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 will provide technical assistance in setting up the assembly line at the General Dynamics facility in Repentigny, QC, where final assembly will take place.
In 2009, Rheinmetall won a contract to outfit twelve Canadian Halifax-class frigates with MASS, the Multi Ammunition Softkill System. The automated decoy system offers a unique level of protection against incoming anti-ship missiles. It can be installed on vessels of all types, whether in standalone mode or as an integral part of the ship’s command, control and weapon engagement system. MASS is already in service with the navies of 13 nations. Most Canadian frigates have been equipped with MASS systems along with a basic load of Omnitrap and MASS Dueras decoy ammunition.
In 2015, the Canadian government placed an order for 2,450 Omnitrap decoy rounds with Rheinmetall and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems–Canada.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems–Canada manufactures Rheinmetall 40mm LV and HV rounds under licence as well as parachute illumination rockets for the Canadian Forces.
BAE Systems has won a contract to deliver six modified 25mm Mk 38 Machine Gun Systems for the Royal Canadian Navys Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program. Each Mk 38 System features a highly accurate gun targeting and surveillance system as well as the M242 Cannon
Sikorsky Aircraft announced Friday that it has delivered six CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to the Canadian government during an acceptance celebration. The six helicopters represent the first of 28 Cyclone aircraft that Sikorsky will deliver to the Canadian Armed Forces to perform a full range of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and utility missions in various environments
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd or MDA announced today that it has signed a contract worth $16 million with the Royal Canadian Navy to provide in-service support for training and maintenance of the Victoria-class Trainers located at CFB Halifax. Contributing directly to Canada's domestic security capability, the submarines also support Canadian Arctic and maritime sovereignty
The Canadian Department of National Defence has selected Rockwell Collins to provide Sub-Net Relay Controllers (SNC-2050), High Speed Modems (HSM-2050) and Very High Speed Modems (VHSM-3000) for the Sub-Net Relay (SNR) program. The contract is valued at $7 million
The defence and security company Saab has signed a contract worth approximately SEK 180 Million with Lockheed Martin Canada, to upgrade the 2D radar, Sea Giraffe 150 HC for the modernization of the Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class frigates. Deliveries are planned for 2010-2017
The Royal Canadian Navys one of the four Victoria-class submarines will be equipped with a new modern mast system, similar to the one fitted in the United States Navy Virginia-class submarines. Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Corner Brook will become the first to get such a system, acquired under the US Foreign Military Sales program
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)
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
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