Rheinmetall, KMW team up to build new armoured MPVs

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FRANKFURT, May 21 (Reuters) - German military equipment suppliers Rheinmetall Defence and rival Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) are forming a joint venture to develop a new family of lighter armoured multi-purpose vehicle (AMPV) scheduled to begin deliveries by 2011. The two firms, often viewed as ideal merger candidates, said in a joint statement on Wednesday that the two main versions -- the more agile AMPV1 and the robuster AMPV2 -- would respectively comply with GFF-1 and GFF-2 weight and ...

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