Rheinmetall has won a contract worth over €43 million to modernize part of the British military’s fleet of logistic vehicles with a new loading system.
According to the company press release, a total of 382 retrofit kits for the Enhanced Pallet Loading System, or EPLS, will be supplied and integrated into the tried-and-tested HX trucks of British Armed Forces.
Shipping and retrofitting are expected to be completed by the end of January 2021.
During the period 2005 to 2013, the British Army procured more than 7,500 HX logistics vehicles. As the backbone of the Royal Logistics Corps, this “military off the shelf” family of vehicles has proven highly effective. However, the growing demand for transport solutions for containers has continued to rise. Based on operational experience, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV), MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd and British Ministry of Defence (MOD) officials drew up a plan to retrofit existing flatbed vehicles with a hook lift system.
The modernization programme is a team solution. The contract with the MOD has been entered into by MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, who will lead the project management and undertake the conversion of the vehicles in the UK. RMMV are responsible for supplying the conversion kit, which will be produced by the company’s plant in Vienna. The hook loading system is made by HIAB, a company Rheinmetall has cooperated with in many comparable international projects, e.g. in Australia, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand.
The Duesseldorf, Germany-based tech enterprise has been selected to supply the Australian Defence Force with more than a thousand additional military trucks and modules, worth €430 million. The Commonwealth of Australia has thus acted on a procurement decision already announced in July 2018
The Canadian Armed Forces have exercised options under the Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP) to procure an additional 1,256 Rheinmetall Argus soldier systems worth CAD22 million (€14.3 million)
Rheinmetall has showcased its next generation Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at the on-going Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris for the first time. The Lynx KF41 family of vehicles utilise a common drive module and a mission kit arrangement to allow any base vehicle to be configured as an IFV, an armoured personnel carrier, a command vehicle, a recovery vehicle or an ambulance, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Under its “Land 17 Phase 1C.2 Future Artillery Ammunition” project, the Australian Defence Force will soon be taking delivery of various projectile types from the Rheinmetall Assegai family as well as fuses and propelling charges
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 won a three-year, $11 million contract to supply German Police with ballistic inserts for protective vests. The first batch consisting of over 5,000 ballistic inserts will be shipped in spring 2019
Rheinmetall has won a $24 million contract to supply 13000 rounds of 120mm X 570 DM88 ammunition to the German armed forces, Bundeswehr.The DM88 is a practice round made specifically for the Leopard 2 main battle tank
Rheinmetall has received a $59 million contract to supply nearly 70,000 cartridges of MK281 MOD3 40mm grenade practice ammunition to US Marines. The company is scheduled to start the production by the third quarter of 2019, Rheinmetall said in a statement Monday
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