Survivability – Protection for land vehicles and their crews
Rheinmetall develops passive system solutions by applying the latest modular composite technologies for protecting from ballistic threats, for mine protection, IED protection, signature protection, protection from shaped charges and protection for military operations in built-up terrain.
Furthermore, with its new hybrid protection approach Rheinmetall combines active soft-kill and hard-kill technologies with passive protection.
AMAP® product family – Advanced Modular Armour ProtectionTo assure the survival and operational readiness of the vehicle crew Rheinmetall supplies passive protection systems combining various elements, like e.g. steel armour, ceramic composite systems, liners and other advanced materials. The range comprises ballistic protection, mine protection, IED protection, fighting compartment protection, transparent protection, signature protection, protection from shaped charges and protection for military operations in built-up terrain. Rheinmetall can equip vehicles ranging in size and complexity from modified SUVs to main battle tanks with whatever level of protection the customer requires.
Automobile amouringRheinmetall's customized versatile armour asset protection system can be adapted to the individual design of automobiles and the threat level in their particular area of operation. Rheinmetall uses state-of-the-art materials such as individually coated aramid, high-performance polyethylene and combinations of different ballistic materials. Virtually invisible and without affecting performance and handling, our automotive protection systems offer levels of protection in line with the most stringent international standards. Rheinmetall develops and manufactures protective systems for special vehicles produced by major OEMs such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz. We also supply ballistic protection materials to retrofitting companies.
Advanced armour solutions "made in UK"
Protected Platforms – Composite Armour
Applying the latest modular composite technologies, Rheinmetall develops system solutions for protecting land systems from ballistic threats, landmines and IEDs. The Fuchs/Fox wheeled armoured transport vehicle, driver’s cabs and truck build-ons – all of these now benefit from our state-of-the-art force protection technologies. Rheinmetall supplies modular, OEM-independent designs ranging from retrofit programmes and immediate operational need solutions to complete new developments. Additional selfdefence systems can be integrated as well, including weapon stations, smoke dispensers and HPEM systems. Rheinmetall is an even-handed partner for global defence system suppliers.
Protected Liebherr mobile and recovery cranes
During the tendering process for mobile and recovery cranes, BAAINBw focused squarely on the need to protect the crew. In order to meet these stringent criteria, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH works together with Rheinmetall, placing it in charge of the protected driver’s cab and protected crane cab.
The Rheinmetall-made driver’s cab protects the crew from ballistic fire as well as from landmines and improvised explosive devices, while a filtration system keeps the occupants safe from nuclear, bacteriological and chemical agents. The upper cab, likewise produced by Rheinmetall, protects the crane operator from ballistic threats during crane operations. In both the G-LTM protected mobile crane and the G-BKF recovery crane vehicle, the cabs are identical.
AMAP®-MPS – Multi purpose seat
MMPS – Mobile modular protection system
APV is the vehicle mounted version of Rheinmetall’s Acoustic Shooter Localization System family.
In combat environments military personnel and vehicles are exposed to a constant threat through enemy fire. As soon as a vehicle is under attack, it is essential to know where the shots are fired from allowing the troops in contact to adapt position, accurately focus fire and to take other countermeasures. On vehicle platforms it is hard to determine direction and distance of enemies because of vehicle and battle noise. Rheinmetall closes this gap with the Acoustic Platform for Vehicles (APV), which automatically calculates the enemy shooter’s position in direction and distance and warns in real-time of fired shots.
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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