Rheinmetall has won a $104 million (Euro 92million) contract to supply Germany's Bundeswehr 252 unprotected transport vehicles.
This order falls under the framework agreement concluded in 2017 for more than 2,200 military trucks worth $1017 (Euro 900 million) million the compant said in a statement Wednesday.
Before the end of 2019, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) will build and deliver the vehicles, which include a total of 161 5-tonne trucks and 91 15-tonne trucks. Production of the lot just ordered will commence directly after completion of the first lot of vehicles, which are due to be delivered during the next few months.
Under the Bundeswehr’s Unprotected Transport Vehicle (UTF) programme, new vehicles will replace the ageing KAT I generation of trucks. The unprotected 6x6 and 8x8 trucks feature a chassis that is designed to enable subsequent replacement with a protected armoured cab. This will allow the unprotected vehicles to be transformed into protected vehicles to provide crews with better protection.
Configurations include cargo, cargo with crane, tipper, medium recovery, ILHS (DROPS/PLS), fuel/water, heavy equipment transport (HET), bridging, and heavy recovery variants.
Rheinmetall has unveiled the rescue variant of its Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the CANSAC-2019 exhibition in Ottawa, Canada. The Mission Master is a modular unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that facilitates recovery of injured troops without compromising the operators safety, along with many other dangerous, dirty, and dull (DDD) tasks
Saudis €136 million ($154 million) order for Rheinmetalls military trucks will be concluded very soon, provided Germany gives an approval for export licence of the same.
German-Israeli firm EuroSpike has bagged a €40 million deal to supply Spike anti-tank missiles to the Estonian army. The first missiles will be delivered to the Estonian army in the beginning of 2020
The consortium of MBDA and Lockheed Martin Tactical Air Defence System (Taktisches Luftverteidigung: TLVS) has submitted its proposal for Germanys future Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) system. The tender proposes an efficient four-phased approach that includes development, integration, testing and delivery of a fielded multi-mission system
The German Navy has commissioned its first F-125 Baden-Württemberg-class frigate, on Monday. “The German Navys first Baden-Württemberg-class frigate has entered service,” according to Christian Thiels, Editor-in-chief, German Armed Forces Media
The proposed joint venture (JV) between Rheinmetall and BAE Systems to manufacture military vehicles has been approved by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The JV will be known as Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)
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