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Bundeswehr to procure Puma IFV simulators

The Bundeswehr has announced that it will receive new training simulators for its Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from Rheinmetall in a deal worth EUR 109 million (USD 116 million).

A total of 258 sets of equipment for the Training Device, Duel Simulator (AGDUS) are expected to be delivered by the end of 2026 for use with the Puma IFV.

The costs for this procurement are expected to be around 109 million euros, which will be financed from the Bundeswehr special fund.

AGDUS is a laser-supported training device that accurately simulates the effects of weapons fire, making combat training highly realistic. It consists of sensors attached to the vehicle that receive laser signals, central electronics, and a display and control unit.

The AGDUS system enables precise determination of the simulated hit location and a detailed damage simulation based on vehicle-specific damage models. All data and facts about the laser-based engagement are transmitted in near-real time to the exercise control cell, where the results of hits are visually displayed.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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