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Rheinmetall gets mine clearing system order

31st March 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rheinmetall Denel Munition has announced several contracts from an unnamed international customer for mine clearing equipment and ammunition. The contracts are estimated to value more than $97 million in total.

The orders include two Plofadder mine clearing systems and accompanying training devices as well as ammunition, with a total value of over $30 million.

The Plofadder mine clearing system fires rockets to create a ladder-like demolition zone, which is capable of cutting a 160m long, nine metre-wide lane through a minefield.

A further order for ammunition for the second quarter of 2017 is worth around $70 million.

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