Mobile CBRN reconnaissance systems
Globally proven force protection and civil defence capabilities
Nearly two decades after the end of the Cold War, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons continue to pose a grave and growing threat. The risk of increased proliferation of weaponized biological and chemical agents is particularly acute: they are easier and cheaper to produce than nuclear weapons. It is impossible to say today if the efforts of bodies such as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction (or even bring about their eventual elimination) will ever bear fruit.
Moreover, increasing industrialization likewise harbours serious potential threats. The ability to mount a swift, effective response in the event of a release of hazardous chemicals, for instance, or radioactive material, is now an urgent priority for military and civil defence planners around the globe. Terrorism, too, continues to pose a growing danger to national and international security, threatening civilian populations and military forces alike. Fast, reliable detection of surreptitiously released CBRN agents and other toxic substances–even under difficult conditions–has thus become a life-or-death capability; and the same is surely true of the future. As the world’s foremost maker of mobile CBRN reconnaissance systems for military applications and civil defence, Rheinmetall offers Germany’s NATO partners and other likeminded nations a wide array of CBRN detection products.