14 August 2018
The Government of Canada highlights the delivery of the Integrated Soldier Systems
The Canadian Armed Forces welcomed today at CF Base Petawawa dignitaries to underline the delivery of new cutting-edge technology. Since March 2018, Rheinmetall Canada is delivering integrated soldier systems to the Canadian Armed Forces. The company was awarded a contract in June 2015 for up to 4,144 units. The potential value of both acquisition and in-service support contracts is up to CAD$ 250 million.
"Today marks another important milestone in our partnership with the Government of Canada. The Integrated Soldier System will significantly enhance a soldier’s situational awareness, generate precise navigational information and provide greater command and control for army units, thereby improving their operational tempo and solving safety-critical problems", said Alain Tremblay, Vice President, Business Development and Government Relations at Rheinmetall Canada.
Attending the event on behalf of the Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould, mentioned that she was pleased to see new equipment in action being delivered under the Integrated Soldier System Project. She also added: "The equipment is impressive in terms of what it can do and I am certain will provide the CAF with key capability needed to effectively carry out future operations."
The Argus soldier system
Rheinmetall Canada’s Argus soldier system uses specialized BMC4I software to provide a common operating picture with important mission information, such as friendly positions, enemy positions, and terrain overlaid on tactical maps. Voice and data are rapidly exchanged between soldiers and their commander, resulting in an overall increase in team mobility, lethality, sustainability, and interoperability. Wearable electronics are ergonomic and reduced to a minimum.
About Rheinmetall Canada
Rheinmetall Canada is a proud member of Germany's Rheinmetall Group, one of Europe’s largest suppliers of systems and equipment for the armed forces. With approximately 300 employees at locations in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa, Rheinmetall Canada has demonstrated expertise in the development, integration, and production of platform-independent systems for more than 30 years.