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Germany orders laser duel simulators

4th May 2016 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rheinmetall will supply the German Army Combat Training Centre with new equipment for staging combat training exercises under an order worth $23 million announced on 29 April.

The equipment will be used with the centre’s Training Device, Duel Simulator, Small Arms (AGDUS) wireless-supported duel simulation system.

Rheinmetall will produce and deliver more than 2,000 laser transmitter units for small arms and 1,500 soldier target sets featuring ‘AGDUS passiv soldat’ laser sensors. 

According to the company it will be possible to use German army small arms equipped with AGDUS in simulated combat operations. The new technology is compatible with standard-issue infantry weapons, including pistols and assault rifles, the G28 and G82 sniper rifles, the MP7 submachine gun, MG4 and MG5 machine guns as well as the AG40 automatic grenade launcher and simulators for hand grenades.

The simulation-supported combat exercises will enable even greater training realism across the spectrum of operations.

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