Rheinmetall wins first European Defence Fund project

19 February 2018

Rheinmetall is the first company to be awarded funding under a newly established European Commission defence initiative, which will enable the company to lead the development of soldier system architecture.

A request for proposals for the Generic Open Soldier Systems Reference Architecture (GOSSRA) project was won by Rheinmetall, the company announced on 19 February. It will lead a consortium consisting of partners from nine different EU countries, the company says.

GOSSRA is one of the first initial projects to be funded under the EU’s European Defence Union, and will see open reference architecture developed that will ultimately be the basis of EU-wide standardised soldier systems.

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