Timeline On 13 April 1889, the metals and mining conglomerate Hoerder Bergwerks- und Huttenverein, under General Director Joseph Massenez, founded “Rheinische Metallwaaren- und Maschinenfabrik Aktiengesellschaft” to supply munitions to the German Empire. Engineer Heinrich Ehrhardt, from Thuringia, established the factory in Dusseldorf and headed it until 1920.
Headquartered in Dusseldorf, Rheinmetall AG is an automotive parts supplier and military technology group. Rheinmetall was the tenth-largest European defence contractor in 2011. Rheinmetall AG is a financially strong, internationally successful player in the markets for automotive components and defence equipment. The group’s Defence sector is Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces. Rheinmetall Defence products set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines: from vehicle, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment and air defence, and from network-enabled warfare capabilities to electro-optics and simulation technology.
Armoured Wheeled Vehicles |
The international deployment of rapid reaction forces on peace-keeping and peace-enforcing missions is gaining increasing importance, thus raising the demand for light, mobile vehicles which offer appropriate protection for the crew in line with the threat faced.
Thanks to its flexibility, mobility and therefore rapid operational readiness, the range of armoured wheeled vehicles produced by Rheinmetall provides airmobile forces with ideal support.
Fuchs 1A8 armoured transport vehicle
The latest version of the Fuchs (Fox) armoured transport vehicle features a level of protection against ballistic fire, landmines and IEDs unique in a vehicle of its class. Owing to its substantial payload, the vehicle can be configured for a huge variety of missions, and is much appreciated by users for its extreme reliability. When equipped with the latest command and in-formation system, the vehicle can be included in network-enabled operations. To enhance the operational effectiveness, the Fuchs 1A8 can be readily equipped with a remote control weapon station.
Yak multipurpose vehicle
2011. The German Company Rheinmetall-Defence presents the AMPV (Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle).
The premium vehicles of the MAN Trucknology Generation (TG) are among the most advanced commercial vehicles anywhere, setting the benchmark for reliability and innovation. US company Allison Transmission (Hall 5, Stand C460) has teamed with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) of Europe to supply its Allison 4500 SP fully automatic transmission for the TGS-Mil truck.The Allison 4500 automatic transmission will be offered in the complete family of TGS-Mil 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 trucks, which can be fitted with various bodies according to end users’ specific requirements.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH, or RMMV, is a joint-venture company between the German companies MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG and Rheinmetall AG to merge their Military Division (MAN Nutzfahrzeuge) and Corporate Sector Defence (Rheinmetall). In October 2010, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles agreed to cooperate with Timoney Technology, who would make independent suspension and transmission systems for new types of RMMV vehicles.
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