which the Bundeswehr first fielded in 1971.

As a first step in replacing the drivetrain, a new powerpack will be installed in all of the vehicles, which will boost the Marder’s engine output from 600 to over 750 HP. The new powerpack will significantly enhance the tried-and-tested vehicle’s responsiveness. Here, the Bundeswehr has opted for a highly advanced, for ...

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21.01.2020 Visits - 291
Defence Industry

TEMPORARY COMPANY GROUPING EBMR MEETS ITS DELIVERY OBJECTIVES FOR 2019

On 24 December 2019, the temporary company grouping EBMR (Multi-Role Armoured Vehicles) received the inspection report for the 92nd VBMR-GRIFFON from the quality department of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA/SQ).


14.01.2020 Visits - 750
Defence Industry

BAE Systems` CV90 increases lethality by testing SPIKE LR anti-tank guided missile

BAE Systems successfully fires an integrated, long-range anti-tank guided missile from the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle during difficult arctic test conditions to defeat a target at more than 2,000 meters.


14.01.2020 Visits - 727
Robots

Kungas Unmanned Ground Vehicle Tested in Russia

The Russian Ground Forces completed the state tests of the Kungas Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). This was in an interview with the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda the Army General Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces. According to him, in 2020, the Russian military will begin experimental-military operation of the complex.


11.12.2019 Visits - 2468
Contracts

CONTRACT TO DELIVER REMOTE WEAPONS STATIONS TO DENMARK WORTH 270 MNOK

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for delivery of the KONGSBERG PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station (RWS) to the Danish Army worth 270 MNOK.


11.12.2019 Visits - 2451
Robots

FLIR Wins U.S. Army Heavyweight Robot Contract Worth Up to $109M

ARLINGTON -- FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that its Kobra™ robot has been chosen for the United States (U.S.) Army’s Common Robotic System-Heavy (CRS-H) program. The five-year production contract to build upwards of 350 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) is worth up to $109 million.


06.12.2019 Visits - 2515
Defence Industry

Military-Industrial Company LLC completed preliminary tests of the Boomerang armored vehicle

In accordance with the schedule of work on the Boomerang R&D program, the Military-Industrial Company LLC (Russia), together with the Main Armored Directorate of the Russian Federation and research organizations of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, completed preliminary tests of prototypes. Based on the results of the tests, the commission signed the Act of preliminary tests.


06.12.2019 Visits - 2634
Contracts

Switzerland awards contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems- Mowag to deliver 100 EAGLE 6x6 reconnaissance vehicles

General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag announced today that it signed a contract with armasuisse on November 18th, 2019, for the delivery of 100 protected EAGLE 6x6 reconnaissance vehicles for the Swiss Army. The EAGLE 6x6 was selected after an international competition conducted by armasuisse, the Swiss federal office for defence procurement. This first order of the EAGLE 6x6 is a milestone for the latest development of the EAGLE vehicle family.


06.12.2019 Visits - 2667
Defence Industry

£2.8bn armoured vehicle contract secured for British Army

A contract worth £2.8 billion has been signed to provide state-of-the-art armoured fighting vehicles to the British Army. The Defence Secretary has announced that the army will receive more than 500 Boxer 8x8 high mobility, network-enabled armoured vehicles to transport troops onto the frontline.


11.11.2019 Visits - 3716
Defence Industry

U.S. Marine Corps orders more Amphibious Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems has received a $120 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).


11.11.2019 Visits - 3901
Defence Industry

Denmark and Germany receive the latest versions of the LEOPARD 2

Munich -- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has handed the latest versions of the Leopard 2 over to Denmark and Germany. Frank Haun, Chairman of the Board of KMW, presented the symbolic keys of the first two vehicle systems to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark, Friis Arne Petersen, and the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defence, Dr. Peter Tauber.


07.11.2019 Visits - 3574
Future Technologies

Rheinmetall to Feature Next Generation 130mm Tank Gun at AUSA Global

Rheinmetall will showcase the Group’s next generation 130mm tank armament at the largest land warfare conference and tradeshow in North America: the Association of United States Army annual meeting (AUSA 2019) taking place in Washington DC, 14-16 October 2019.


04.11.2019 Visits - 4110
Robots

Rheinmetall Presents Next Gen “Wiesel Wingman” solution for Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light at AUSA 2019

Rheinmetall Defence is one of the world’s leading providers of combat and tactical vehicles and is a global leader in developing next generation robotic, remote and autonomous combat vehicle capabilities. Rheinmetall will showcase its capabilities at the largest land warfare tradeshow in North America: the Association of United States Army annual meeting (AUSA 2019) taking place in Washington DC, 14-16 October 2019. On display will be a Wiesel/Weasel fighting vehicle, the platform that forms the basis for Rheinmetall’s innovative “Wiesel Wingman” autonomous combat vehicle concept for the US Army Robotic Combat Vehicle – Light program. The Wiesel Wingman brings together capabilities of Rheinmetall’s “Wiesel Digital” and Mission Master UGV vehicle platforms.


04.11.2019 Visits - 3976
Exhibitions

RAVEN Countermeasure System protects vehicles from missile threats

BAE Systems, a leader in radio-frequency and optical electronic warfare systems, unveiled its RAVEN Countermeasure™ system for combat vehicles as part of its integrated vehicle protection system (VPS) suite of products. RAVEN is a proven directable infrared countermeasure capable of defeating anti-tank guided missiles, protecting ground vehicles and their crews, and improving mission effectiveness without the use of kinetic countermeasures.


15.10.2019 Visits - 4467
Robots

BAE Systems unveils Robotic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle at AUSA

The RTD prototype leverages decades of BAE Systems expertise in the design and development of combat vehicles, as well as advanced electronic systems.


15.10.2019 Visits - 4499
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