The German Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall Defence several modernization contracts worth a total of around EUR24 million.
Through to 2020, Rheinmetall Defence will be expanding the system technology of the German Army Combat Training Centre, or GÜZ, in a series of staggered projects.
Among other things, the orders (booked in Q2 2016) encompass special expansion of the headquarters software to enable execution and evaluation of training sequences in the site’s “Schnöggersburg” urban combat environment, as well as modernization of the training area’s data communication system.
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support has assigned Rheinmetall’s Simulation and Training unit the task of readying the GÜZ for MOUT exercises, i.e. military operations in urban terrain.
The expansion and modernization of the GÜZ encompasses the following individual projects:
The hardware of the existing GÜZ system technology in the headquarters cell will be upgraded to state-of-the-art status.
Regeneration of the communication system will involves modernization of the software and hardware for connecting tactical radio systems and network technology. In addition, the GÜZ headquarters cell will be equipped with new capabilities for directing and evaluating exercises in built-up areas. Military operations in urban terrain are among the most challenging tasks faced by modern soldiers.