14 Aug 2013

Rheinmetall at DSEI: Security and Mobility

“Rheinmetall – International partner for security and mobility”. Embodying two forces that are sure to shape the future, the Group’s new motto is also its two-fold mission. Rheinmetall’s total commitment to both these imperatives is on display at DSEI 2013 in London.

Open sea-lanes are a vital prerequisite for security and prosperity. Rheinmetall thus supplies state-of-the-art systems to navies and coast guards around the world. Among these are the MLG27 light naval gun, the Stabilized Integrated Gun System (STIGS) and sensor systems like Herold Navy. These products can all be seen at Rheinmetall’s stand at this year’s DSEI.

On land, infantry units – the proverbial boots on the ground – continue to play a pivotal role in peace enforcement and post-conflict stabilization missions as well as territorial defence at home and in alliance operations. Rheinmetall stands shoulder-to-shoulder with today’s infantry: along with a whole host of effectors and sensors, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based Rheinmetall Group produces soldier systems that bring individual riflemen directly into the network-enabled operations loop. Visitors to Rheinmetall’s stand at DSEI can learn all about the new “Future Soldier System 2/Gladius”, which German troops are already using in Afghanistan.

But security also means providing improved protection for soldiers during deployed operations. Rheinmetall possesses wide-ranging expertise in the field of force protection, with multi-layered, mutually reinforcing technologies. These include passive ballistic protection components as well as active soft-kill and hard-kill protection systems such as the globally leading “Active Defence System ADS”. Furthermore, Rheinmetall’s ROSY_Mod – the modular variant of it innovative Rapid Obscurant System – is debuting at this year’s DSEI.

However, proper force protection also means making sure that our troops have the firepower they need to get the job done. Here, Rheinmetall’s spectrum of precision products extends from infantry weapons and ordnance to high-performance medium-calibre systems and globally acclaimed smoothbore tank guns and ammunition, right through to high-tech laser weapons. Visitors to the Rheinmetall stand at DSEI can gain an in-depth insight into these products too.

An outstanding example of modern mobility is the family of logistical vehicles made by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV). Only recently, New Zealand and Australia opted to equip their armed forces with RMMV’s globally tried-and-tested trucks. At DSEI in London, an HX4x4 is on display.

The Armoured Multi Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) proves that maximum mobility and protection are by no means incompatible. Jointly developed by a German consortium and incorporating operational lessons learned in Afghanistan, the AMPV is the best-protected vehicle in its weight class worldwide. It has been extensively tested in the meantime, and is now ready for full-scale production. In London Rheinmetall is showcasing the AMPV equipped with a reconnaissance mission kit.

Numerous other exhibits highlight other new products, projects and activities, rounding out Rheinmetall’s presence at DSEI. We look forward to welcoming you to our stand S7-110 on 10-13 September in London!

Rheinmetall AG

Head of Press and Public Relations
Oliver Hoffmann
Rheinmetall Platz 1
40476 Düsseldorf
Germany
Phone: +49 211 473-4748
Fax: +49 211 473-4157

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