Rheinmetall wins euros87 million in new orders from Canada - Modernization of Leopard tanks and new weapon systems
Rheinmetall has just booked two important orders for equipping the Canadian armed forces, worth a total of euros87 million.
Rheinmetall Canada Inc. of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, has been selected to supply the Canadian Army with grenade launcher systems and the accompanying ammunition. The order is worth approximately euros70 million.
Under the "Close Area Suppression Weapon" (CASW) project, the company will supply the Canadian Army with a total of 304 automatic grenade launchers by January 2012. They will be deployed under the designation "C16 - Automatic Grenade Launcher System".
In its capacity as general contractor, Rheinmetall Canada is responsible not only for project management, but also for complete assembly and integration of the Vinghøg fire control technology made by the recently acquired Rheinmetall subsidiary Simrad Optronics of Norway. Rheinmetall Canada is also in charge of logistical support and supplying spare parts as well as servicing and maintaining the C16 during military operations.