Rheinmetall is showcasing a sampling of its products and projects at the African Aerospace & Defence (AAD), the company said in a statement.
“Rheinmetall has for many years been a partner of South Africa’s armed forces and defence industry. A globally leading supplier of military systems and equipment, Rheinmetall portfolio covers every capability category and the complete sensor-to-shooter sequence. One of Rheinmetall’s core competencies is its ability to seamlessly join diverse systems together into a single network,” the statement added. Rheinmetall Denel Munition will be on hand at AAD with an extensive range of hardware, including a broad assortment of ammunition for indirect fire applications such as the ballistically matched 155mm Assegai, the 105mm, the latest generation of 60mm patrol mortar bombs, the extended range of 40mm ammunition and weapon systems or the 76/62mm IM PFF (insensitive munition). The company’s new VingPos Mortar Weapon System (MWS) is debuting at AAD 2014. Developed for the Norwegian Armed Forces, the VingPos MWS provides organic, indirect fire support to the manoeuvre unit commander. Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) will display the complete spectrum of lightweight patrol vehicles and its robust, versatile family of tried-and-tested TG, HX and SX trucks, right through to cutting-edge modular combat vehicles like the Boxer and several different configurations from its pure military logistical HX series of vehicles at the show.
These include the HX60 (4x4), the HX58 (6x6) and the HX77 (8x8). All HX vehicles are military off the shelf? (MOTS) products specially developed for military applications.
Their main priority is extreme mobility and reliability even in the harshest terrain. As such they are the logistical backbone of numerous armies in Afghanistan, where thousands of them are put to the test on a daily basis. At ADD Rheinmetall is displaying its SkyChamp Enhanced Mission Simulator, the training system for the Skyshield and the Skyguard air defence systems. Also on show are cutaway models of the company’s Ahead ammunition. The Rapid Obscurant System Naval (ROSY-N) is also on display at the show. The 40mm 360° ROSY-N countermeasure system protects small craft such as fast attack boats and rigid hull inflatable boats. It enables sailors, coast guards and Special Forces operating in coastal waters and on rivers to defend themselves from sudden flat trajectory fire. On display at AAD is Rheinmetall’s high-performance Vingtaqs II long-range reconnaissance and surveillance system. Along with such features as electro-optical sensors for day and night operation and rangefinding, the Vingtaqs II is equipped with a battlefield radar system. Largely automated, the system is ideal for ground surveillance operations, including optical identification of targets.
Germany has approved plans allowing Rheinmetall to deliver an armored vehicle assembly plant to Algeria, Forecast International reported Tuesday. Rheinmetall's delivery to Algeria includes a production line to assemble the Fuchs armored vehicle, as well as other parts valued at more than $37 million
Rheinmetall has won an order to supply the Hellenic armed forces with tank ammunition worth $70 million. The order includes 12,000 rounds of 120mm ammunition as the initial supply for the Greek Armys Leopard 2 tanks
Rheinmetall is set to sign a $2.7 billion deal for the production of 980 Fuchs 2 armored vehicles with Algeria, according to reports
Now being built in series for the German Army, the new Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle is on show at this years Eurosatory for the first time. During recent heat (UAE 2013), cold (Norway 2012) and live-fire trials conducted in cooperation with experts from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) and the German Army, the Puma performed very well under all climatic conditions
Rheinmetall has won an order for its state-of-the-art, high-mobility truck families from Norway and Sweden, who intend to buy as many as two thousand military logistics vehicles with a total value of over €1 billion. Following the Norwegian procurement authorities, today Sweden too signed the framework agreement for joint procurement of military logistics vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV)
The Combat Systems division of the Rheinmetall Groups Defence arm has adopted a new structure, signalling the start of a new era. The Combat Systems division is responsible for the companys tracked combat and combat support vehicles, force protection systems and weapon and ammunition activities
Rheinmetall has integrated an anti-torpedo capability into Multi Ammunition Softkill System, or MASS. The current concept offers the possibility of launching up to four anti-torpedo decoys from a single MASS launcher
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) is presenting a forward-looking protection concept for logistic vehicles at the NIDV defense fair in the Netherlands, the company said in a statement. Developed by Austrian manufacturer Ressenig Fahrzeugbau GmbH and approved by RMMV, the Discreet Armoured Cabin (DAC) can be mounted on the proven TGS chassis
Rheinmetall Group generated consolidated sales of €3,215 million in the first nine months of 2014, increasing its business volume by €259 million or 9 % year-on-year. Growth stood at 11 % after adjusting for currency effects
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