Rheinmetall has submitted a bid to upgrade the capabilities of the challenger 2 tank fleet in response to the systems Life Extension Project. “Rheinmetalls solution will replace major obsolete components in the Challenger 2 while at the same time introducing new capabilities that will substantially improve the combat power of the British Army
Rheinmetalls defence sector posted a high order intake of €1,751 million in the first half of 2016, considerably exceeding the prior-year figure (H1/2015: €1,235 million) with growth of 42 percent. The sectors order backlog reached a new record value of €6,905 million (June 30, 2016)
The Australian Department of Defence has selected BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall to participate in the next stage of evaluation for LAND 400 Phase 2, Armys Mounted Combat Reconnaissance capability. Deputy Secretary Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Kim Gillis, said both BAE Systems and Rheinmetall have been assessed as offering competitive solutions with designs based on capabilities already in service with other nations, the Australian DoD said in a statement Thursday
Rheinmetall has won a $439 million contract to supply ammunition to an international customer. The company said in a statement Tuesday without revealing the type of ammunition nor the country to which it will be supplied
Rheinmetall recently signed a licence agreement with the Canadian government, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems–Canada to produce Omnitrap decoy ammunition for the Canadian Navy. Signed at the recent CANSEC show in May 2016, the contract is worth a mid-range eight-figure euro amount with thirty-year agreement term
Rheinmetall and MBDA will exhibit a new defense system concept for close- and very close-range protection against airborne threats for the first time at the ILA Berlin Air Show. This solution ensures highly mobile escort protection as well as immediate firing readiness, and integrates seamlessly in the German Tactical Air Defence System (taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem/TLVS) system architecture as a further possible element of integrated air defence
Rheinmetall will upgrade the fire control units and guns of the 35mm medium-calibre Oerlikon Skyguard air defence system of the Swiss armed forces. The contract also includes an overhaul of the associated command and control systems in the operations centre as well as additional spare parts
Rheinmetall has won a series of contracts for production and delivery of 10,000 rounds of 30mm X 173 calibre armor-piercing ammunition worth over for €12 million to Germany. Besides production and delivery ammunition, the Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has contracted Rheinmetall to modify a system gun rest, and to supply it with special tools and spare parts, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Rheinmetall AG has won a contract from the Bundeswehr worth €20 million to supply the German Army Combat Training Centre, or GÜZ, with a new generation laser duel simulators for staging combat training exercises. Known in Bundeswehr parlance as the AGDUS HdWa (Ausbildungsgerät Duellsimulator Handwaffen - “Training Device, Duel Simulator, Small Arms”), this laser- and wireless-supported duel simulation system is based on the Rheinmetall LEGATUS family of products
South Korea plans to conduct flight tests of two new reconnaissance planes that can detect North Korean missile launches and other threats in the US later this week. The planes, part of the enhanced Baekdu program, will undergo their first flight tests in an airfield in Texas later this week, officials at the Defense Acquisition Program Administration were quoted as saying by Korea Hearld Tuesday
Saudi Arabia has opened a new industrial complex for the production of projectives. The complex includes nine industrial buildings, each allocated for purposes that includes processing, packaging, assembly and filling, destructive testing and non-destructive testing, heat treatments and surface treatments, Saudi press agency reported March 27 this year
Rheinmetall will be equipping a total of 88 Gripen NG fighter aircraft with the BK27 automatic cannon with a newly developed linkless ammunition feeding system. The order is worth a mid eight-figure euro amount
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