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Rheinmetall to deliver simulators for Puma IFVs

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German defense technology company has received a contract for the delivery of AGDUS duel simulators for Germany Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs).

The total of the contract could be as high as €142 million, including value added tax, according to the company.

Initially, a pre-series of six systems will be developed and integrated. Once the system is ready for full-scale serial production, an option exists for equipping 252 infantry fighting vehicles. This would result in an additional order for Rheinmetall worth around €88 million, including VAT, bringing the total value of the AGDUS contract to around €142 million, once again including VAT.

Each AGDUS set consists of laser detectors arrayed around the vehicle as well as eye-safe lasers capable of simulating the effects of the Puma’s principal weapon systems, i.e. the automatic cannon, machine gun and MELLS antitank guided missile. The laser algorithms are programmed to assure ballistically exact simulation of shots and hits.

The AGDUS also enables simulation of the Puma IFV’s turret-independent secondary weapon system, or TSWA, as well as the vehicle’s self-defense systems.