Rheinmetall represents new gun for the future generation of main battle tanks at Eurosatory

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The new 130mm L/51 tank gun (c)

Rheinmetall represents new 130mm L/51 tank gun for the  future generation of main battle tanks at Eurosatory 2016 international land and air-land Defence and Security exhibition.

The new 130mm L/51 tank gun: an independently developed demonstrator for the main armament of a future generation of main battle tanks.

According to Werner Kraemer, president of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition’s executive board, the new 130 mm gun should be in production by 2025.

For many decades, Rheinmetall’s Defence arm has been a reliable partner to armed forces around the world. One of Europe’s foremost suppliers of defence and security solutions, its three divisions – Vehicle Systems, Electronic Solutions und Weapons and Ammunition – help to keep armies, navies and air forces across the globe in fighting trim.

In countless categories, Rheinmetall Defence regularly sets new technological standards: from vehicle, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment, and from air defence and function sequence networking to electro-optics and simulation. Employing state-of-the-art solutions to give soldiers deployed in harm’s that all-important edge – this is the mission of Rheinmetall Defence.

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