Smoke protection systems for land vehicles
Rapid protection against a wide spectrum of enemy sensors and sight is one of the most important requirements in modern military missions. Being stopped by a barrier, crossing a street in urban combat or being threatened by snipers are examples of situations where spontaneous invisibility can substantially increase the survivability. Rheinmetall provides smoke grenades to protect soldiers, small units and combat vehicles as well as multispectral and visual smoke projectiles for the employment of area smoke on the enemy area by artillery and mortars to protect larger units and military installations.
With its new hybrid protection approach Rheinmetall combines active soft-kill and hard-kill technologies with passive protection. As protection system vendor the unit Protection System offers unique 360-degree protection solutions which have so far barely been represented on the market in this cross-product business constellation.
Maske – Multispectral Smoke Grenade
LVPS 66 – Light Vehicle Smoke Protection System
The 66 mm LVPS light vehicle protection system provides spontaneous protection against conventional weapons, weapons with optical devices and laser distance measurement. Thanks to sudden interruption of the line of sight (LOS) in the visual and infrared spectrum, the LVPS system significantly reduces the chance of enemy hits. The obscurant enables friendly vehicles to take evasive action, mount a counterattack or withdraw under cover. Screening and jamming result in guidance failure and/or loss of target information in infrared-guided munitions. The Rheinmetal Maske smoke grenades can be deployed.
Dynamic protection – Survive on the moveThe unique 40mm Rosy_L smoke protection system offers light military and civilian vehicles protection from unexpected attacks, e.g. during patrols or when travelling in convoys. Unlike the conventional smoke protection systems in use, Rosy_L is able to generate dynamic smoke screens as well as spontaneous, large-area and multispectral interruption of the line of sight (LOS). Moreover, its multimission capability represents a sure defence against stream and wave attacks. Due to its integrated IR jamming and decoying capabilities, Rosy_L effectively counters all TV-, EO-, IR-, IIR-, laser- and SACLOS-guided weapons.
- Smoke protection in line of sight (LOS)
- Immediate and dynamic screening
- Multispectral effectiveness
- 360° protection
- Multiple use without reloading
- Minimum weight and recoil
- Automatic reaction via sensor triggering
- Anti-riot capabilities (non-lethal)
- Applicable for a wide range of platforms, e.g.: tanks, light military vehicles, Special Forces’ vehicles, trucks, Unmanned Ground Vehicles, integration into weapon stations
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