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Rheinmetall to supply combat training technology for African country

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Ryan Maass
Rheinmetall says their Legatus training technology encompasses all types of combat situations. Photo by Rheinmetall Defense
Rheinmetall says their Legatus training technology encompasses all types of combat situations. Photo by Rheinmetall Defense

BERLIN, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall has received a contract to modernize and expand a live combat training facility from a country in the Middle East-North Africa region.

Under the $10.6 million contract, the German defense company will supply up-to-date hardware and software components for the customer's Mobile Combat Training Center. The order includes new laser engagement simulator to support combat vehicle and weapon systems training.

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According to Rheinmetall, the unnamed customer will receive a modernized Legatus combat simulation training system. The company guarantees the system provides a realistic training experience, which includes battlefield equipment exercises for various environments.

The system is already used by Germany's armed forces. Rheinmetall is supplying the German army with 2,000 new legatus laser transmitter units for small arms in addition to 1,500 soldier target sets with laser sensors.

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