The Canadian Armed Forces have exercised options under the Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP) to procure an additional 1,256 Rheinmetall Argus soldier systems worth CAD22 million (€14.3 million).
The Canadian government initially contracted with Rheinmetall to start the qualification phase of the Canadian Army’s Integrated Soldier System (ISS) in 2015, which it has successfully completed in the meantime. The final production phase of the Argus soldier system is now underway, with 1,632 units slated for delivery this year, which will be delivered in 2019.
General Jonathan Vance, Chief of Canadian Defence Staff, described Rheinmetall’s Argus soldier system, which is already in service with the Canadian Armed Forces, as a tool “that will improve situational awareness for [the] dismounted troops, allowing better command and control and improving their performance and protection”.
General Vance added that the Argus soldier system “puts on the soldier or anybody on the ground the ability to understand their environment. Not only is a soldier a sensor but also a receiver of information. At your fingertips is your www.mywar.com – this is where I am right now, this is what is happening to me right now. I can prevail more because I understand better what is going on”.
Germanys procurement authority, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support, has awarded Rheinmetall a contract to supply a lightweight, assault rifle-mounted laser light package for the German Army. Worth around €5 million, the order encompasses the manufacture and delivery of 1,745 laser light package sets for the Bundeswehrs Special Forces Assault Rifle (“Sturmgewehr Spezialkräfte Bundeswehr, leicht”)
Rheinmetall has won a $15 million (€12 million) follow-on contract to expand the MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) countermeasure systems installed on Canadian Navys Halifax-class frigates. MASS is an automated decoy system that protects surface combatants from advanced anti-ship missiles
Rheinmetall has showcased its next generation Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at the on-going Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris for the first time. The Lynx KF41 family of vehicles utilise a common drive module and a mission kit arrangement to allow any base vehicle to be configured as an IFV, an armoured personnel carrier, a command vehicle, a recovery vehicle or an ambulance, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Rheinmetall has won a multi-million euro contract for installation of sensor and advanced command and control technology to protect equipment on a naval port from unauthorized access, damage and sabotage. The multi-phase contract work is for an international customer and will begin in this year and is expected to be complete by 2021, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Rheinmetall has won a contract to supply latest generation of its Skyshield air defense technology to an Asian nation worth over €100 million. Production of the systems is already under way
Rheinmetall has won a contract worth over €43 million to modernize part of the British militarys fleet of logistic vehicles with a new loading system. According to the company press release, a total of 382 retrofit kits for the Enhanced Pallet Loading System, or EPLS, will be supplied and integrated into the tried-and-tested HX trucks of British Armed Forces
Australia has awarded $2.4 billion (€2
Rheinmetall has appointed Klaus Kappen, a formerly head of Research and Development coordination and Special Projects for Land Systems as the new Chief Technology Officer for its Defense business. In charge of the newly established CTO department at Rheinmetall headquarters, Kappen reports directly to the Chairman of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall AG, Armin Papperger, the company said in a statement Friday
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