Rheinmetall to supply training technology for German Army’s Puma IFVs

4th February 2020 - 16:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Rheinmetall will supply the German Army with the AGDUS training and simulation technology for the mechanised infantry units using the Puma IFV.

The AGDUS is an eye-safe laser system located across the vehicle and can simulate the effects of the main armaments of the Puma such as an automatic cannon, machine gun and MELLS antitank guided missile.

The contract, potentially worth €142 million, was awarded in December 2019 with the first order finalised in late January 2020 for €54 million. 

However, the system may be added to an additional 252 IFVs once the system is ready for full-scale production, according to the company. This would provide Rheinmetall with the opportunity to add an additional €88 million to the value of the contract.

Much of the contract is expected to be carried out by the group’s Vehicle Systems and Electronic Solutions division at production lines in Bremen and Unterlüß, according to a statement released by Rheinmetall. 

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