Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract to supply laser-based tactical engagement simulation (TES) equipment for the German Army's new Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), the company announced on 3 February.
The contract is for the supply of Ausbildungsgerät Duellsimulator (AGDUS) TES equipment to be fitted to the Puma IFV. Each AGDUS vehicle set consists of a two-way laser detector array and eye-safe laser transmitters capable of simulating the effects of the Puma's principal weapon systems: a 30mm cannon; a co-axial machinegun; and the Rafael Spike-LR anti-tank guided missile, known as MELLS (Mehrrollenfähiges Leichtes Lenkﬂugkörper System) in German service.
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