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

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.

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.

Read less

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.

Read less