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Canada orders additional Argus units

7th August 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Canadian Army has opted to procure additional Argus soldier systems from Rheinmetall under a CAD$22 million contract option, the company announced on 6 August.

Rheinmentall will supply an additional 1,256 units under the order as part of Canada’s ongoing Integrated Soldier System Project.

The company is currently in the final production phase of the Argus soldier system, with 1,632 units slated for delivery this year.

The Argus wearable communication system improves situational awareness for dismounted troops, allowing better command and control and improving performance and protection. It provides dismounted soldiers with GPS navigation tools, simultaneous and secure voice and data communications, hearing and visual guides and the ability to integrate ISTAR sensors into the solution.

The Canadian government initially contracted with Rheinmetall to start the qualification phase of the Canadian Army’s Integrated Soldier System in 2015, which it has successfully completed in the meantime.

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of Canadian Defence Staff, said that the Argus soldier system ‘puts on the soldier or anybody on the ground the ability to understand their environment. Not only is a soldier a sensor but also a receiver of information.’

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