Military and Strategic Journal
Issued by the Directorate of Morale Guidance at the General Command of the Armed Forces
United Arab Emirates
Founded in August 1971

2018-05-01

Rheinmetall Integrates MELLS Into Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Rheinmetall has integrated the state-of-the-art MELLS antitank guided missile into the Marder 1A5 infantry fighting vehicle. Following successful conclusion of the study phase, the Bundeswehr subsequently ordered 44 MELLS retrofit kits, which were delivered in December 2017. Furthermore, a total of 35 vehicles have been equipped with the new missile system integration kit. The modernised Marder 1A5 is now able to utilise the MELLS, a German acronym standing for “multirole-capable light antitank missile system”. 
 
At the end of 2016, Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support awarded Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH a contract to study ways of integrating the MELLS into the Bundeswehr’s tried-and-tested IFV, which will be reaching the end of its service life in the foreseeable future. Thanks to the MELLS, the Marder IFV now has a new, highly effective antitank capability.
 
Under a development contract, with the help of two sample vehicles, Rheinmetall examined among other things the extent to which oscillation due to movement of the vehicle and the resulting vibration behaviour would have to be taken into account when integrating the MELLS. The results formed the basis for a modified storage concept, enabling transport of the launcher and missiles in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). The project was conducted during the first half of 2017. The high point came when the vibration-stressed missiles were successfully fired from the IFV.
 

Add Comment

Your comment was successfully added!

Visitors Comments

No Comments

Related Topics

Boeing wins $13.8 billion order from Singapore Airlines

Read More

Naval Group and Fincantieri to collaborate

Read More

Embraer and American Airlines Sign Contract for More E175s

Read More

The connected police officer

Read More

UAE Chief of Staff visits Bahrain International Airshow

Read More

Three H-47 Chinooks Delivered to the Australian Army

Read More
Close

2018-07-30 Current issue
Pervious issues
2017-05-13
2014-03-16
2014-03-16
2012-02-01
2015-02-01
2016-03-01
2016-07-10
2015-05-01
.

Voting

?What about new design for our website

  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good
Voting Number 1465

درع الوطن :: مجلة عسكرية واستراتيجية ::
مجلة عسكرية و استراتيجية
تصدر عن مديرية التوجيه المعنوي في القيادة العامة للقوات المسلحة
الإمارات العربية المتحدة
تأسست في اغسطس 1971


اضف تعليق

Your comment was successfully added!

تعليقات الزوار

لا يوجد تعليقات

اغلاق

تصفح مجلة درع الوطن

2018-07-30 العدد الحالي
الأعداد السابقة
2016-12-04
2014-06-01
2016-12-04
2017-06-12
2012-05-01
2016-11-03
2015-12-01
2015-11-01
.

استطلاع الرأى

مارأيك في تصميم موقع درع الوطن الجديد ؟

  • ممتاز
  • جيد جداً
  • جيد
عدد التصويت 1465

مواقيت الصلاه

  • ابو ظبي
  • دبي
  • الشارقه
  • عجمان
  • ام القيوين
  • راس الخيمة
  • الفجيره