Rheinmetall has delivered the first trucks and Haulmark trailers to the Australian Army today, Australian Department of Defence.
“These trucks, trailers and modules will revolutionise Defence’s logistics capability for decades to come and hundreds of jobs have been created as part of the $3.5 billion LAND 121 Phase 3B project,” said Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne.
Minister Pyne congratulated the local defense firms who contributed to the development, delivery and support of this capability.
“The new trucks and interchangeable modules, used on the vehicles for a range of tasks including fuel and water transportation, are being supplied by Rheinmetall together with a range of local suppliers,” Pyne said. “These suppliers come from around Australia and include G.H. Varley (Newcastle, NSW), Sea Box International (Canberra, ACT), Holmwood Highgate (Brisbane, QLD) and RPC Technologies (Sydney, NSW),” Pyne added.
In addition to the new Rheinmetall trucks and Haulmark trailers, a general maintenance capability will be delivered, expected to comprise 122 Mercedes G-Wagons and 49 converted Bushmasters and trailers. Once deliveries to the 7th Brigade and South East Queensland units have been completed, the focus will turn to the 1st Brigade in Darwin and Adelaide in late 2017, and then to the 3rd Brigade in Townsville in 2018. Between now and 2022, a total of 2707 vehicles, 3858 modules and 1753 trailers will be rolled out to units across Australia.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) has partnered with Australias Supashock to develop a military suspension and integrated intelligent load handling system for its range of military trucks. RMMV has funded Supashock to develop the system for the Australian and global markets, Rheinmetall announced Monday
Australian Defence Force (ADF) has selected Bertin Technologies second Sight MS standoff detector of chemical threats to equip its troops. “The Second Sight is composed of different modules, providing it with unrivalled flexibility of use and versatility as well as compactness, deployability and operability,” said Romain Verollet, Manager in charge of the Defence & Security product range in a statement last week
Saab received an order late December last year from the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group (CASG) on behalf of the Australian Army to update the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) equipment for the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System. The WAVES equipment provides early warning audible and visual alerts when the C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat within an exclusion zone
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Rheinmetall has hired a former senior US department of defense official, Stephen C Hedger as its Senior Vice President Corporate Development USA. Hedger last served as Chief of Staff to former US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, who oversaw the annual development of the more than $600 billion US defense budget, and as Deputy Chief of Staff to then US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
Rheinmetall has recently won contracts worth total €220 million (US$256 million) from two foreign governments to provide air defence hardware and related services for their air forces. Rheinmetall had to overcome stiff international competition for both the orders that were booked in June this year
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