The armaments company Rheinmetall comes in the race to develop a successor to the US infantry fighting vehicle Bradley in the final selection. The company only competes with the US armaments group General Dynamics.

The Dax group announced in Düsseldorf that the US armed forces had commissioned Rheinmetall’s US subsidiary and its partners with phases 3 and 4 of the major project. The total contract value for both phases is said to be over 700 million US dollars (around 650 million euros).

Phase 3 includes the detailed planning, while the construction and testing of the prototype takes place in phase 4, Rheinmetall said. The remaining two competitors would now complete the designs begun with concept design in Phase 2 and produce at least seven and up to eleven prototypes for U.S. build army The winner of the tender can look forward to an order with a total volume of around 45 billion dollars.