Jenoptik awarded partial contract for the new PUMA infantry fighting vehicle worth almost 40 million euros
MTU submits order for the supply of starter generators. Jenoptik`s total share in the new infantry fighting vehicle for the German Army will be approx. 70 million euros.
The new fiscal year for Jenoptik’ Defense & Civil Systems division is starting with a major order. In February Jenoptik was awarded the contract by its longstanding development and project partner MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH to supply a total of 405 starter generators as well as other key electrical subsystems for the PUMA. Delivery will commence during the course of this year and continue up to 2020.
With this big partial order Jenoptik received slightly more than half of the expected volume of the PUMA order which amounts in total to approx. 70 million euros. Jenoptik expects the remaining approx. 30 million euros to be awarded in the current year. The amount of 70 million euros does not include service and maintenance for the entire service life of the PUMA infantry fighting vehicle. These will be awarded and invoiced separately, in addition to the supply of subsystems.
Preparations for mass production have been completed.
“We are ideally equipped for this on the production side, the preparations for mass production have been completed and the test facilities installed,” said Jenoptik Chairman Michael Mertin. The first two PUMAs were handed over to the German Army in December 2010 via PSM GmbH, Kassel, the general contractor for the whole project. PSM is a project company set up by Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann and Rheinmetall. In July 2009 the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement ordered a total of 405 of the new vehicles for the German Army. The German Army’s most important modernization project is valued at a total of approx. 3.1 billion euros.
Jenoptik’s Defense & Civil Systems division is contributing systems and components, from energy supply to turret weapon stabilization, in close cooperation with the project partners.
MTU is one of Jenoptik’s longstanding customers in the area of defense and security technology.
In Germany Jenoptik is one of the key suppliers of subsystems and components for the defense industry. The Defense & Civil Systems division focuses on the areas of vehicle and aircraft equipment, drive and stabilization technology, optoelectronic instruments and systems for the defense and security industry, software, measurement and control technology plus a comprehensive range of services. In the area of military land vehicles the Jenoptik Group has a long successful track record in the supply of part systems and components for vehicle platforms of leading systems suppliers. Examples of this are the Leopard II battle tank, the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer 2000 or the Boxer.