Rheinmetall has completed series of comprehensive trials with a weapon station with a laser weapon technology. In combination with a laser, the weapon station demonstrated its speed and precision in tests conducted in December 2018
Rheinmetall has threatened the German government with a multi-million dollar lawsuit to compensate for their losses caused due to the Chancellor Angela Merkels cabinet decision to stop military supplies to Saudi Arabia. The cabinet approved arms embargo against Saudi Arabia following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Riyadhs consulate in Turkey and has also asked other nations to do the same,
Germany has withdrawn permission of Iranian airline Mahan after detainment of an German-Afghan man for spying for Iranian intelligence, on the 15th of January. Abdul Hamid, the spy, was a language expert and cultural adviser for Bundeswehr, Germany's armed forces
Iran has installed locally-made radar in the city of Zahedan near the border with Pakistan to keep a track of intrusions into its territory from militants. The inauguration ceremony was held in the capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province by Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard, the commander of the Iranian Army's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, Fars News Agency reported on Saturday
Rheinmetall and BAE Systems have signed an agreement to create a joint UK based military vehicle design, manufacturing and support business. In addition to managing and growing the existing combat vehicle support business, the intent is for the new Joint Venture to play a major role in the delivery of the British Armys new Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) and other strategic combat vehicles programmes, Rheinmetall said in a statement Monday
Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract from the Swedish armed forces to supply vehicles for transporting Patriot air defence systems made by Rheinmetalls partner Raytheon. Starting in the first quarter of 2021, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) will supply Sweden with a total of forty high-mobility trucks from its HX series, including 16 tractor trucks and 24 transport vehicles
The first upgraded simulation systems for France's Tiger HAD combat support variant and Germany's UHT Step 2 anti-tank / fire support variant have completed qualification procedures at the Franco-German training academy (EFA) in Le Cannet-des-Maures in South-East France. German and French Tiger helicopter simulators are being upgraded under the Tiger Aircrew Training Means (TATM) programme awarded by Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) in December 2014, Thales said in a statement Monday
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
The French and German defense ministers who met on Monday has agreed to sign the contract to jointly develop future-oriented capabilities-such as future combat air system (FCAS) and future combat ground system (MGCS) in early 2019. Following Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron's joint statement in the summer of 2017, expressing the political will to strengthen European defence by jointly developing FCAS and MGCS approved at the Berlin Airshow in April 2018, the defense ministers of both the nations noted that there has been significant progress of the work carried out so far, according to the joint statement issued on
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
A new joint venture, Rheinmetall - Rohde & Schwarz - Military IT and Communications Solutions GmbH (RRS-MITCOS) has set up to meet the German militarys requirement for integrated operational and communications systems. The new company will bid for the Germanys ground forces digitization programme worth several billion euros
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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