Rheinmetall awards major contracts worth €60 Million to Slovak defence industry – RayService and its subsuppliers to deliver electronical & electrical systems for Lynx IFV
On 10 May 2022 RayService and Rheinmetall signed two major contracts worth over €60 Million for the deliveries of electronical and electrical […]
On 10 May 2022 RayService and Rheinmetall signed two major contracts worth over €60 Million for the deliveries of electronical and electrical systems for the Lynx IFV. The contracts covers control systems, cable harnesses and lighting systems for the second phase of the Hungarian Lynx KF41 program of the Hungarian Army, worth more than €30 Million. Another package of around €30 Million is a fix pre-contract for the deliveries of Lynx IFV to the Slovak Army once Rheinmetall will be awarded in ongoing tender.
“Rheinmetall has great interest in real partnership with the Slovak defence industries and is experienced with the integration of local companies into the global supply chain. In fact, by signing this contract, the integration of Slovak industry into the Lynx supply chain has already started,” states John Abunassar, CEO of Rheinmetall Vehicle Systems Division.
RayService components and systems for the Hungarian Defence Forces will be produced in their facility in Skalica, Slovakia and then exported to Hungary. RayService will thus benefit from integration into the Lynx supply chain prior to the actual IFV tender evaluation in Slovakia.
“Besides we are already having an extensive cooperation with RayService for our activities in Germany and the UK, I’m happy that we can extend our cooperation to Slovakia and Hungary and hopefully other countries – like the Czech Republic – in the future,” adds Oliver Mittesldorf, Executive Vice President Sales Tactical Vehicles at Rheinmetall. Rheinmetall is competing for the modernization of the Slovak Infantry Fighting Vehicle and is therefore looking to expand the defence industry network in Slovakia.
“We are very glad to finalize our common work with Rheinmetall on the IFV Lynx, that included R&D, know-how transfer and lot of prototyping works, which has now payed off in biggest contract in company history. This will allow us to make further large investments into our facility in Skalica and will secure and generate workload for more than 60 people over next 5 years. On top of this we already started our process of VG96927 certification which will allow us to enter further global projects of Rheinmetall” states Igor Hrabovec – Managing Director Ray Service Slovakia. “With this giant leap we will build up real competence centre in Slovakia.” says Jakub Gabriel, CEO RayService.
Frank Ohle – Rheinmetall Senior Vice President Purchase – adds: “RayService offers a state of the art production line and is a flexible partner that allows us to adapt perfectly to local requirements. The cooperation with RayService is only the first step for us to establish a local production network in Slovakia.”
The strategic cooperation ensures region-wide support from RayService for Rheinmetall’s innovative Lynx IFV platform. RayService contributes to Lynx and other Rheinmetall programmes through the supply of vitally crucial electro and electro-mechanic systems, as well as the localization of third-party equipment including NBC systems, fire extinguishing systems, turret drive systems and tracks and road wheels.
Based in Stare Mesto, Czech Republic and Zilina, Slovakia RayService started working with Rheinmetall in 2011.
“Lynx is the IFV of the 21st century and just on the beginning of its life cycle. Besides defining standards for survivability, mobility and lethality, it is the only medium weight combat system that offers real growth potential. Meeting the demands of the modern battlefield Lynx is the logical choice for the Army and a huge opportunity for domestic industrial development and growth,” says Frank Ohle, “Over the past 10 years, RayService has been an unfailingly reliable partner, delivering outstanding results time and time again. Their commitment to innovation makes them the perfect supplier for our innovative portfolio, and we look forward to deepening our relationship through this new strategic cooperation agreement.”
Headquartered in Düsseldorf, the publicly traded Rheinmetall AG is a high-tech enterprise dedicated to the twin modern imperatives of mobility and security. Founded in 1889 Rheinmetall is one of the world’s leading suppliers of military systems and equipment. The group’s 26,000-strong global workforce generated sales of €5.875 billion in 2020.
RayService is an international innovative manufacturer of cable harnesses, electromechanical assemblies, electronic equipment and cable components as well as distributor and integrator of such products and systems. More than 25 year of experience and intensive development have resulted in a strong, modern enterprise, a reliable and sought-after partner on an international level.
Multispectral camouflage nets on IDEB 2022
We showcase a unique Multispectral stationary camouflage system at the IDEB trade fair. This system includes a group of products designed to […]
We showcase a unique Multispectral stationary camouflage system at the IDEB trade fair. This system includes a group of products designed to mask mobile and stationary objects in the static phase in the visible, infrared (near, middle, far), and microwave areas.
Camouflage nets have a modular structure, which enables the operator to achieve the required size by using different configurations.
They are delivered in three basic designs (summer, winter, desert), supplemented with a number of special alternatives. A complete set includes anchoring hardware, deforming, and supporting elements according to its size and purpose of use.
Principle of camouflage effect:
- visual region – three-dimensional assembly of the leaf structure,
- infrared region – reduction of thermal contrast to a background using a material with low thermal capacity and efficient assembly of the cover textile
- microwave region – absorption and diffusion of an incidence wave to a background level
- protection of the vehicle and the crew against overheating due to sunlight. Ability to reduce temperature by up to 8 degrees Celsius. Increasing crew protection and improving the working environment.
High power connectors suitable to the most demanding environmental conditions
We are excited to present a new generation of LEMO’s High Power connectors. New connectors combine the robust, light and compact M […]
We are excited to present a new generation of LEMO’s High Power connectors.
New connectors combine the robust, light and compact M series bodies with new state-of-the-art gold-plated high power contacts. They were developed to meet the most demanding environmental conditions and mission-critical solutions. They satisfy the most stringent connection requirements for High Power distribution of electronic devices and electric drive vehicles.
Accommodating cables from 10 mm² (AWG8) to 50 mm² (AWG 1), LEMO´s High Power connectors come in various unipole and multipole configurations for single and threephase requirements.
Reliable, safe, light weight, vibration-proof, rugged and fully waterproof, these key features of the new M Series High Power connectors offer the most comprehensive interconnection solution suitable for:
- defense industry
- aerospace industry and drones.
Handling up to 430A rated current, the high-performance connectors offer the highest power through the smallest shell size connector on the market.
Please find attached technical specification.