Rheinmetall has won an order from the German armament procurement organization, the BAAINBw worth some EUR370 million to supply further IdZ-ES modular soldier systems to equip 68 infantry platoons of German Army.

The new systems will be delivered between 2018 and late 2020.

The IdZ-ES has been in service with German troops in Afghanistan since summer 2013.

Since 2012, Germany has procured three lots of IdZ-ES system, a total of 90 systems, each of which is designed to equip a ten-man section or squad. The 68 platoon systems are enough to equip over 2,460 soldiers.

(IdZ-ES modular soldier systems, Rheinmetall).

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