A brief video displaying Rheinmetall’s various military vehicles. Rheinmetall AG is an automotive parts supplier and military technology group headquartered in Düsseldorf. Rheinmetall AG’s Defence arm is one of the world’s leading producers of systems and equipment for ground, air and naval forces. Rheinmetall Defence has three divisions: Weapon and Munition, Electronic Solutions, and Vehicle Systems. Its subsidiaries and affiliates are embedded in these three divisions. Though based in Germany, Rheinmetall Defence now has production plants and representative offices in eighteen countries serving the armed forces, security services and law enforcement agencies of numerous nations.
Rheinmetall AG, publicly listed and based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a powerful, internationally successful corporation. As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall is a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. The group’s Defence sector is Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces. Rheinmetall Defence products set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines: from vehicle, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment and air defence, and from network-enabled warfare capabilities to electro-optics and simulation technology.
The Rheinmetall Defence sector systematically gears its research and development activities to the main areas of national capability stipulated by the German armed forces and to mission requirements profiles of international armies. The armed forces of the 21st century face growing challenges and complex threats. They are often fighting at very great risk to preserve security and freedom. Multinational deployments to prevent crises and deal with conflicts are becoming increasingly common. Modern equipment that uses cutting-edge technology and is adequate to the task can lead to vital improvements in ability to lead, stamina, mobility, effectiveness and ability to survive in the deployment scenarios faced by soldiers.
Rheinmetall Defence specializes in the development and production of components and systems for protecting people, vehicles, aircraft, ships and assets and, in its role as an equipment supplier to the German armed forces, NATO and other responsible nations, helps to protect armed forces involved in military operations. Its portfolio includes over 1,500 products, mainly for equipping ground forces but also for maritime and air forces and special units. The Defence sector is committed to capability-oriented innovation and is continuously setting new technological standards: from vehicle, protection and weapon systems, through infantry equipment and air defense, to the networking of function sequences and in the areas of simulation and training. Whether it is for requirements specific to different branches of the armed forces or general requirements of the armed forces as a whole, whether it is for external or internal security, the ability to integrate components to create effective overall solutions makes Rheinmetall Defence a strong partner to armies and civil national security forces.