German defense contractor Rheinmetall is working on concepts to keep Cold War-era land systems relevant. As the German military introduces its Puma armored infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) into service, Rheinmetall said at a press briefing here last month that it is thinking about ways to modernize tanks and other armored vehicles that have been in operation for decades. A case in point is the main battle tank (MBT), which for Germany is the Leopard 2. Harald Westermann, managing director of ...

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