Rheinmetall has recently won contracts worth total €220 million (US$256 million) from two foreign governments to provide air defence hardware and related services for their air forces.
Rheinmetall had to overcome stiff international competition for both the orders that were booked in June this year. Delivery will take place through to 2021, the company announced Tuesday.
The new customer country has ordered two Skyguard 3 air defence systems. This is a third-generation system optimized for protecting critical facilities and infrastructure from current and future threats at very short ranges.
Each system consists of a Skyguard 3 fire control unit as well as two 35mm Oerlikon Twin Gun GDF009 automatic cannons. The same country is expected to place additional orders in the medium term.
Another nation has now opted to add 35mm Skyguard 1 fire units to its inventory. The order also encompasses 35mm ammunition, simulators, related test equipment as well as training on location. Here too, follow-on orders are expected to come within the next five years.
The Group’s tried-and-tested 35mm Skyshield technology sets the unsurpassed global standard, particularly when it comes to protecting sensitive civilian sites and critical infrastructure from terrorist threats.
Developed by Rheinmetall on behalf of the German Bundeswehr, the Mantis air defence system is the most advanced system of its kind anywhere. First deployed in 2014, it is able to protect military installations and forward operating bases from incoming rocket, artillery and mortar fire.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles has entered into a framework agreement with the Bundeswehr, the unified armed forces of Germany, to supply over 2,200 state-of-the-art trucks. Awarded by the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and structured to run seven years, the framework contract covers a total of 2,271 HX2 family vehicles with a gross value of around €900 million
Rheinmetall has won $23.8 million contract to upgrade 38 Boxer multipurpose armoured transport vehicles for the Bundeswehr, all of them configured for a command role
Rheinmetall has won a contract with a gross value of €370 million (net value: €310 million) to supply enough “Future Soldier – Expanded System” (IdZ-ES) soldier systems to equip German Bundeswehr's 68 infantry platoons. The new systems will be delivered between 2018 and late 2020, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Rheinmetall has delivered the first trucks and Haulmark trailers to the Australian Army today, Australian Department of Defence. “These trucks, trailers and modules will revolutionise Defences logistics capability for decades to come and hundreds of jobs have been created as part of the $3
Rheinmetall has integrated the MELLS antitank guided missile into the Marder 1A5 infantry fighting vehicle of the German army. Following successful conclusion of the study phase, the German Bundeswehr subsequently ordered 44 MELLS retrofit kits, which were delivered in December 2017
Rheinmetall has unveiled latest version of Vario-Ray LowProfile series laser aiming and illuminating device to the US market. The latest version of Rheinmetalls Vario-Ray LowProfile (VR-LP) is a compact laser aiming and illuminating device that was designed and developed by Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics (RSE) in Stockach, Germany, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Germanys Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall a €24.7 million contract to supply new 120mm DM98 practice ammunition for the main battle tanks
Rheinmetall has hired a former senior US department of defense official, Stephen C Hedger as its Senior Vice President Corporate Development USA. Hedger last served as Chief of Staff to former US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, who oversaw the annual development of the more than $600 billion US defense budget, and as Deputy Chief of Staff to then US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
Rheinmetall have signed an agreement with Rohde & Schwarz to create a joint venture in order to bid together for Germanys two major mobile tactical communications and network programs. Rheinmetall- Rohde & Schwarz joint venture which is still pending anti-trust approval, will be bidding for two Bundeswehr procurement programmes: MoTaKo (Mobile Taktische Kommunikation) or mobile tactical communication), and MoTIV (Mobiler Taktischer Informationsverbund) or mobile tactical information network
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