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Rheinmetall to supply additional Argus soldier systems to the Canadian Armed Forces

August 6, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Canada, Syndicated Industry News 

The Canadian Armed Forces have exercised options under the Integrated Soldier System
Project (ISSP) to procure an additional 1,256 Rheinmetall Argus soldier systems, which will be delivered next year. This order is worth CAD22 million (€14.3 million)

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Australia to Buy +200 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles from Germany

March 14, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP, has announced today that Rheinmetall has been selected by the Australian Government to provide its next-generation 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRVs)The German-designed Boxer 8x8 wheeled armored reconnaissance vehicles will replace the Piranha-based ASLAV armored vehicles currently in service under the Land 400 Phase 2 Project.

Sikorsky Teams with Rheinmetall to Offer CH-53K to Germany

February 6, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Germany, Sikorsky, Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky has signed a strategic agreement with and German defense firm Rheinmetall teaming for competing in the German Air Force planned replacement of Sikorsky's CH-53G heavy transport helicopter program (Schwerer Transporthubschrauber - STH). The Germans evaluate two options - the CH-47F Chinook from Boeing and CH-53K from Lockheed Martin Sikorsky. The team plans to introduce more German teammates in the weeks to come.

Britain Offered 60% Workshare, Local Assembly of BOXER

February 5, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the German-Dutch ARTEC consortium, as partners for the production of BOXER. The agreement paves the way for significant local manufacturing of the vehicle and its systems in the UK, should the BOXER be selected by the Ministry of Defense as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV).

Saxony Police Force Receives New Armored Vehicles

December 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The special police unit in Saxony received the Survivor R transport vehicles today, equipping its counter-terror special unit. A second vehicle will follow next week. The acquisition of armored vehicles was part of an extensive €15 million anti-terror package.

Jordan to Receive 25 Modernized Marder IFVs from Germany

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The German government has contracted with Rheinmetall to upgrade 25 Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) from Bundeswehr surplus stocks. The new vehicles will be delivered at the beginning in the first quarter of 2018.

WEAPONS & SIGHTS AT MILIPOL 2017

November 22, 2017 by · Comment
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An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Austria, Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 - a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr's STM556. Rheinmetall positions the weapon as a proposed replacement for the current German military assault rifle - G36 made by Heckler & Koch.
              

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German Infantry Fighting Vehicles for Lithuania will get Israeli Turrets, Missiles

August 23, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Lithuania, Syndicated Industry News 

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Australia Shortlists Boxer, AMV-35 for Future Combat Recce Vehicle

July 28, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Syndicated Industry News 
AMV35_1021The Australian Defense ministry announced that two European companies - British BAE Systems and German Rheinmetall, as the bidders shortlisted as potential suppliers of armored combat vehicles for the Australian Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability, also known as 'Land 400 Phase 2' program, to become the successor of the 8x8 ASLAV currently in service. The Australian Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, announced.
              

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Rheinmetall Ups Tank Firepower with new 130mm Gun

June 13, 2016 by · Comment
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New Mobile VSHORAD Positioned to Replace German Stinger-Based leFlaSys

June 1, 2016 by · Comment
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Polish-German Consortium to Upgrade 128 Leopard 2A4s MBTs

February 23, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Poland, Syndicated Industry News 
Leopard2pl_1021The German Rheinmetall company outlined today its role in the overhaul and upgrade of 128 Leopard 2 main Battle Tanks for the Polish military, a program expected to yield the consortium of companies nearly €220 million.
              

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Rheinmetall Conducts Sea Trials of a Naval Laser Gun

February 19, 2016 by · Comment
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Tor the test the 10-kilowatt high-energy laser (HEL) effector was mounted on a MLG 27 light naval gun.. Photo: RheinmetallRheinmetall and the German Bundeswehr have successfully tested a high-energy laser effector installed on a German warship operating on the high seas. For the test Rheinmetall mounted a 10-kilowatt high-energy laser (HEL) effector on a MLG 27 light naval gun mounted on the ship.
              

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Rheinmetall Conducts Sea Trials of a Naval Laser Gun

February 19, 2016 by · Comment
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Tor the test the 10-kilowatt high-energy laser (HEL) effector was mounted on a MLG 27 light naval gun.. Photo: RheinmetallRheinmetall and the German Bundeswehr have successfully tested a high-energy laser effector installed on a German warship operating on the high seas. For the test Rheinmetall mounted a 10-kilowatt high-energy laser (HEL) effector on a MLG 27 light naval gun mounted on the ship.
              

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Eurosatory 2014 – Photo Report

June 17, 2014 by · Comment
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The Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle making its Paris debut following successful desert trials

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Indonesia Orders 156 Refurbished Armored Fighting Vehicles from Germany for €216 million

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AMPV – A New Generation of Highly Protected Vehicles — Press Release

AMPV – A New Generation of Highly Protected Vehicles

Paris, 22 June 2010 – Outstanding levels of tactical, operational and strategic mobility, compelling combat effectiveness and maximum survivability are key requirements imposed on modern military vehicles today – whether they are designed primarily for combat, command and control, mission-specific roles or transport. In contemporary conflicts, where the threat is often asymmetric yet deadly, protecting troops deployed in harm’s way from hostile fire, IED attacks, CBRN agents and even extreme climates conditions has become a top priority for commanders worldwide: around the clock and in every branch of every service.

This is reflected in the current procurement plans of the armed forces of many nations, including the Bundeswehr’s GFF/GTF project to develop protected C4I and mission-specific vehicles as well as protected transport capacity.

Under this programme, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall of Germany have joined forces to develop a highly protected family of armoured multipurpose vehicles (AMPV) in the 5.3 to 9.3-ton class. Their design and layout take full account of
operational experience accumulated by the German armed forces in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

The AMPV 2, four prototypes of which are currently undergoing company trials, is slightly over five metres long, two metres wide and two metres high. Empty, it weighs 7.3 tons and can carry a two-ton payload. The highly protected vehicle cell consists of a self-supporting steel hull with composite armour. Spall liners, reinforced flooring and cellular design offer excellent protection against mines and IEDs; while add-on armour modules supply extra ballistic protection.

High mobility likewise contributes to a vehicle’s overall battlefield survivability, and the AMPV design reflects this. The vehicle’s robust chassis, featuring independent wheel suspension, is engineered to withstand maximum punishment. An automatic transmission, permanent all-wheel drive, automatic differential locking management and combat wheels with a central tyre inflation system combine to assure superb mobility even in the toughest terrain.

Considerably more compact, the AMPV 1 is a highly manoeuvrable liaison vehicle with a GVW of 7.5 tons. Rheinmetall and KMW have also shown a conceptual study for a version of 5.3 tons which can be airlifted inside a CH-53 cargo helicopter. However, the AMPV 1 is still under development.

A patrol version of both types of AMPV (with an unprotected load space) will be available, as well as mission module carriers with a safety cell extending all the way back to the rear of the vehicle. For enhanced lethality, a remote control weapon station can be mounted on any AMPV vehicle.

Extremely compact, all members of the AMPV largely consist of identical components, especially the logistically relevant parts of the vehicle. Moreover, their essentially uniform, highly ergonomic design makes all AMPV vehicles easy to operate as well as facilitating logistics and training.

Slated to go into full-scale production at the end of 2011, a prototype of the AMPV 2A is on show at EUROSATORY 2010.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG leads the European market for armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Singapore and the USA, some 3400 employees manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from air-transportable, heavily armoured wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) through reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, LeFLaSys*, Armoured Howitzer 2000, AGM and DONAR) to heavy battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), armoured personnel carriers (PUMA*) and bridge-laying ­systems (LEGUAN and PSB2). In addition, KMW has wide-ranging system competence in the area of civil and military simulation, as well as in command and information systems and remote-controlled gun-carriages with reconnaissance and observation equipment for day and night missions. The armed forces of more than 30 nations worldwide rely on the operational systems by KMW. Get more information on www.kmweg.com.

* Joint venture with national and international partners

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American Rheinmetall Munitions Is Ramped Up for 40mm Green Training Ammo — Press Release

American Rheinmetall Munitions Is Ramped Up for 40mm Green Training Ammo

Mk281 and M1110 Production Lines Bolster U.S. Ammunition Industrial Base

STAFFORD, Va., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM), Inc. is pleased to announce the start-up of their new production facility in Camden, Arkansas. As a result of continued success in the U.S. 40-millimeter green training ammunition market, this capital investment will positively impact U.S. small businesses that have teaming agreements and supply chain contracts with ARM. Teaming partners include Cyalume Technologies in Massachusetts and Spectra Technologies, Llc. in Arkansas. Contract award winners include Greystone Corporation in Rhode Island and AK Stamping Company, Inc. in New Jersey.

Economic sensitivity towards small business is strictly enforced by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to maintain the health of the ammunition industrial base. Consideration for on-going contracts is not weighed only on using U.S. government fixed assets and manufacturing capabilities; job creation and high-skilled labor retention are also weighed.

On a state level, ARM has also aligned with Arkansas’ economic interests. The facility location was planned through the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development and the Arkansas Department of Economic Development to benefit surrounding communities. It is part of Highland Industrial Park, formerly the Shumaker Naval Ammunition Depot. The depot was operated by the Navy from 1944 -1957 until it was categorized as surplus by the DoD. Part of the land became the town of East Camden; another part became educational facilities that supply high-skilled labor for the Park.

Rheinmetall’s entrance into the 40-millimeter green ammunition market began in 1999 with the U.S. Foreign Comparative Testing program, created by the DoD. By 2009, ARM qualified two training cartridges, Mk281 and M1110. Both enable 24/7 day-night combat training in extremely dry weather, which enable War-fighters to train as they intend to fight. Mk281 MOD 0 and MOD 1 are for the high-velocity MK19, MK47 grenade machine guns. M1110 is for the low-velocity M203, MK13, M79 and M320 grenade launchers.

Besides addressing the DoD’s mission to provide the best for War-fighters, Rheinmetall is addressing the DoD’s mission to resolve Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) issues. UXO creates economic stagnation for communities impacted by high-risk unsellable land. Unlike the Army’s dud producing M918, a flash-bang training cartridge designed in 1970, Mk281 and M1110 fired projectiles can be stepped on, picked up, rolled over, and excavated with no risk of bodily harm. They are non-dud producing designs. And, unlike M918, Rheinmetall payloads are potassium perchlorate-free. There is no risk of toxic leaching into water systems.

American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM), Inc. headquarters is located in Stafford, Virginia. The production facility is located in Camden, Arkansas. ARM is committed to continued growth by means of strategic teaming, exceptional supply-chain management, advanced production techniques, and alignment with the Department of Defense’s initiatives to provide the best for War-fighters.

www.americanrheinmetall.com

Source: American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM), Inc.
CONTACT: Ms. Torres, +1-703-221-9299

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