Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Rheinmetall awarded €20 million Fieldguard system production contract

The Düsseldorf-based high-tech group Rheinmetall with its Swiss subsidiary Rheinmetall Air Defence has been awarded €20 million to build and deliver Fieldguard 3 measurement systems to two international customers. 

Announced on 6 July, the contract provides for the production and delivery of Fieldguard 3 active fire control system which measures the flight path of projectiles in order to assure maximum precision during target engagement.

According to the contact, one customer country is expanding its existing capacity by three systems, while another nation – a first-time customer – is initially ordering a single system. In this constellation, Rheinmetall is acting as a subcontractor to Avibras of Brazil, the prime contractor.


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 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 kilometers.

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