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Surgical Strike Artillery

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Artillery systems, once considered more of an area weapon than a precision tool, are making ‘heads turn’ once again though GPS accuracy, digital target processing and advances in guidance and munitions. Artillery has traditionally held a special place in the combat arms. It is capable...

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

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 in 2019. This order is worth CAD22 million (€14.3 million). The Canadian government initially contracted with Rheinmetall to...

Multimillion-euro order for MASS naval countermeasures system

The Canadian Forces have awarded Rheinmetall an important follow-on contract. The Canadian Navy plans to expand the MASS countermeasure systems installed on its Halifax-class frigates. The order is worth about CAD20 million (€12 million). MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) is an automated decoy system...

Future Trends to Watch

A number of trends are influencing the development of future combat vehicles. They will also shape efforts to upgrade existing vehicle fleets in order to extend their capabilities and to allow them to remain relevant as battlefields change. Current trends can perhaps be best be...

Armoured Vehicles – Combat Compendium

Armoured vehicles come in many shapes and sizes, with differing roles. This compendium will examine two categories: armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) used for direct fire and those that also carry infantry into the fight. by Stephen W. Miller The term ‘armoured vehicles’ is a broad one....

Rheinmetall books multiple ammunition orders in the first half of 2018

Rheinmetall has won orders to supply an international customer with various artillery components, including fuses, charges and a large number of projectiles. The contracts, booked during the first and second quarters of 2018 by one of the Group’s Defence subsidiaries, are worth a total...

Rheinmetall ships 200th Puma IFV to the Bundeswehr

The 200th Puma infantry fighting vehicle earmarked for the Bundeswehr has just rolled off the assembly line at the Rheinmetall plant in Unterlüß in Lower Saxony. It is also the 100th Puma manufactured by the Düsseldorf-based tech enterprise, part-owner of the joint venture tasked...

Raytheon’s 360-degree AESA radar passes 3,000 hours of operations

Raytheon Company’s 360-degree capable, gallium nitride -powered active electronically scanned array, a Raytheon funded and proposed upgrade to the Patriot® Air and Missile Defense System, recently completed 3,000 hours of operation. “The company-funded radar has demonstrated 360-degree capability, tracking tactical targets such as maneuvering fighter...

British Ministry of Defence announces they will re-join the Boxer programme

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that they will re-join the Boxer programme via the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation, or OCCAR, a move that will allow them to procure the Boxer 8x8 vehicle to meet the requirements for their Mechanised Infantry...

Rheinmetall integrates MELLS antitank guided missile into Marder infantry fighting vehicle

Rheinmetall has integrated the state-of-the-art MELLS antitank guided missile into the Marder 1A5 infantry fighting vehicle. Following successful conclusion of the study phase, the Bundeswehr subsequently ordered 44 MELLS retrofit kits, which were delivered in December 2017. In the meantime, a total of 35...

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