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Rheinmetall, BAE Systems to form UK-based JV
BAE Systems and Rheinmetall have signed an agreement to establish a UK-based joint venture (JV) for military vehicle design, manufacture and support activities, the company announced on 21 January.
The new JV is subject to regulatory approvals which are expected to be completed in the first half of 2019. Following the approvals, the JV will be known as Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and will be headquartered at BAE Systems’ facility in Telford, England.
As part of the agreement, Rheinmetall will buy a 55% stake in the existing BAE Systems UK-based combat vehicles business, with BAE Systems retaining 45%.
RBSL will initially focus on UK programmes, and will also form an integral part of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems Division and will participate in and contribute to various global military vehicle pursuits and contracts.
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