Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH

360-degree protection

About us
Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH (RPS), headquartered in Bonn, Germany, is a leading systems house for active and passive protection and soft-kill security solutions. For some 60 years, Rheinmetall has specialized in the development and production of components and systems for the protection of persons, vehicles, aircraft, ships and other assets. National and international customers expect one thing above all others: maximum protection and security.

The Protection Systems unit has a unique overall protection portfolio, including products and services for light-, medium- and heavy-duty protection, all from a single source. Development, integration, production and after-sales services are controlled via RPS. As a result the protection unit is characterized by short decision paths and high cost efficiency.

RPS is an independent protection provider with a worldwide customer base and subsidiaries in Germany and abroad, e.g. in the Netherlands and UAE. This global presence allows close customer proximity, local added value and tight local cooperation. The worldwide customers include national ministries and authorities as well as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers/platform producers) of land vehicles, aircraft, and ships.


Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH (formerly Rheinmetall Active Protection GmbH), was founded in 2007 by Rheinmetall and IBD Deisenroth, Germany, to join forces to develop active vehicle protection systems. In June 2019, Rheinmetall acquired IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH in Lohmar, Germany, and its national and international subsidiaries. Together with Rheinmetall Chempro GmbH and Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection GmbH, it is now part of the Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH (RPS). This means that Rheinmetall's protection system capabilities are efficiently pooled under one roof.
Rheinmetall Protection Sytems – we protect lives.
Systems & Products
Rheinmetall Protection Systems for active and passive protection and soft-kill security solutions. In addition, Rheinmetall Protection Systems offers hybrid protection, the latest protection technology, which goes beyond classic systems. Hybrid protection combines active soft-kill and hard-kill technologies with passive protection solutions.

Our protection solutions

  • Active protection systems for vehicles
  • Passive protection from spall liners to stand-alone armour and add-on armour
    • Ballistic protection
    • Composite
    • IED protection
    • Liner solutions
    • Polyvalent passive protection
    • Mine protection
    • Multi-protection seats
  • Softkill solutions as instantaneous smoke/obscurant and decoy systems for land, air and sea platforms
  • Hybrid protection
  • Personal protection: Inserts for body armour, fabrics and Sensing armour
  • Object and camp protection
Current topic

Hybrid protection

The system vendor Rheinmetall Protection Systems develops state-of-the art protection solutions, combining active soft-kill and hard-kill technologies with passive protection systems.
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Sites and subsidiaries
Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH is headquartered in Bonn, Germany. In additon, RPS operates further branches and subsidiaries. 
United Arab Emirates
Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH is certified in accordance with the military standards.

Pützchens Chaussee 58 a

53227 Bonn



Phone: +49 228 9750-3

Fax: +49 228 9750-480

Rheinmetall Platz 1

40476 Dusseldorf


Phone: +49 211 473-01

Fax: +49 211 473-4727

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