The CEO of Rheinmetall, Armin Papperger, discussed his intentions to sign a deal with Lockheed Martin to produce the company’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System in Germany. The war in… Continue reading "Rheinmetall Seeks to License Produce HIMARS"
Anti-Air, Artillery, Aviation, China, Drone, Egypt, France, Germany, Ground Vehicles, Helicopter, IFV, India, Israel, Japan, Loitering Munitions, Missiles, NATO, Naval, News, Poland, Politics, Russia, Small Arms Light Weapons, Tanks, Technology, Trainers & Simulation, Turkey, Ukraine, USA
Welcome to Overt Defense’s first Weekend Briefing of the year. This is where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. In this weekend’s issue, we cover Japan’s… Continue reading "Weekend Briefing (2-6 January)"
Ammunition, Breaking News, Explosives, Ordnance, Ukraine
German defence giant Rheinmetall announced on January 4, that it had won a triple-digit million euro contract for setting up an explosives factory in Várpalota, Hungary. The Hungarian state is… Continue reading "Rheinmetall To Set Up RDX Plant In Hungary In Response To Increase In Demand"
Anti-Air, Breaking News, Bundeswehr, Germany, Lasers, Naval, Surface Combatant
The Bundeswehr fired a shipboard laser weapon for the first time ever, Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland announced in press releases on October 27. The German frigate Sachsen successfully engaged drones… Continue reading "Bundeswehr Tests Laser Weapon Against Drones From Frigate Sachsen"
Germany, Greece, Ground Vehicles, IFV, News, Ukraine
Greece received the first six of the 40 tracked armored infantry fighting vehicles of the Marder 1A3 type expected from Germany. These vehicles were delivered to Greece as part of… Continue reading "Greece Receives The First 6 Marder 1A3 Type Infantry Fighting Vehicles From Germany"
Artillery, Companies, Defense, Germany, Ground Vehicles, News, Ordnance
The German defense technology company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) delivered the first two of the 24 German PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers to the Hungarian Armed Forces. At the György Klapka barracks located… Continue reading "Hungary Receives First Two 155-mm 52 Caliber PzH 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzers"
Aviation, Conflict, Drone, Fighter, Ground Vehicles, IFV, Missiles, NATO, Naval, News, Politics, Tanks, Technology
Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most exciting and important defense news. In this weekend’s issue, we cover many topics including General Dynamics winning US… Continue reading "Weekend Briefing (4-8 July)"
Breaking News, Ground Vehicles, IFV, Missiles, News
Rheinmetall has released footage of a live-fire test of a Spike anti-tank guided missile from the turret of its Lynx infantry fighting vehicle. In the footage uploaded to YouTube, a… Continue reading "Rheinmetall Demonstrates Spike Missile Integration On Lynx IFV"
Ground Vehicles, News, Ordnance, Technology, UGV
Rheinmetall revealed a new fire support option for its Mission Master XT unmanned ground vehicle at Eurosatory 2022, with a new launcher module for the HERO-120 loitering munition system. The… Continue reading "Eurosatory 2022: Rheinmetall Introduces Loitering Munition-Armed Mission Master XT UGV"
Germany, Ground Vehicles, News, Tanks
Rheinmetall unveiled its new KF51 Panther main battle tank at Eurosatory 2022, after teasing the concept prior to the French defense exhibition. Rheinmetall describes the Panther as a “first of… Continue reading "Rheinmetall Debuts KF51 Panther Main Battle Tank"