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  • Armoured Truck Order
    Armoured Truck Order 21 June 2020
    The shifting of the battlefield scales to asymmetric elements increased the need for armoured carrier elements in logistics infrastructure. Considering the changing battlefield conditions and seeking to immerse its logistics infrastructure with modern systems, Germany took action for truck procurement. In this context, BAAINBw (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr / Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support...
  • Modernised Leopard 2 to Hussars
    Modernised Leopard 2 to Hussars 31 May 2020
    One of the iconic platforms of the Cold War, Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks are being modernized to meet the requirements of the modern battlefield. These activities are carried out with solutions developed for the demands of different users. One of the countries that has taken action to upgrade the Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks in its inventory is Poland. According to Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa's statement thursday, works on the first two Leopard 2A4s has been completed. The ...
  • Griffin III Candidate to Optionally Manned Vehicle
    Griffin III Candidate to Optionally Manned Vehicle 17 May 2020
    New generation land vehicles designed with next generation technology components are developed with the optionally unmanned use capability. The United States Congressional Research Service released a report on the OMFV (Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle) Program launched in line with the needs of the US Army. In the document, product of General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) Griffin III was nominated for the process. The OMFV Program was launched for the...
  • Robotic Mine Detection Vehicle Procurement
    Robotic Mine Detection Vehicle Procurement 6 May 2020
    Advanced unmanned vehicle technology offers important opportunities to minimize the human factor in high-risk tasks such as mine and IED detection. Germany transfers its mine detection tasks to robotic systems. In this context, Berlin, which has made acquisition in the past years, announced its new procurement decision. Berlin signed an agreement with the Rheinmetall for the platform called Route Clearance System (RCSys), which is said to have a budget of less than 10 mill...
  • New Trucks for Bundeswehr
    New Trucks for Bundeswehr 14 January 2020
    The German Army has recently announced a new procurement agreement, which has received budget approvals for new procurement and modernization programs. With the 382 million Euro agreement, the logistics infrastructure of the German Land Forces will be reinforced. With the agreement signed in the last days of 2019, new trucks will be entered in the inventory of the German Army (Bundeswehr). 1000 logistics trucks will be purchased in the scope of framework contract which sig...
  • Rheinmetall and Thales to Guide Hydra Rockets
    Rheinmetall and Thales to Guide Hydra Rockets 10 January 2020
    Rheinmetall and Thales have signed an agreement to support together with the future developments, qualification and production of the 70mm (2.75”) guided and unguided rockets solutions for helicopters as well as potentially other new platforms in Germany. Two international groups will propose complementary capabilities for the Tiger MK3 program. The Thales 70mm (2.75”) rocket systems are currently operated on UHT Tiger and under certification on Airbus Helicopters H145M....
  • German Court Overturns Export Ban on Military Equipment to Saudi Arabia
    German Court Overturns Export Ban on Military Equipment to Saudi Arabia 9 December 2019
    The Administrative Court in Frankfurt am Main ruled that the Federal Government’s freeze on armaments exports to Saudi Arabia was not legal according to the Handelsblatt daily newspaper. Rheinmetall Military Vehicles GmbH, sued Berlin because the bulk of a major contract with Saudi Arabia was ‘sabotaged’ by a poorly reasoned decision by the federal government. In November 2016, Rheinmetall announced a major order from a foreign customer. "The order i...
  • Bundeswehr orders Spike launchers and 1500 missiles
    Bundeswehr orders Spike launchers and 1500 missiles 19 November 2019
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has signed a contract to sell Spike missiles and launchers to the German Army through a joint venture (JV). Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr /BAAINBw) ordered 1,500 Spike missiles and hundreds of Integrated Control Launch Unit (ICLU) dismounted missile launchers from Eurospike for the German Army in early Novem...
  • Ukraine to Request Assistance of Turkey for Project 58250 Corvettes
    Ukraine to Request Assistance of Turkey for Project 58250 Corvettes 11 November 2019
    Ukraine’s Defence Ministry has initiated works on building at least four corvettes for the country’s navy, the ministry’s official news agency ArmyInform reported on Sept. 18. The process will start with resuming the construction of the Volodymyr the Great corvette as the lead vessel of Project 58250 class of perspective warships. Navy initiated building back in 2011, but there is almost no progress since then. Turkey and the United States are ready to su...
  • Sector News Issue 77 10 September 2019
    Virtual Staff Officer to Typhoon Cost Efficient Solution Unmanned Helicopter from Korea Unmanned Ground Systems from Europe Partnership from Rheinmetall and MBDA ESSM for Navy Satellite Observation at Agricultural Areas TUSAŞ Agreed with NLR Fifth Boat for DZKK THK to Communicate with ASELSAN Songar, TAF Passenger Akıncı is Coming with the Cooperatio...
  • Two in One Mortar
    Two in One Mortar 16 August 2019
    Rheinmetall has developed a new 60mm mortar for infantry and special forces. The RSG60 weapon system, which stands out with it is very light and easy to handle design, can turn into commando version, which weighs 6.8 kg, from standard infantry version, which weighs 15.8 kg, with few manual adjustments without any tools.   With a carbon fibre-coated steel barrel of about 70 cm in length, the system is thirty per cent lighter than conventional mortars and can be ready t...
  • New Player for the Raytheon and Rheinmetall Partnership
    New Player for the Raytheon and Rheinmetall Partnership 14 August 2019
    Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence are partnering with Pratt & Miller Defence for the U.S. Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition. The Detroit-based company will provide engineering analysis to help ensure the KF41 Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle meets or exceeds the Army's survivability requirements for the program. Raytheon and Rheinmetall will offer an American-made KF41 Lynx vehicle to answer the U.S. Army’s call for a Next-Generation Combat Vehicle...
  • The UK Receives the Last Batch of Trucks 2 August 2019
    Last batch of 8x8 SX45 (L) vehicles, which are produced by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and MAN Truck & Bus UK, are delivered to the British army. The vehicles are used by the British Army as mobile platforms to deploy radar equipment. British Army ordered over 7000 of MAN SX and HX series of platforms to replace ageing Bedford, Leyland DAF and Foden vehicles. The MAN SX series high mobility truck shares some technologies with the MAN HX, FX and LX families. It has a stiffe...
  • First Boxer Delivered
    First Boxer Delivered 24 July 2019
    The first of 25 Rheinmetall Defence Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicles being built in Germany for the Australian Army arrived in Brisbane. The platforms are the first two of an initial tranche of 13 reconnaissance platforms and 12 MPVs that are being built in Germany as part of Project Land 400 Phase 2. The procurement process, worth US $ 2.4 billion, is expected to take place between 2019-2026.
  • German Partner to the UK
    German Partner to the UK 2 July 2019
    After the UK's decision to rejoin the Boxer 8x8 wheeled vehicle program, the process for the platforms began. Steps have been taken in the production and procurement process planned for the Boxer family of 8x8 wheeled vehicles. In this context, Rheinmetall and BAE Systems Land have established a joint venture. The company, which will operate in Telford, will provide job opportunities for approximately 450 people. The company, which is planned to play an important role for Boxer ...
  • New Control Unit for the M1 Abrams 1 July 2019
      Honeywell signed a contract worth US $ 16.5 million to procurement J7 Digital Electronic Control Units to the Abrams family, the third generation main battle tank of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The process is expected to end on 28 June 2024. The M1 Abrams is designed for modern armoured ground warfare. It has a 1500 hp AGT1500 multifuel turbine engine, sophisticated Chobham composite armour, a computer fire control system and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out c...
  • Rheinmetall Go Well
    Rheinmetall Go Well 13 May 2019
    Rheinmetall AG, based in Germany, announced its balance sheet for the first quarter of 2019. According to the company's data released on May 9, Rheinmetall recorded growth. The company's budget grew 6.6% in the first quarter. In the budget, which reached 1,343 billion Euros, the profit rate also increased by 15% to € 54 million. In addition to the defence, the company, which operates in the automotive sector, comapny sales reduced 4.9% and earnings decreased b...
  • Ammunition Capability Demo 2019 26 April 2019
    The Ammunition Capability Demonstration organised by Rheinmetall Denel Munition at the Dunes Overberg Test Range, close to Arniston in the Cape Town area, included some 800 participants and two half days of firing with ammunition ranging from small arms to artillery and aircraft bombs. It was the third time the joint venture between the German defence champion Rheinmetall and Denel of South Africa, established on September 1, 2008, organised such an event. The ACD takes place every ...
  • Rheinmetall Acquires a Vehicle Protection System Manufacturer
    Rheinmetall Acquires a Vehicle Protection System Manufacturer 27 March 2019
    The German company Rheinmetall announced the acquisition of the company for development and construction of protection and shielding systems IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH. The Family-ran Germany -based company is one of the leading companies in the field with long presence and participation in major development and armament programs. This includes the older Advanced Modular Armour Protection active system and the Modular Expandable Armour System composite armour system. IBD Diesen...
  • IDEX/NAVDEX and the Advancing Battlefield 16 March 2019
    Organised biannually, the IDEX/NAVDEX Exhibition in February became the first meeting point of the world’s prominent defence companies in 2019. For its part, IDEX hosted over 1,300 companies as an outstanding event in the Middle East and Africa.   It should be remembered that a large part of global defence expenditures is concentrated in this region on account of security threats and active conflicts. Many countries in the region, particularly the United Arab Emirates (UA...
  • Rheinmetall May Sue Germany Over Saudi Arms Embargo: Spiegel
    Rheinmetall May Sue Germany Over Saudi Arms Embargo: Spiegel 22 January 2019
    Rheinmetall plans to sue the German government over its decision to stop all arms exports to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Spiegel Online. Berlin suspended approval of future export licenses to Saudi Arabia in October and in November said it had worked with industry to halt shipments of arms sales that were already approved. Citing a letter to the Economy Ministry, Spiegel said Rheinmetall intends to sue the German government fo...
  • Rheinmetall and BAE Systems Joins Forces In UK
    Rheinmetall and BAE Systems Joins Forces In UK 21 January 2019
    German Rheinmetall bought BAE Land Systems facility at Telford, England to form a joint venture with BAE Systems. The takeover shows that BAE will reduce its holding to 45%, marking another step in the German company’s expansion.   Rheinmetall and BAE Systems today announced that they have signed an agreement to create a joint UK-based military vehicle design, manufacturing and support business. The new Joint Venture will be headquartered at BAE Systems' fac...
  • Fair News Issue 69 10 January 2019
    Egypt Unveils Temsah-3 A New MRAP for Egypt? Iomax Archangel: A Magnet for Blue Uniformed Officers Rheinmetall Proposes Skynex to Egypt Saudi SG-03 UAS Close to Production EISS: The Egyptian Future Soldier
  • Boxer Programöe Takes Final Shape
    Boxer Programöe Takes Final Shape 17 December 2018
    Europe's Boxer Program will take final shape with offers to the UK and Slovenia. A statement was made by the Eastern European Sales Agency of Artec, a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss Maffei-Wegmann. It is stated that negotiations with the UK Department of Defense continued through the OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). The UK plans to supply Boxer in four different variants, including armored personnel carrier, C4I post, ambulance and armored repair vehicle. It w...
  • Issue 68 Sector News
    Issue 68 Sector News 8 December 2018
    Ukraine’s 120mm Mortar Test Tilt-Rotor UAV by Academy Rheinmetall Commenced Deliveries Korea’s $557m Order Belgium Said “SkyGuardian” Atmaca Time in the Sea ASELSAN’s Albatross in Çanakkale STM in “Deep Quest” BMC Gets Altay TRMotor has Project  
  • Rheinmetall AG and Lockheed Martin Cooperate for Germany's Helicopter 16 October 2018
    The German Navy is in search of a new helicopter. In this respect, Germany is now looking for a new platform to replace the Sea Lynx helicopters in its inventory. For the time being, two platforms are expected to replace the platforms, which will start to retire 2025. The first of these is the MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. Rheinmetall AG and Lockheed Martin have announced that they will participate in the tender together. Another candidate is the NH90 Sea Lion. For this helicopter, Airbus will ...
  • Australia Awarded Rheinmetall 211 Boxer Wheeled Armoured Vehicles 23 August 2018
    Australia awarded Rheinmetall an order for 211 Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles on 17 August worth a total of USD2.4 billion according to Rheinmetall Press Release. The contract was signed on 17 August in Canberra by Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA), Gary Stewart. Delivery of the 8×8 combat reconnaissance vehicles (CRVs) will take place between 2019 and 2026. The Australian Defence For...
  • New Fleet to Continent
    New Fleet to Continent 26 July 2018
    Australia is procuring new logistic vehicles. In this context, an agreement was signed with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA). According to the agreement, the Australian Defense Forces (ADF) to procure 1044 trucks and 812 duty modules in the Land 121 Phase 5B project, which is an extension of the Land 121 Phase 3B Program. With an agreement of $ 1.04 billion, logistics capacity will be increased and it is aimed to use trucks for humanitarian aid and natural disaste...
  • Last Dutch Boxer Produced
    Last Dutch Boxer Produced 25 July 2018
    The last Boxer produced for the Netherlands put out from production line. Vehicles manufactured in Rheinmetall MAN Military's Netherlands production line and these vehicles were ordered in 2013. It was announced that it was the last Boxer which is coming out of the production line is cargo variant. The first Boxer produced on this line was the driver training vehicle and entered service in 2014. Boxer vehicles, made of hardened steel and providing high protection ...
  • Puma Getting Strength
    Puma Getting Strength 17 July 2018
    German Army's Puma infantry fighting vehicles will be modernized in two steps. Projekt System & Management GmbH (PSM) is the the contractor of upgrade programme. PSM calls the modernization program Puma S1 and Puma S2. The joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), with S1, command control, situational awareness and increased anti-tank capability; S2 will also make improvements in killer-killer capability. In S1 phase, PRC117 embedded satellite r...
  • Rheinmetall Equipment to German Rifles
    Rheinmetall Equipment to German Rifles 6 July 2018
    Germany will supply laser markers for infantry rifles. Bundeswehr's Equipment, Information Technology and Support Unit has signed an agreement with Rheinmetall for supply of EUR 5 million. Under the agreement, 1745 rifle mounted laser marking kits will be delivered to special forces. Delivery is expected to be completed by 2019. The Variable Tactical Aiming Module (VTAL), which will be delivered by Germany, has a watertight metal body. Equipped with MIL-STD 1913 / STAN...
  • Rheinmetall Will Continue to Protect Halifax
    Rheinmetall Will Continue to Protect Halifax 20 June 2018
    Rheinmetall will upgrade Halifax Class frigates' softkill systems. Under the deal of US $ 15 million, MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) systems will be upgraded which is integrated to the Halifax Class frigates. Upgradingt work will be carried out between 2018-2022. MASS, the decoy system, was integrated into the Halifax Class frigates in 2009. In the scope of the work, dual launchers will replace with triple launchers. The project will be run by Rheinmetall...
  • Boxer to Display 35mm Fist
    Boxer to Display 35mm Fist 6 June 2018
    Boxer will take its place in Eurosatory with Skyranger system. Rheinmetall will exhibit its products during fair which will be held in Paris on 11-15 June 2018. In the statement made by the company, it is stated that the Oerlikon Skyranger System, which was introduced for the first time in 2009, will be exhibited. Skyranger, is a 35 mm air defense system, was integrated to a a German-Dutch joint project Boxer 8x8 armored vehicles. At the end of the...
  • 100th Puma Rolled Out
    100th Puma Rolled Out 21 May 2018
    The 100th Puma infantry fighting vehicle rolled out of production line. Projekt System & Management GmbH, a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, rolled out 100th production line at Rheinmetall's Unterluess facility. Bundeswehr 342 ordered Puma. Empty steel chassis enters production line and left this line as an armored combat vehicle 26 days later. Puma deliveries began 2015 and it is planned to last vehicle will be delivered in 2020.
  • Antitank Support to German Armoured Vehicles
    Antitank Support to German Armoured Vehicles 22 March 2018
    Rheinmetall has integrated the MELLS (German acronym standing for multirole-capable light antitank missile system) missile into the Marder 1A5 infantry fighting vehicle, the company announced on 20 March. Following the successful conclusion of the study phase, the Bundeswehr subsequently ordered 44 MELLS retrofit kits, which were delivered in December 2017. The company said a total of 35 vehicles have been equipped with the new missile system integration kit so far.  ...
  • Rheinmetall Wins Australian CRV Competition
    Rheinmetall Wins Australian CRV Competition 15 March 2018
    Australia has selected Rheinmetall to supply its new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles.  The Australian government announced on 14 March that Rheinmetall’s Boxer 8x8 won the $4 billion (AUD5,2 billion) Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle competition after a three-year tender. 211 vehicles will be delivered to the Australian Defence Force under the program. To deliver the project Rheinmetall will establish a Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVE...
  • Lockheed, Rheinmetall Team Up for Helo Tender
    Lockheed, Rheinmetall Team Up for Helo Tender 7 February 2018
    Lockheed Martin will team up with German Rheinmetall company for Germany's heavy-lift helicopter tender.   Under a contract valued at around $4,9 billion, Germany plans to acquire 45-60 heavy-lift helicopters. Lockheed is offering its CH-53K helicopter while the other competitor of the tender, Boeing Co, will offer its smaller twin-rotor CH-47. The German Defence Ministry expects to issue a request for information in the second half of 2018, wi...
  • Last Day for Altay's Engine
    Last Day for Altay's Engine 22 December 2017
    Today is the last day for the national engine to be used on the Altay Main Battle Tank. Five companies received the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Power Group Development Project from the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM). These companies were BMC, FİGES, ISTANBUL SHIPYARD, TAI ENGINE (TEI) and TÜMOSAN. Among these companies, TÜMOSAN draws attention as the company has already undertaken the project however terminated the contract afterwards. It is expected that BMC,...
  • Half of German Leopard Tanks Are Out of Operation
    Half of German Leopard Tanks Are Out of Operation 17 November 2017
    It was claimed that only 95 of the 244 Leopard-2 Main Battle Tanks on the German Land Forces (Heer) inventory were suitable for operations. According to the Funke Media Group's report based on a report written by the German Federal Ministry of Defence, more than half of the 244 powerful Leopard-2 type tanks are not suitable for operations. The report emphasized that 53 of the tanks were under maintenance, seven were under investigation, 89 could only perform specific tasks ...
  • Airbus, Gave Place to ROKETSAN Products
    Airbus, Gave Place to ROKETSAN Products 13 November 2017
    Airbus Defence and Space company participated in the aerospace fair held in Dubai with C295 transportation aircraft and exhibited ROKETSAN products as well. Airbus took its place in the fair with C295's Armed Intelligence, Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C295 Armed ISR) aircraft. The company, which emphasized the use of a wide range of products for different types of targets on board, included three products of ROKETSAN in this frame; the L-UMTAS anti-tank missil...