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German Bundeswehr will soon get Rheinmetall’s AGDUS laser duel simulators for the Puma infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). To begin with, a pre-series of six systems will be developed and integrated.

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Each AGDUS set consists of laser detectors arrayed around the vehicle as well as eye-safe lasers capable of simulating the effects of the Puma’s principal weapon systems, like the automatic cannon, machinegun and MELLS antitank guided missile. AGDUS also enables simulation of the Puma IFV’s turret-independent secondary weapon system, or TSWA, as well as the vehicle’s self-defence systems. As a result, realistic exercises can be conducted and evaluated at the German Army Combat Training Centre and other training facilities.

Dorothee Frank