Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft manufactures and supplies automotive components and defense equipment in Germany and internationally. The company's automotive products include mechatronics, such as cutting emissions, actuators, and solenoid valves, as well as water, oil, and vacuum pumps; hardparts, including pistons, engine blocks, structural components and cylinder heads, plain bearings, and bushes; and replacement parts. Its defense equipment comprises vehicle systems that include armored tracked vehicles, NBC protection systems, turret systems, and wheeled logistics and wheeled tactical vehicles; weapon stations, large and medium caliber weapons and ammunition, protection systems, and propellants and powders; and electronic solutions, including air defense systems, soldier systems, command systems, control and reconnaissance systems, fire control systems, and sensors, as well as land, flight, maritime, and process simulation products. The company was formerly known as Rheinmetall Berlin AG and changed its name to Rheinmetall AG in 1996. Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.