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Rheinmetall, MBDA start work oon ship-mounted laser for German navy

Rheinmetall, MBDA start work oon ship-mounted laser for German navy

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Aug. 12 (UPI) -- German defense contractors Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland will build a high-energy laser for installation aboard a German navy ship. While performance specifications or timetables have not yet been developed by the government Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, the announcement last week is the first time the German military has entered the arena of laser weapon development. Plans call for the two companies to construct, integrate and test a laser demonstrator aboard a K-130-class corvette. Also called the Braunschweig class of small warships, it is Germany's newest class of ocean-going corvettes, with five ships entering service to replace the German navy's Gepard-class fast attack craft. "We're going to be cooperating very closely to put the military potential o...
BAE Systems, Rheinmetall launch military vehicle joint venture

BAE Systems, Rheinmetall launch military vehicle joint venture

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July 1 (UPI) -- Defense contractors Rheinmetall of Germany and BAE Systems of Britain launched a joint venture on Monday to build combat vehicles. The companies issued a statement announcing the formation of Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land, to be headquartered in Telford, England. The new venture is expected to play a major role in the development and construction of the eight-wheeled Boxer 8x8 vehicle for the United Kingdom's Mechanized Infantry Vehicle program, as well as the rest of the British Army's vehicle fleets. The vehicles have also been purchased by several other NATO countries. BAE agreed to sell a 55 percent stake in its Global Combat Systems business, builders of armored vehicles and artillery, to Rheinmetall for $ 36.1 million. The United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Aut...
Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Bundeswehr with artillery shells worth $122.8M

Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Bundeswehr with artillery shells worth $122.8M

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April 8 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall was awarded a $ 122.8 million contract to supply Germany's Bundeswehr with artillery shells for five years. The contract will include 32,000 rounds of ammunition with an option of 11,000 more worth $ 41.7 million, the German-based company announced Monday. Delivery is scheduled to begin later this year. Rheinmetall Waffe Munition will manufacture the 155mm DM-121 artillery ammunition in Unterlub. The company previously delivered 30,000 shells in 2009. The ammunition can attain a range of up to 18.6 miles when fired from the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer and land 85 percent of the time within an area the size of a soccer field. The explosive round also can be used in training operations and field exercises. "The insensitive explosive not only produces a dev...
Rheinmetall contracted for 1,000 military trucks for Australia

Rheinmetall contracted for 1,000 military trucks for Australia

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Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall has received a $ 497.2 million contract for medium and heavy-lift military trucks for Australia's Land 121 Phase 5B project. The Duesseldorf, Germany-based company announced this week it has been selected to supply the Australian Defense Force with more than a thousand military trucks and associated equipment. Rheinmetall is in the third phase of project 3B, which is supplying Australia with 2,500 medium and heavy military trucks worth a total of $ 1.29 billion. The new trucks will be delivered from the Rheinmetall plant in Brisbane, Australia, as part of the Land 121 Phase 5B project. "This follow-up order is of great strategic significance to us, providing an excellent reference for other important international projects," Armin Papperger, CEO of Rheinmetall...
Rheinmetall tapped for laser light for Bundeswehr assault rifles

Rheinmetall tapped for laser light for Bundeswehr assault rifles

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July 6 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall has received a $ 5.9 million contract for laser light packages for the German Bundeswehr's Special Forces Assault Rifle. The order, announced this week by Rheinmetall, will provide 1,745 laser light packages to the Bundeswehr, with deliveries beginning in early 2019. The procurement falls under the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support. The package features a Variable Tactical Aiming Laser which is designed for compactness and to be mounted on shorter assault rifles. The package includes two weapon lights, including a standard dual LED and a special version for hostage rescue operations. The work will be performed by Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics in Stockach, Germany. The Special Forces Assault Rifle is a modi...