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18/09/2017

Interview with Ronald Meixner of ADS at DSEI

Jane’s interviews Dr. Ronald Meixner of ADS about their modular Active Defence Systems, and plans for future vehicle protection during DSEI 2017 in London:

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Jane’s interviews Dr. Ronald Meixner of ADS about their modular Active Defence Systems, and plans for future vehicle protection during DSEI 2017 in London:

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12/09/2017

Rheinmetall and ADS wants in on US Army fleet protection effort

Jen Judson of Defense News reports Rheinmetall and ADS who want in on US Army fleet protection effort:

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Jen Judson of Defense News reports Rheinmetall and ADS who want in on US Army fleet protection effort:

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23/05/2017

A new brand profile for ADS

The launch of a new company website highlights ADS’s new brand image and brand character, which from now on will shape all of its corporate communications. The underlying communications strategy and its implementation were developed in cooperation with Divine, a Düsseldorf-based advertising agency.

ADS’s newly revamped brand positioning is visible in the structure of the website and its new content. Besides providing information about products, it also focuses on development and production techniques. Reflecting the company’s innovative strength, the design of the ADS website features pioneering technology. Opting for a liquid design, Divine devised and implemented the entire corporate website. As a result, the site can be easily viewed on devices ranging in size from smartphones to desktop computers, with the width automatically adjusting to the available space.

The launch of a new company website highlights ADS’s new brand image and brand character, which from now on will shape all of its corporate communications. The underlying communications strategy and its implementation were developed in cooperation with Divine, a Düsseldorf-based advertising agency.

ADS’s newly revamped brand positioning is visible in the structure of the website and its new content. Besides providing information about products, it also focuses on development and production techniques. Reflecting the company’s innovative strength, the design of the ADS website features pioneering technology. Opting for a liquid design, Divine devised and implemented the entire corporate website. As a result, the site can be easily viewed on devices ranging in size from smartphones to desktop computers, with the width automatically adjusting to the available space.

23/05/2017

Recent combat operations reveal the urgent need for ADS

Current Islamic State attacks on Leopard tanks in Syria have triggered renewed interest in innovative protection concepts. Here, antitank guided missiles, or ATGMs, have revealed a vulnerability that can only be addressed with an active standoff protection system.

Leopard 2A4 tanks deployed against Islamic State fighters were nearly knocked out by ATGMs. Despite passive protection systems, the vehicles lacked adequate protection against this threat. Tank experts are now convinced that a possible successor to the Leopard should be equipped with built-in active standoff protection such as the ADS. This would enable reliable neutralization of incoming ATGMs and even of RPGs fired at extremely short range.

Current Islamic State attacks on Leopard tanks in Syria have triggered renewed interest in innovative protection concepts. Here, antitank guided missiles, or ATGMs, have revealed a vulnerability that can only be addressed with an active standoff protection system.

Leopard 2A4 tanks deployed against Islamic State fighters were nearly knocked out by ATGMs. Despite passive protection systems, the vehicles lacked adequate protection against this threat. Tank experts are now convinced that a possible successor to the Leopard should be equipped with built-in active standoff protection such as the ADS. This would enable reliable neutralization of incoming ATGMs and even of RPGs fired at extremely short range.

23/05/2017

ADS demonstrates its effectiveness

At Rheinmetall’s proving ground in Unterlüß, the Active Defence System (ADS) has proven its operational effectiveness by successfully engaging incoming RPG-7 VLT rounds. The test series was conducted in the presence of various interested parties who also specified the threat.

In the first part of the test series, a 9mm pistol and 7.62mm rifle were fired at the protected vehicle. The ADS detected and correctly classified the rounds fired as a non-threat, and thus didn’t engage them. During the second part of the test, three tandem warhead-equipped RPG-7 VLT grenades were fired at the target. The rocket-propelled grenades were fired from behind cover in a typical urban warfare scenario, involving different positions and ranges (25 and 50 metres). Each of the three rounds fired were successfully engaged by the ADS. Vehicles equipped solely with passive protection systems are no longer a match for this type of threat.

At Rheinmetall’s proving ground in Unterlüß, the Active Defence System (ADS) has proven its operational effectiveness by successfully engaging incoming RPG-7 VLT rounds. The test series was conducted in the presence of various interested parties who also specified the threat.

In the first part of the test series, a 9mm pistol and 7.62mm rifle were fired at the protected vehicle. The ADS detected and correctly classified the rounds fired as a non-threat, and thus didn’t engage them. During the second part of the test, three tandem warhead-equipped RPG-7 VLT grenades were fired at the target. The rocket-propelled grenades were fired from behind cover in a typical urban warfare scenario, involving different positions and ranges (25 and 50 metres). Each of the three rounds fired were successfully engaged by the ADS. Vehicles equipped solely with passive protection systems are no longer a match for this type of threat.