Rheinmetall wins simulation technology contract from undisclosed MENA customer

20 November 2016 (Last Updated November 20th, 2016 18:30)

Rheinmetall has received a contract from an undisclosed country in the Middle East-North African (MENA) region to modernise and expand an existing live training facility.

Rheinmetall has received a contract from an undisclosed country in the Middle East-North African (MENA) region to modernise and expand an existing live training facility.

Valued at around €10m, the contract requires the company to supply hardware and software components, such as Legatus live simulation technology, to upgrade the country’s Mobile Combat Training Centre.

The deal also covers new laser engagement simulators to enable the use of the latest combat vehicles and weapons in the tactical training process, Rheinmetall said in a statement.

With these expanded capabilities, the centre will be able to train infantry units in mechanised formations.

"The contract requires the company to supply hardware and software components, such as Legatus live simulation technology."

Rheinmetall is supplying 2,000 new Legatus laser transmitter units to the German Army, as well as 1,500 accompanying soldier target sets with laser sensors.

In a separate development, the company has formed a joint venture (JV) with US-based construction and engineering services provider Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), which will provide fully integrated munitions manufacturing and design solutions for the US market.

German Bundeswehr recently contracted Rheinmetall to expand the exercise control cell of its German Army Combat Training Centre.

With this expansion, the German Army will be able to conduct and evaluate training for military operations in built-up terrain.