Rheinmetall to propose Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle for Australian Land 400 Phase 3 tender 11602162

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Rheinmetall to propose Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle for Australian Land 400 Phase 3 tender.
Rheinmetall is expected to propose its Puma tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), a joint venture with Krauss-Maffei WegMann GmbH, under the Australian A$10 billion tender for 450 armored troop carriers. The joint venture has confirmed that it will respond to the Land 400 Phase 3 request for information.
     
Rheinmetall is expected to propose its Puma tracked infantry fighting vehicle, a joint venture with Krauss-Maffei WegMann GmbH, under the Australian A$10 billion tender for 450 armored troop carriers. The joint venture has confirmed that it will respond to the Land 400 Phase 3 request for information. The Puma IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), a project under under the PSM industrial consortium owned by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmettall Landsysteme.
     
The Puma IFV is the latest generation of Tracked Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle which was formally handed over the German Army on 24 June 2015, the vehicle is now in service and in full rate production.
 

The Projekt Systems and Management (PSM) consortium, based in Kassel in Germany, is developing the Puma tracked infantry fighting vehicle for the German Army under a programme authorised by the German Federal Parliament in 2002.

The Puma IFV is armed with a remotely controlled weapon station, developed by Kraus-Maffei Wegmann, which is fitted with a dual feed Mauser 30mm MK 30-2 cannon.

General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Corp. are expected to team up to offer a vehicle developed for the British Army, while BAE’s Australian arm will offer the CV90, used by a number of European countries.

Australia’s army is planning to replace many of its armored vehicles ASLAV and M113, some of which date back to the Vietnam War, and has launched a tender for the purchase of combat-reconnaissance armoured vehicle and new armored infantry fighting vehicles for its so-called Land 400 project.

Elbit Systems Australia and some industry partners as Team Sentinel will offer the Sentinel II for the Land 400 Phase 2 RMA. The Sentinel II is based on the hull of the Terrex 2 from Singapore Technologies Kinetics fitted with the Elbit MT30 turret.
 

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