Rheinmetall Sells C4I, Diagnostics for Greece’s New Tanks
Rheinmetall Defence Electronics of Bremen, Germany announced a “multi-million euro” contract with the Hellenic Army, related to its August 2005 purchase of Leopard tanks. The contract covers Iniochos command and information displays, as well as an order for diagnostic testing equipment and systems. DID has updated our original coverage accordingly.
The diagnostic systems cover the tank’s laser rangefinder and thermal imaging devices as well as a complete mobile testing kit for electronic, optical and optronic components. Rheinmetall will also supply additional technology for the existing depot testing facility at Velestino, Greece. These systems can be used to test Greece’s entire tank fleet, from its ancient M-48s and its Leopard 1 tanks to its modern Leopard 2s.