Rheinmetall to supply Canada with Integrated Soldier Systems and Medium Range Radar Systems 22807152

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Rheinmetall to supply Canada with Integrated Soldier Systems and Medium Range Radar Systems
The Canadian Minister of National Defence, Jason Kenney, on behalf of Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, yesteday announced the awarding of contracts worth potentially more than $493 million to Rheinmetall Canada Inc. of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, to provide much-needed equipment for the Canadian Armed Forces—an Integrated Soldier System and a Medium Range Radar System.
     
Rheinmetall t supply Canada with Integrated Soldier Systems and Medium Range Radar Systems 640 001Rheinmetall Canada, in partnership with IAI Elta, proposed the ELM-2084 MMR for Canada's Medium Range Radar project
     
The Integrated Soldier System Project is a suite of military equipment that is vital to the effectiveness and protection of frontline soldiers on a modern battlefield. It includes weapon accessories and electronics that allow soldiers to stay connected with their teams after exiting vehicles on the battlefield. It also features a radio, a smartphone-like computer to run battle management software, a global positioning system and a communications headset. Rheinmetall Canada Inc. has won a contract for an initial $8.5 million to test a new capability.

Once the Government declares the system fully acceptable, it may exercise options under this contract to buy up to 4,144 of these systems and to award a second contract for related support. The total value of both contracts could reach $250 million, creating and maintaining 51 jobs in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Rheinmetall Canada Inc. will complete the testing of the new soldier systems by spring 2016. Once testing has been completed, and if options are exercised, the delivery of the new soldier systems should begin in late 2016.
 

The Medium Range Radar Project will give the Canadian Armed Forces 10 radar systems that can be transported into an operation by truck. These radar systems will give Canadian Armed Forces soldiers the ability to detect the point of origin of indirect weapons fire, such as mortars, artillery or rockets. They will also allow soldiers to track multiple airplanes, helicopters or other airborne threats in and around where troops are operating. This can help save the lives of soldiers and civilians. The Government has awarded two contracts to Rheinmetall Canada Inc.

The first contract is to procure 10 Medium Range Radar Systems within three years, and a second contract is for related in-service support. The potential value of both contracts is $243.3 million; they are expected to create and maintain 30 positions in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The delivery of the radar systems is expected to begin in 2017.


In collaboration with the Israeli company IAI Elta, Rheinmetall Canada proposed the MMR radar for the Canadian Army’s medium range radar program. The ELM-2084 MMR is a force multiplier featuring and combining the most advanced technical capabilities to provide a high performance system with excellent reliability and availability. The ELM-2084 MMR is designed to perform these missions, separately or simultaneously: hostile weapon locating – cannons, mortars, and rockets;artillery ranging mission – friendly fire ranging; air surveillance mission; and counter RAM mission when integrated with a weapon system.

 

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