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Rheinmetall secures €475 million gun deal

18th June 2013 - 14:13 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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 Rheinmetall and a Middle Eastern customer, understood to be Qatar, have signed an export deal worth €475million to supply equipment for Leopard 2A7 MBTs and PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers.

Rheinmetall announced the contract on 18 June with the company planning to supply over 60 L55 tank guns for the Leopard  with fire control electronics and electro-optical sensors for the medium-calibre weapon station.

A spokesman from the company told Shephard: 'Rheinmetall is providing “LAZ” electro-optical sensor technology for the medium caliber weapon stations. They consist of cooled thermal imaging devices, high-resolution CCD cameras and laser rangefinders. The fire control system is a

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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