Everything you need to know about ADS: Knowledge, dates, news

21/02/2017

ADS is moving

As a systems house, we will continue to develop ready-to-operate complete solutions for active vehicle protection at our new location in Bonn from 22 February 2017. The proximity to Rheinmetall Chempro, the specialist in passive protection, will thus allow the creation of valuable synergies.

In the future, we will be able to design protection systems even more holistically. When required, we think in terms of active and passive protection directly together. At the same time, our production will be geared for growth with the change of location. At this new location, we will be able to expand our capacities and meet increasing demands.

We will be at your service at the above address and via the above telephone number in Bonn from 22 February 2017!

As a systems house, we will continue to develop ready-to-operate complete solutions for active vehicle protection at our new location in Bonn from 22 February 2017. The proximity to Rheinmetall Chempro, the specialist in passive protection, will thus allow the creation of valuable synergies.

In the future, we will be able to design protection systems even more holistically. When required, we think in terms of active and passive protection directly together. At the same time, our production will be geared for growth with the change of location. At this new location, we will be able to expand our capacities and meet increasing demands.

We will be at your service at the above address and via the above telephone number in Bonn from 22 February 2017!

21/02/2017

Federal Ministry of Defence examines ADS approval for the Bundeswehr

The German Federal Ministry of Defence (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung) is currently examining how quickly an approval of the Active Defence System (ADS) can be made for the German Federal Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr. A report on the introduced measures for the approval is due to be made to the Defence Committee by the end of March 2017.

The background to this examination is that a considerable danger is posed by hand-held anti-tank weapons in conflicts such as in Afghanistan, Mali, Ukraine, and Syria/Iraq. However, a large number of the Bundeswehr’s protected and armoured vehicles today no longer provide sufficient protection against this threat.

As a system is ready to be introduced in Germany with the ADS, there will no longer be any need to rely on bridging technologies in the future. After all, the reactive protection has revealed significant disadvantages in use in the past.

The major final obstacles in the way of the ADS being introduced are the qualification and testing for vehicle integration. Once these are completed, the Bundeswehr will be able to react rapidly and appropriately to the threat faced, and initiate procurement.

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The German Federal Ministry of Defence (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung) is currently examining how quickly an approval of the Active Defence System (ADS) can be made for the German Federal Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr. A report on the introduced measures for the approval is due to be made to the Defence Committee by the end of March 2017.

The background to this examination is that a considerable danger is posed by hand-held anti-tank weapons in conflicts such as in Afghanistan, Mali, Ukraine, and Syria/Iraq. However, a large number of the Bundeswehr’s protected and armoured vehicles today no longer provide sufficient protection against this threat.

As a system is ready to be introduced in Germany with the ADS, there will no longer be any need to rely on bridging technologies in the future. After all, the reactive protection has revealed significant disadvantages in use in the past.

The major final obstacles in the way of the ADS being introduced are the qualification and testing for vehicle integration. Once these are completed, the Bundeswehr will be able to react rapidly and appropriately to the threat faced, and initiate procurement.

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08/11/2016

ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH shortlisted for a major Australian contract

The Australian Department of Defence has shortlisted two European companies – Rheinmetall AG from Germany as well as a British competitor – for the supply of armoured combat vehicles (Mounted Combat Systems).

The Australian Minister of Defence, Christopher Pyne, announced that within the framework of the ‘Land 400 Phase 2’ programme, new vehicles are to replace the currently deployed 8×8 ASLAV. The Australian Department of Defence requires a total of 225 vehicles in seven versions.

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The Australian Department of Defence has shortlisted two European companies – Rheinmetall AG from Germany as well as a British competitor – for the supply of armoured combat vehicles (Mounted Combat Systems).

The Australian Minister of Defence, Christopher Pyne, announced that within the framework of the ‘Land 400 Phase 2’ programme, new vehicles are to replace the currently deployed 8×8 ASLAV. The Australian Department of Defence requires a total of 225 vehicles in seven versions.

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08/11/2016

Modular active vehicle protection: versatile, flexible and expandable

The high flexibility of the ADS in vehicle integration allows for deployment on various platforms, from light-protected vehicles to battle tanks. ADS can be used as a modular system on compatible vehicles and offers the benefit of components being interchangeable with other vehicles.

Interfaces with a future

The system offers potential for future customer development, new threats, features or software. Interfaces are already available which transfer data to other digitised parts of the vehicle, for example:

  • Battlefield management systems
  • Cameras
  • Weapon stations
  • Decoy launchers
  • Towers
  • Flash and bang sensors

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The high flexibility of the ADS in vehicle integration allows for deployment on various platforms, from light-protected vehicles to battle tanks. ADS can be used as a modular system on compatible vehicles and offers the benefit of components being interchangeable with other vehicles.

Interfaces with a future

The system offers potential for future customer development, new threats, features or software. Interfaces are already available which transfer data to other digitised parts of the vehicle, for example:

  • Battlefield management systems
  • Cameras
  • Weapon stations
  • Decoy launchers
  • Towers
  • Flash and bang sensors

Read less

08/11/2016

Meet us at the Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2016

At the second annual Future Armoured Vehicle Survivability senior military conference in London, 22 November 2016 Mr. Stefan Haase will present the Active Defence System of ADS and the technical roadmap of developing further enhancements for the system. Part of the presentation will be concerning 2016s integrated trials of hard- and soft-kill solutions and the performance of this integrated ADS in a complex sensor environment. As a very recent example of vehicle integration, the ADS on the Rheinmetall Land 400 CRV Boxer will be illustrated.

At the second annual Future Armoured Vehicle Survivability senior military conference in London, 22 November 2016 Mr. Stefan Haase will present the Active Defence System of ADS and the technical roadmap of developing further enhancements for the system. Part of the presentation will be concerning 2016s integrated trials of hard- and soft-kill solutions and the performance of this integrated ADS in a complex sensor environment. As a very recent example of vehicle integration, the ADS on the Rheinmetall Land 400 CRV Boxer will be illustrated.