Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract by the Russian Defence Ministry for an army simulation-supported training centre in Mulino, Russia.

Under the contract, worth more than €100m, the company will develop and supply a live combat simulation system, and cover technical aspects of the project including commissioning and quality assurance.

The company’s innovative rotation principle during training will allow simultaneous multiple training sessions at various stations.

The training will mean every Russian military brigade is optimally prepared for the realities of modern warfare.

The company is expecting follow-on orders, with The Russian Federation planning to upgrade armed forces equipment.

The training centre will be jointly built by Rheinmetall Group and its Russian partner JSCo Oboronservis, and will cater for 30,000 troops a year by 2014.