Rheinmetall and Thales are teaming in Germany within the field of unguided and guided rockets

Rhein­metall and Thales are team­ing in Ger­many with­in the field of unguid­ed and guid­ed rock­ets

  • This agree­ment aims to sup­port togeth­er the future devel­op­ments, qual­i­fi­ca­tion and pro­duc­tion of the 70mm (2.75”) rock­et sys­tems for the Ger­man mar­ket
  • Rhein­metall Waffe Muni­tion GmbH will lead the team towards the Ger­man cus­tomers
  • Togeth­er, the two inter­na­tion­al groups will pro­pose com­ple­men­tary capa­bil­i­ties for the Tiger MK3 pro­gram

Rhein­metall and Thales have signed an agree­ment to sup­port togeth­er the future devel­op­ments, qual­i­fi­ca­tion and pro­duc­tion of the 70mm (2.75”) guid­ed and unguid­ed rock­ets solu­tions for heli­copters as well as poten­tial­ly oth­er new plat­forms in Ger­many.

The Thales 70mm (2.75”) rock­et sys­tems are cur­rent­ly oper­at­ed on UHT Tiger and under cer­ti­fi­ca­tion on Air­bus Heli­copters H145M. As part of the agree­ment, Rhein­metall Waffe Muni­tion GmbH will lead the team towards the Ger­man cus­tomers and use its wide expe­ri­ence as main sup­pli­er to the Bun­deswehr to ensure the future require­ments are met.

The agree­ment deep­ens the exist­ing rela­tion­ship between Thales and Rhein­metall in this field as oth­er mem­bers of Rhein­metall Group are work­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tive inte­gra­tion pro­grams with Thales like on Rhein­metall Canada’s Mis­sion Mas­ter UGV.

Togeth­er, Rhein­metall and Thales pro­pose impor­tant com­ple­men­tary capa­bil­i­ties, espe­cial­ly in the frame of the Tiger MK3 pro­gram (guid­ed rock­et in “Lock-On-Before-Launch” mode, addi­tion­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the rock­et sys­tem and the plat­form, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, remote con­trol…)

Torsten Böhm, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent ‘Busi­ness Devel­op­ment and Sales’, Rhein­metall Waffe Muni­tion:

The mul­ti-decade expe­ri­ence and qual­i­ty of the Thales 70mm rock­ets fit per­fect­ly to Rheinmetall’s activ­i­ties to pro­vide the users in Ger­many with the best prod­ucts. The Thales port­fo­lio in this domain is com­ple­men­tary to the cur­rent Rhein­metall tech­ni­cal port­fo­lio. This gives the oppor­tu­ni­ty to com­bine forces, but more impor­tant gives the user direct access to prod­ucts, meet­ing the high­est require­ments on effec­tive­ness, accu­ra­cy and safe­ty. And that is our mis­sion.”

Stéphane Bianchi, direc­tor of the Air­borne Arma­ment busi­ness seg­ment, Thales:

This strength­en­ing of the col­lab­o­ra­tion in Ger­many between Thales and Rhein­metall is good news for both groups. We will pro­vide our exper­tise with the 70mm (2.75”) rock­et sys­tems, which equip already many plat­forms in the world, and Rhein­metall the knowl­edge of the Ger­man cus­tomer. This is a true win-win, at a time when Air­bus Heli­copters is devel­op­ing its Tiger MK3 ver­sion.”

Source:

Rhein­metall AG
Cor­po­rate Sec­tor Defence
Press and Infor­ma­tion

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