20 mai 2021 | International, Terrestre

Rheinmetall delivers combat robots to Britain, tank defenses to Hungary

Germany’s Rheinmetall has announced two new deals for high-tech weaponry, featuring ground robots and active protection systems.


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    9 avril 2018 | International, C4ISR

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    6 juillet 2020 | International, Aérospatial, C4ISR

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