Rheinmetall has integrated an anti-torpedo capability into Multi Ammunition Softkill System, or MASS.
The current concept offers the possibility of launching up to four anti-torpedo decoys from a single MASS launcher. Existing launchers can be easily equipped with the new anti-torpedo upgrade kit without modification.
Rheinmetall also continues to offer the Multi Ammunition Softkill System variant MASS_ISS (Integrated Sensor Suite). It features integrated radar ESM systems and laser warning systems. Threat analysis conducted by Rheinmetall and a number of its customers shows that the threat to seagoing vessels in littoral waters from small weapons such as guided missiles (i.e. asymmetric threats) is basically undetectable using current shipboard sensor systems.
In order to bridge this capability gap, Rheinmetall is cooperating with the Israeli company Elta to integrate its NavGuard technology into MASS. NavGuard is a radar-based projectile warning system capable of detecting even small incoming threats. MASS has already undergone successful live-fire testing in combination with NavGuard.
In the meantime another nation has joined the growing list of MASS users. New Zealand has decided to equip two of its MEKO-class frigates (jointly procured with Australia) with MASS. The contract, issued by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence under an ANZAC modernization programme, is worth $4.2 million.
In this project, Rheinmetall is acting as subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Canada Ltd. (LMC). LMC has contracted with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition (RMW) to supply two MASS systems in twin-launcher configuration (MASS_2L), including a long-range capability, plus two naval laser warning systems (NLWS). The fact that MASS is being integrated together with NLWS technology is a reminder of the ever-growing asymmetric threats which navies around the world have to contend with today in modern combat operations. The MASS systems are being manufactured at Rheinmetall's Buck Fronau plant in Bavaria.
Rheinmetall is procuring the naval laser warning systems from SAAB Grintek Defence Pty. of South Africa. The subsystems
produced in South Africa will be supplied to LMC together with the MASS systems for integration into the ships.
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) is presenting a forward-looking protection concept for logistic vehicles at the NIDV defense fair in the Netherlands, the company said in a statement. Developed by Austrian manufacturer Ressenig Fahrzeugbau GmbH and approved by RMMV, the Discreet Armoured Cabin (DAC) can be mounted on the proven TGS chassis
Rheinmetall Group generated consolidated sales of €3,215 million in the first nine months of 2014, increasing its business volume by €259 million or 9 % year-on-year. Growth stood at 11 % after adjusting for currency effects
Rheinmetall will showcase a selection of its product portfolio at the Land Forces 2014, held from 22-25 September in Brisbane, Australia. At the exhibit, HX77 8x8 with an integrated load handling system will be highlighted
Rheinmetall is showcasing a sampling of its products and projects at the African Aerospace & Defence (AAD), the company said in a statement. “Rheinmetall has for many years been a partner of South Africas armed forces and defence industry
Germany has approved plans allowing Rheinmetall to deliver an armored vehicle assembly plant to Algeria, Forecast International reported Tuesday. Rheinmetall's delivery to Algeria includes a production line to assemble the Fuchs armored vehicle, as well as other parts valued at more than $37 million
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) announced Wednesday that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Polish defence contractor Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA (PGZ) and its subsidiary Obrum sp. z o
Rheinmetall announced today that it has successfully passed acceptance tests for Leopard 2 simulators for the Indonesian Army. Rheinmetall has produced driving simulator and gunnery simulator systems for training Indonesian Leopard 2 tank personnel
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