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German state buys first Survivor R vehicle from Rheinmetall
by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017


Rheinmetall has been selected to supply two Survivor R law enforcement vehicles to the German federal state of Saxony.

The event marks the German defense contractor's first sale of an advanced protected police platform. The delivery is part of a $16 million anti-terror package, and will be used to protect special police units in the area.

Rheinmetall says the sale improves the company's position within the public security market.

The Survivor R was developed by Rheinmetall subsidiary MAN Military Vehicles. According to the company, the platform is designed to combine mobility and protection capabilities, and reaches top speeds of 62 miles per hour.

The 4x4 vehicle is equipped with what the company calls a civilian appearance, and can be equipped with customized gear to support police-specific missions. Individual customizations can include add-on armor elements.

Rheinmetall did not disclose a specific monetary amount for the delivery to Saxony, but says the figure is in the low seven-digit euro range.

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Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman complete MAPS test
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and U.S. Army researchers have completed a round of testing with the branch's Modular Active Protection System. U.S. defense manufacturers agreed to test the system after receiving contracts in 2015. For the demonstrations, Lockheed Martin provided its Open Architecture Processor, while Northrop Grumman provided additional sensors. The Open Archi ... read more

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