American Rheinmetall Systems

Next-generation solutions for increased soldier lethality

American Rheinmetall Systems, LLC (ARS), headquartered in Biddeford, ME, is a part of Rheinmetall’s Electronic Solutions division. American Rheinmetall Systems not only designs, develops, and produces unique and innovative products that mitigate U.S. military capability gaps, but also brings the global group’s portfolio of electronic systems and products to the U.S.market.

Commitment to the U.S. Army’s CROWS program

American Rheinmetall Systems is best known for our continued commitment to the U.S. Army’s CROWS program. Since 2007, we have supplied over 12,000 weapon systems for integration into the Army’s remote weapon stations. This includes heavy weapon mounts, adapters, and high-tech day cameras. Most recently, we have developed the VIM Vitra, a next-generation day camera with improved detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) distances and low light capabilities that is a “plug and play” replacement for our CROWS legacy camera.

System-oriented electronic solutions

Outside of our continued success with the CROWS program, we dedicate ourselves to providing advanced, system-oriented solutions like weapon-mounted laser aiming, ranging and illuminating devices, weapon and vehicle mounted fire control systems, electronic solutions for tactical vehicles, and programming units for airburst munitions. All of our products and services ensure increased soldier lethality in support of the U.S. Armed Forces’ highest modernization priorities.

We work with velocity. We enjoy our work. We save lives.

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Systems & Products

The portfolio of American Rheinmetall Systems includes but is not limited to:

  • Weapon mounted laser ranging, aiming & illuminating devices
  • Fire control systems
  • Weapon mounts, improvement packages & day cameras
  • Vehicle mounted surveillance & fire control solutions
  • Sensor and network solutions supporting air defense and Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS) missions

Just to list a few of our innovative products:

  • Vario-Ray Low Profile
  • Vingmate Fire Control System
  • Vingmate Multi-Ray500 (MR500)
  • Vingmate Multi-Ray800 (MR800)
  • Vingmate 4500
  • VIM camera
  • TAC-Ray – Laser module with laser range finder
  • LLM-PI – Laser light module pistol

Read more about our products in the section "Systems & Products – Electo-optics"

Rheinmetall's Oerlikon Skynex Air Defence System

Oerlikon Skynex® is the latest air defense capability from Rheinmetall that sets new standards with its unique and open architecture. A control node, which houses the operation consoles and the Oerlikon Skymaster® Battle Management System, forms the centerpiece of the system. Various active and passive sensors along with an advanced target acquisition solution supporting weapon system solutions can be modularly linked in order to fit specific mission requirements. Radars, such as the Oerlikon X-TAR3D® provide the air picture, which is consolidated in the remote control node. From there, air targets are assigned to autonomous effectors via the Skymaster network. Besides the high performance Oerlikon Revolver Gun® Mk3, missile based air defense systems can be integrated and controlled as well. Such a weapons mix provides a highly effective layered protection shield against a wide spectrum of air threats.

American Rheinmetall Systems and Rheinmetall Air Defence work collaboratively to bring these highly-effective products and capabilities to the U.S. market.

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Upcoming exhibitions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current global situation most exhibitions worldwide have been cancelled. We continue to respond to the challenges and work to ensure that we stay connected virtually until we can meet again in person.

American Rheinmetall Systems participates in the following events regularly:

  • Surface Navy Association National Symposium
  • SHOT Show
  • Tactical Wheeled Vehicles
  • AUSA Global Force
  • Sea Air Space
  • International Sniper Competition
  • SOFIC
  • CANSEC
  • Fort Benning Expo
  • Modern Day Marine
  • Joint Armaments, Robotics and Munitions Exhibition
  • GVSETS – Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium
  • SO/LIC
  • AUSA Annual Meeting

Meet with Rheinmetall leadership at the show

Proudly supporting industry associations and consortia

  • AUSA – Association of the United States Army:
    Community Partner
  • National Guard Association of Maine
  • AUSA – Association of the United States Army:
    National Partner under American Rheinmetall Defense
  • NDIA – National Defense Industrial Association:
    National Partner under American Rheinmetall Defense
  • NAMC – National Advanced Mobility Consortium
  • DATC – Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium
  • NAC – The National Armaments Consortium
  • NSTIC – Naval Surface Technology & Innovation Consortium
  • NADIC – National Defense Industries Council
  • SCEC – Sensors, Communications, and Electronics Consortium

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