Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz with Intentions to Digitize the German Army

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz move into position to digitize the Bundeswehr (the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities) through the newly founded joint venture RRS-MITCOS. That was announced by Rheinmetall Defence on 30th October 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

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The new joint venture has been established by Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz for meeting the German military’s requirement for integrated operational and communications systems. Both companies want to play a leading role in digitizing the ground forces of Germany. The investment volume related to that programme amounts to several billion euros.

RRS-MITCOS is the short form of “RRS-MITCOS Rheinmetall – Rohde & Schwarz – Military IT and Communications Solutions GmbH”, which is the complete official name. The company has now commenced operations in Berlin following completion of the approval process of the European and national competition authorities and entry into the commercial register. It is led by Peter Obermark (the company’s spokesman) and Udo Stoll.

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Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz started a wide-ranging partnership last year in March and it led to the establishment of this joint venture, in which Rheinmetall holds a 74.9% stake, and Rohde & Schwarz – 25.1%.

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The intention of Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz is to use the new joint venture RRS-MITCOS to bid for the programme “Digitization of Land-based Operations” (D-LBO) of the Bundeswehr, which replaces two previous projects: “Mobile taktische Kommunikation (MoTaKo)” and “Mobiler taktischer Informations-verbund (MoTIV)”. The joint venture RRS-MITCOS is open to including the expertise and solutions of other partners, which will be involved in subsequent project phases.

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“Digitization of Land-based Operations” is the premier modernization project of the Bundeswehr. That project will result in the future digital command system of the German Army. In the Bundeswehr’s inventory alone, thousands of vehicles are due to be retrofitted with new technology in the medium term.

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Source: Rheinmetall, Wikipedia