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Rheinmetall to upgrade Canadian MASS

22nd June 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rheinmetall has received a follow-on contract from the Canadian military to upgrade the Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) installed on the navy's Halifax-class frigates, the company announced on 20 June.

The $15 million order will run for four years from 2018 to 2022 and will expand the capabilities of the MASS automated decoy system that protects surface combatants from advanced anti-ship missiles.

During the course of the upgrade, the Halifax class twin-launcher systems will be transformed into triple launcher systems.

Rheinmetall equipped Canada's twelve Halifax-class frigates with MASS under a 2009 contract. The Canadian forces also ordered the accompanying Omnitrap and MASS-Dueras decoy ammunition from Rheinmetall.

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