Rheinmetall gets mine clearing system order
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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