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German Army Combat Training Centre to receive additional Agdus kits from Rheinmetall Defence

Target systems successfully in service since 2000


As part of moves to modernize and expand the German Army's Combat Training Centre (GÜZ), the Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has contracted with Rheinmetall Defence to supply additional vehicle target kits from its family of Agdus duel simulators.

Reinforcing the over 400 systems already in service at the Combat Training Centre and other training facilities, Rheinmetall will be supplying a further 85 Agdus vehicle target kits, enabling the military to meet its heightened requirement for live exercises prior to out-of-area missions. The German Army has been using this passive target system in lightly armoured and soft-skinned vehicles to simulate live combat ever since early 2000.

The duel simulator system consists of a central electronic unit and four sensor modules attached to the vehicle's exterior. This ensures 360° coverage of the vehicle. During the simulation, Agdus takes into account the physical characteristics of different vehicle types (trucks, light- and medium-weight armoured support vehicles, etc.), transmitting the data of each laser hit to a display and control unit as well as to the GÜZ headquarters cell. The minicomputer calculates the extent of damage based on the simulated projectile's point of impact, the type of vehicle and the kind of ammunition used.

Depending on the type of ammunition and point of impact, a variety of conditions can be simulated, ranging from hits without effect to a partial failure of systems or complete destruction of the vehicle.


Rheinmetall AG
Corporate Sector Defence
Press and Information
Oliver Hoffmann
Rheinmetall Platz 1
40476 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 473-4748
Fax: +49 211 473-4157

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