The Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf has recently booked orders from Germany,
Switzerland and Thailand for simulation systems worth some €50 million. Once
again, these three nations have turned to the Group's Bremen-based subsidiary
Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH for advanced simulation technology for
training their troops.
The German Army has contracted with Rheinmetall to modernize the system
technology of the operations centre of its GÜZ combat training facility at
Altmark in Saxony-Anhalt, which first entered service in 1997. Among other
things, the upgrade package also includes a regeneration of the TETRA wireless
system and installation of new high-performance networks and communication
The company has received two orders from Switzerland: an electronic gunnery
training system (ELSA) as well as system extensions for its artillery simulation
technology. ELSA will be employed in Switzerland for training infantry fighting
vehicle and armoured artillery command vehicle crews, as well as for teaching
troops to operate target acquisition and observation equipment used by the Swiss
Army's Artillery Corps.
The series scope of delivery includes a system with eight vehicle mock-ups of
the CV9030 infantry fighting vehicle as well as another with four mock-ups of
the armoured artillery command vehicle, plus target acquisition and observation
In Thailand Rheinmetall will upgrade an existing TACOS I gunnery and combat
simulator. TACOS II will give the Thai military the most advanced networked
simulation centre for ground forces in the entire Asia-Pacific region.
The TACOS I simulation centre entered service in Thailand back in 1998. Like its
predecessor, the new system consists of five true-to-life mock-ups of the
fighting compartment of the M60 A3 main battle tank used for gunnery and combat
training. In addition, TACOS II will feature five state-of-the-art driving
simulators with electrical movement systems, suitable not only for entry-level
driver's training but also for driving licence training at all relevant exercise
An important new feature of the order is the networking of both TACOS simulation
units to form a joint virtual world. Starting in 2008, ten four-man tank crews,
consisting of the commander, gunner, driver and loader, will be able to act out
numerous scenarios in a networked environment.
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