04.12.2018 | Press release

Rheinmetall to supply Germany’s Federal Police with protective vest inserts

Rheinmetall has won an order to supply the German Federal Police with ballistic inserts for protective vests.

The framework agreement lasts 36 months and is worth a total of around €10 million. Representing roughly €1 million in sales, a first batch consisting of over 5,000 ballistic inserts will be shipped in spring 2019. The contract encompasses an option for the supply of an additional 36,000 inserts.

Developed and produced by Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection in Krefeld, Germany, the inserts exploit the latest technology in order to achieve high protection at the lowest possible weight. Among the lightest of their kind, these inserts withstand shots fired from an AK-47 assault rifle. As a result, law enforcement officers who find themselves in complex, life-threatening situations are not only well protected, but able to manoeuvre easily as well.

Rheinmetall – a powerful partner of the police and security services

Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Rheinmetall AG is a publicly traded, globally operating technology group. It consists of two operational units: Rheinmetall Defence and Rheinmetall Automotive. In 2017 the Group’s 23,000 employees generated sales of just under €6 billion.

Rheinmetall feels a special obligation to make the best-possible equipment available to those whose task it is to protect our society. Its Public Security product portfolio – tailored to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies and security services – covers a wide array of capabilities, ranging from reconnaissance and surveillance to command and control, cyber operations, kinetics, force protection and tactical mobility.


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