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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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General Dynamics European Land Systems handover the first PIRANHA Wheeled Armoured Vehicle to Denmark

Kreuzlingen (Switzerland) -- The PIRANHA, the latest member of the PIRANHA family of 8x8 wheeled vehicles of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), which has been selected by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) for the Armoured Personal Carrier (APC) requirement, enters the next stage in the procurement program.


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Elbit Systems Presents SPEAR MK2 – Latest Version of the Fully Autonomous Mortar System for Lightweight Combat Vehicles

Elbit Systems will present its latest version of the Spear mortar system – Spear MK2 – at the International Land Warfare and Logistics Conference in Latrun, Israel (May 16-18).


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Oshkosh Defense Delivers Proposal For FMTV A2 Production

Oshkosh, Wis. -- Oshkosh Defense, LLC has submitted a proposal in response to the U.S. Government’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A2 production effort. Oshkosh’s FMTV A2 proposal addresses the U.S. Army’s need for increased payload and improved survivability, ride quality, and mobility.


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Supacat wins Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth

Supacat has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth. The Queen’s Enterprise Awards are the UK’s most prestigious business awards and announced on HM The Queen’s birthday. Supacat is an innovative engineering and design company, providing products and services globally, including specialist off-road wheeled and tracked vehicles.


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General Dynamics European Land Systems demonstrates the PIRANHA 8X8 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle to the Bulgarian Army

KAZANLAK (BULGARIA) -- The PIRANHA INFANTRY Fighting Vehicle (IFV), a member of the PIRANHA family of vehicles, was officially presented on April 27th at the Military polygon Tylbeto near the city of Kazanlak in Bulgaria. The Military Unit Tylbeto in Kazanlak hosted the vehicle demonstration event, with a broad military audience, state officials and authorities and local industry in attendance.


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NIOA joins Rheinmetall Defence Land 400 Team

Rheinmetall Defence Australia today announced Brisbane-based NIOA as the company’s key supplier of ammunition and armament services for its Land 400 Phase 2 offer to the Commonwealth of Australia.


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BAE Teams With Ray Service to Support Swedish Mjolner Mortar Program

BAE Systems has contracted Czech manufacturer Ray Service to deliver key components for the Swedish vehicle-mounted mortar system known as Mjölner.


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KORKUT Serial Production Begins

Following the successful completion of the design and pre-production phase of the Self-Propelled Low Altitude Air Defence Gun System (KORKUT) project conducted by the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) together with ASELSAN as the prime contractor and FNSS as the subcontractor, to meet the need of Turkish Land Forces, serial production phase has commenced.


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