Rheinmetall announced this Friday its Swiss subsidiary Rheinmetall Air Defence booked an order to supply FIELDGUARD 3 measurement systems to two international customers. FIELDGUARD is an active fire control system that measures the flightpath of projectiles in order to assure maximum precision during target engagement.
One customer is expanding its existing capacity by three systems, while a first-time customer is initially ordering a single system. In this constellation Rheinmetall is acting as subcontractor to Avibras of Brazil, the prime contractor. Rheinmetall’s open and professional working relationship with Avibras offers an excellent example of international cooperation in the defence technology realm.
The programme Rheinmetall is supporting here is the ASTROS 2020 multiple rocket launcher, made by its Brazilian partner Avibras. The FIELDGUARD 3 measurement system can cover distances of up to 100 kilometres.
Encompassing a total of four systems, the contract is worth a total of €20 million. Delivery will be complete by the end of 2019. The two organisations see additional growth potential in various customer countries, particularly in Asia and the Middle East.
In 2015, Rheinmetall booked an order for additional FIELDGUARD 3 Fire Control measuring systems to be supplied to an international customer. Together with earlier systems covered by an existing framework contract from 2012, this order brought the total value for the systems including spare parts to €52 million. Delivery was completed by September 2016. The programme was conceived in partnership with Avibras to track its new long range ASTROS 2020 multiple rocket launcher system.