Future Technologies

The Rheinmetall Infantry System

Rheinmetall has displayed its new “Infantry System” for the first time. It substantially enhances the combat performance of dismounted troops in connection with unmanned systems and fire support elements.

The centrepiece of the system is the infantryman, who continues to play a central part in the new operational scenarios of today’s ground forces. Infantry forces have to be able to move, shoot and communicate in fast-paced, mainly dismounted operations in difficult, complex, mainly urban terrain – sometimes in extreme weather conditions. Faced with multiple symmetric and asymmetric threats, they have to be able to engage opponents with scalable, proportionate intensity.

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18.07.2017 Visits - 2131
Defence Industry

Rheinmetall wins major order package worth ˆ115 million

The German Bundeswehr has contracted with the Rheinmetall Group to supply expanded capabilities and additional equipment for the Puma infantry fighting vehicle. The Koblenz-based Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded the project management company an order for a comprehensive expansion package with a gross value of ˆ260 million (ˆ218 million without VAT). In addition to this comes optional retrofitting with further components, for which ˆ108 million (including VAT) has been allocated. A member of the defence consortium tasked with developing and producing the Puma, Rheinmetall’s share in the current order comes to ˆ115 million (ˆ97 million without VAT); commissioning of Rheinmetall within the consortium will take place in the next few weeks.


15.07.2017 Visits - 3054
Defence Industry

Rheinmetall selects Queensland for Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence

Rheinmetall Defence Australia today announced it had selected Queensland as its location for its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) and the Australian Headquarters that will be established if the company is successful in securing Australia’s Land 400 combat reconnaissance vehicle program.


15.07.2017 Visits - 2900
Army

UK - JLTV and Accessories

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and accessories. The estimated cost is $1.035 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.


11.07.2017 Visits - 4177
Defence Industry

Supacat Involvement In Rheinmetall Lance Turret Built

Three Victorian companies have joined with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to assemble and test the first LANCE two-man turret in Australia as part of bidding for the Land 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) contract.


05.07.2017 Visits - 6032
Defence Industry

General Dynamics to Deliver New EAGLE 4x4 Armored Patrol Vehicles to Denmark

MADRID -- General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has been awarded a supply contract for the Danish Army’s new 4x4 Armored Patrol Vehicle program (APV). After a competitive tendering process, including an intensive comparative vehicle trial, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization (DALO) has selected GDELS-Mowag’s EAGLE 4x4 vehicle platform.


05.07.2017 Visits - 5947
Army

Rheinmetall to modernize the Bundeswehr’s Boxer command vehicles

Rheinmetall has been tasked with modernizing 38 Boxer multipurpose armoured transport vehicles for the Bundeswehr, all of them configured for a command role. On 28 June 2017, OCCAR, the European procurement agency, awarded the Boxer consortium, ARTEC, a contract to upgrade these vehicles to A2 status. ARTEC is expected to pass the order on to consortium partner Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles during the next few weeks. For Rheinmetall the gross value of the contract comes to around ˆ21 million (ˆ18 million without VAT). The order will be complete in mid 2020.


05.07.2017 Visits - 5684
Army

German Army receives 30 Fennek JFST

Munich/The Hague -- The Dutch DMO (Defence Materiel Organisation), responsible for the bilateral Fennek program, has ordered the modification of 30 Fennek reconnaissance vehicles to JFST (Joint Fire Support Team) status for the German Army on behalf of German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw).


05.07.2017 Visits - 5643
Future Technologies

Orbital ATK Demonstrates MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun in 30mm and 40mm Configurations

Dulles -- Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, provided its customer and partner base a live demonstration of its MK44 Bushmaster® Chain Gun® firing a variety of both 30mm and 40mm ammunition during the company’s Bushmaster User Conference at Big Sandy Range, Arizona. The gathering of domestic and international attendees watched as the MK44 guns hit targets before and after a rapid changeover from a 30mm to a 40mm configuration. The MK44 Chain Gun will be featured on the 2017 season premiere episode of “GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey” on Outdoor Channel beginning Wednesday, June 28, featuring Ermey firing the MK44 Chain Gun with Orbital ATK’s 30mm and 40mm Airbursting Ammunition.


28.06.2017 Visits - 7828
Defence Industry

The amphibious testing of Patria AMV28A completed successfully

Patria AMV28A armoured wheeled vehicle completed successfully the swimming tests organised in the end of May in Finland. With a total weight of 28 tonnes the vehicle swam without difficulties, as expected. Patria AMV28A, where 28A stands for 28 tonnes GVW amphibious (sea-stage 3) vehicle, is the latest member of Patria AMV product family, introduced at IDEX 2017 event earlier this year.


21.06.2017 Visits - 9673
Defence Industry

Navistar Defense Awarded $18.8 Million To Provide Medium Tactical Vehicles For Iraq

The U.S. Army recently awarded Navistar Defense, LLC a foreign military sales contract valued at $18.8 million to provide 115 International® 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to Iraq. 


17.06.2017 Visits - 10671
Defence Industry

BAE Systems Australia selects Victorian SMEs for $200 million of work on Land 400

BAE Systems Australia announced agreements with Victorian defence industry worth more than $200 million as part of its bid for LAND 400, the Australian Army’s largest land vehicle acquisition program.


07.06.2017 Visits - 13624
Future Technologies

BAE Systems Teams with QinetiQ to Pursue Electric Drive on Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems has signed a teaming agreement with QinetiQ to incorporate the latest technology for electric drive mobility systems on combat vehicles. This agreement combines BAE Systems’ capabilities as a vehicle designer, developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator with the electric drive expertise offered by QinetiQ, a leading UK science and engineering company operating primarily in the defense, security, and aerospace markets.


04.06.2017 Visits - 14420
Exhibitions

Mobile, versatile, agile: the LYNX family of next-generation combat vehicles

From 31 May to 2 June 2017, Rheinmetall is showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at the IDET 2017 defence and security technology fair in Brno in the Czech Republic. Highly protected yet extremely agile, these tracked armoured fighting vehicles are destined to dominate the modern battlefield, with a versatile array of capabilities ranging from peace enforcement operations to high-intensity combat.


01.06.2017 Visits - 15113
Contracts

The 8x8 CAESAR® artillery system has been selected by Denmark to equip the Danish land forces

Versailles -- Nexter, the leading French land defense systems manufacturer has been awarded a contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) for the supply of 15 (plus 6 as an option) 8x8 CAESAR® artillery systems to the Danish Army.


23.05.2017 Visits - 17033
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