Rheinmetall Defence announced it has won a procurement order from the Bundeswehr worth just under EUR20 million to suplly the German Army Combat Training Centre, or GÜZ, with a new generation of equipment for staging combat training exercises.

Known in Bundeswehr parlance as the AGDUS HdWa (Ausbildungsgerät Duellsimulator Handwaffen, or Training Device, Duel Simulator, Small Arms), this laser- and wireless-supported duel simulation system is based on the Rheinmetall Defence LEGATUS family of products, and supersedes existing first-generation Bundeswehr systems, now around twenty years old.

Rheinmetall Defence’s Simulation & Training unit has signed a contract with the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to produce and supply (among other things) more than 2,000 laser transmitter units for small arms and 1,500 soldier target sets featuring “AGDUS passiv Soldat” laser sensors. The new technology is compatible with practically all standard-issue Bundeswehr infantry weapons, including pistols and assault rifles, the G28 and G82 sniper rifles, the MP7 submachine gun, MG4 and MG5 machine guns as well as the AG40 automatic grenade launcher and simulators for hand grenades.


(Rheinmetall Defence).


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