Rheinmetall at IDEX 2017

19 to 23 February 2017 in Abu Dhabi

The Rheinmetall Group’s Defence sector is regarded in the defence and security industry as a leading provider of innovative products for German and international armed forces, and offers system and partial system solutions and a wide range of services for capability in the areas of mobility, reconnaissance, management, effectiveness and protection.

The IDEX defence show takes place in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 23 February 2017, the most important event of its kind in the Middle East. This year too, Rheinmetall will be on hand at IDEX, showcasing a wide assortment of exciting products.

Force protection is our mission

Make sure to visit us at IDEX 2017 – Booth no. 09-A10


On more than 1,2500 square metres Rheinmetall Defence will be presenting its innovative product range to international trade visitors. This year's highlights are the HX77 of the family of high-mobility logistic vehicles, land- and seabased weapon systems, reconnaissance and air defence systems, scalable soldier systems, protection systems as well as simulation and training solutions.

AMPV Demonstrator

Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle*

The AMPV is specifically designed for out-of-area operations, meeting the full range of requirements for mobility and ruggedness. The passenger cell can be quickly fitted with add-on armour in response to higher-intensity threats. Highly ergonomic, the vehicle comfortably carries a five-man crew. Its advanced bullet-resistant windows combine excellent visibility with maximum protection. High-performance climate control technology and NBC filtration ensure prolonged battlefield sustainability.

*Joint programme

Fuchs 2

An enhanced-performance power pack, superb off-road mobility, outstanding operational readiness and an enlarged fighting compartment make the Fuchs 2 the ideal platform for integrating customer- and mission-specific modules and equipment kits. The possibility of mounting small- and medium-calibre weapon stations as well as flexible protection systems enable customer-specific levels of protection and self-defence, rounding out the vehicle’s multifaceted operational profile.

LGST – Leopard Gunnery Skills Trainer

The LGST is a reconfigurable and modular training system for gunnery crew training and combat training on platoon level and beyond. The LGST is based on a simulation platform that is not limited to a specific platform: it is adaptable to virtually any armoured and armed platform. In its current configurations, it represents the Leopard 2A4 and has achieved customers in Canada and Indonesia.

Wiesel 2 Family

Due to its compact dimensions and low weight the Wiesel platform enables an outstanding tactical mobility. The Wiesel family offers a maximum amount of protection at a low weight. In addition, the Wiesel 2 features NBC-protection combined with air conditioning in order to keep up the effectivity of the working soldiers even under extreme climatic circumstances.


PanoView is the next generation of situational awareness in armoured fighting vehicles. It merges modern sensor technology with virtual reality to create a real-time panoramic view of the vehicle’s surroundings. With technical innovations and many unique features PanoView takes you one step ahead on the battlefield.

MBT Advanced Technology Demonstrator

The MBT Advanced Technology Demonstrator is deployable for all kind of missions and outstandingly superior in Firepower, Protection and Mobility. It is designed to fulfil all tasks in all thinkable scenarios of modern warfare: high intensity conflicts, peace keeping missions and counterinsurgency/ -terrorism operations, at all climate conditions and is fully night fighting capable.

Fieldranger 20 - Remote Controlled Weapon Station

The Fieldranger 20 is a high precision, stabilized 20mm weapon station designed for mounting on armored personnel carriers or on special forces vehicles. The weapon station can also be used in fix installations for the protection of infrastructure or border control. The weapon station is remote controlled from a gunner station. The modular sensor unit is equipped with state-of-the-art electro-optical sensors and a video tracking unit. Due to the integrated stabilization and ballistic computation, target engagement is simple and effective.

Soldier Systems

Infantry Demo Area

From individual components to integrated systems based on operational requirements and doctrines, Rheinmetall offers flexible and scalable technology, a wide variety of command and control and display solutions, different levels of integration as well as variable vehicle integration, including Rheinmetall or third-party hardware and software.

The Rheinmetall soldier systems improve performance in all capability areas without overburdening the individual rifleman. The system is modular, resulting in reduced volume, weight and power consumption. This ensures greater operational flexibility and the ability to quickly adapt to new situations and mission requirements.

  • Gladius – extended system with live demonstration
  • ARGUS soldier system – on display with new interactive application

Vingmate FCS – advanced sight and fire control system

Infantry Demo Area

Vingmate is a superior sight and fire control system for crew-served weapons such as 40mm automatic grenade launchers, .50 cal. machineguns and antitank weapons. The Vingmate FCS is mounted on soft-mount cradles, assuring top performance. The weapon system can either be mounted on a vehicle or placed on a tripod for dismounted operations. It is deployable in all types of climatic and weather conditions, including snow, desert, mountain and jungle environments, and is also suitable for operations in urban terrain.

ASLS-S Acoustic Shooter-Localization-System

Infantry Demo Area

The ASLS-S (Soldier version) is a reconnaissance system to detect and locate threats by enemy shooters. When being engaged by enemy fire, the user will be given an immediate acoustic alarm, e.g. “Shot, 9 o’clock, 200m”. The enemy’s direction, together with additional information, will be indicated optionally on a display. ASLS-S is to be operated with high reliability under any combat situation. The exceptional performance has been proven under changing environmental conditions and scenarios.

Laser aiming devices – Laser light modules

Infantry Demo Area

Designed for rifles and pistols, the laser light modules use various light sources for detecting and marking targets. At twilight or under conditions of complete darkness, soldiers equipped with night vision goggles can use infrared near-field radiance to illuminate their surroundings and targets. The infrared target laser can also mark targets at long ranges. The laser target marking devices facilitate firing without aiming – i.e. shooting from the hip. The laser light modules feature a special adapter and can thus be easily mounted without tools.

X-TAR3D – Search Radar

X-TAR3D is a three-dimensional tactical acquisition radar working in X-band and performing the functions of short range search, detection, acquisition, tracking, classification and identification of air targets, in order to supply a three-dimensional local air picture to command and control network as well as track and threat data for cueing of fire control systems. X-TAR3D is specifically designed to achieve high performance against a wide range of air threats, from conventional air breathing targets (fixed wing, helicopters) to low and very low cross section objects like stealth and unmanned targets (UAV, cruise missiles), up to rockets and mortar rounds (C-RAM mission).

Oerlikon Revolver Gun® MK3

The Revolver Gun Mk3 is a single-barrel, low-weight, high performance 35 mm automatic cannon with integrated tracking radar and electro-optical sensor unit. With a maximum effective range of 4,000 meters, the gun offers very high accuracy and a top rate of fire of 1,000 rounds per minute. It can receive and process target data from any 3D or 2D search radar. Target tracking and engagement is performed by the integrated weapon control module while supervised by the command and control centre or a remote gun console. The gun delivers outstanding performance coupled with excellent reliability at a very competitive cost per engagement.

High Energy Laser Gun

The High Energy Laser Gun is a 30kW laser weapon technology demonstrator in a modular concept. A major advantage of HEL effectors is their outstanding flexibility with regards to escalation and de-escalation. The output power of the High Energy Laser Gun is eminently scalable. When fired at optics for aircraft, UAVs, weapons or energy sources, for example, the HEL effector is able to neutralize entire weapon systems without destroying them. Efficient protection against a large spectrum of modern air threats is achieved by increasing the laser power per gun station and combining several guns.

SeaSnake-27 - Naval Multirole Gun System

The SeaSnake-27 is a new system development as successor of the world wide acknowledged MLG 27 system. SeaSnake is an optimized naval gun system for layered ship self defence against a variety of standard or asymmetric threats with an optimum combat range inside of 4,000m.

MLG 27 – Naval Multirole Gun System

The remote controlled MLG 27 light naval gun system – the most advanced weapon of its kind on the market today – is designed for protecting small surface combatants and other small craft; it can also serve as secondary armament on larger units. Based on the high rate of fire BK27 revolver cannon it enables effective engagement of fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, speedboats and land based targets. The system is particularly suitable for defending against terrorist attacks involving highspeed craft.

Protection Systems

Rheinmetall is specialized in developing and producing high-quality components and innovative systems for protecting people, vehicles, aircraft, ships and installations and offers a wide range of high-effective active and passive protection solutions coupled with soft-kill systems.

Demonstrator CV90

  • ADS Active Defence System
  • Rosy_L – Rapid Obscuring System
  • Rosy_Mod – single launcher module version
  • Passive protection: Add-on armour, liner systems, SC/KE protection, blast protection, mine protection
  • Multi-purpose seat
  • Protected MAN door

Armoured Rescue Crane G-BKF (model)

Plate carrier police

Insert plates

Reling protection

MASS - Multi Ammunition Softkill System

Omni-spectral naval protection

The automatic decoy system MASS provides a unique level of protection against modern sensor-guided missiles. MASS can be installed on ships of all types and can be integrated into existing command systems. The MASS_ISS features built-in sensors for detecting radar and laser threats, including mmW-capability.

New developments include e.g. MASS Supersaturated Chaff, Offboard Corner Reflector for signature improvement, and an Anti-Torpedo kit upgrade.


The LEGATUS® system is a family of modular live training systems and is Rheinmetall's unrivalled high tech approach to prepare your troops for the unforeseen in combat. With the Rheinmetall LEGATUS® system you will be able to provide immediate feedback on trainees' skills and tactical behavior.

The modular and is easily scalable concept allows for realistic live training in all scenarios from individual up to and beyond reinforced brigade level including all combat supporting elements.

Infantry Ammunition

Rheinmetall offers a broad range of 40mm ammunition, grenades and pyrotechnical products for a wide variety of different missions. The product portfolio includes a full array of 40mm low, medium and high velocity ammunition, accompanied by a wide selection of pyrotechnical devices for signalling and illumination. Train as you fight: even in peacetime and in safe, secure environments, it is necessary to train and prepare war and other contingencies, which is why we offer practice versions of all of our products.

Large and Medium Calibre Ammunition

Rheinmetall offers an extensive array of large- and medium-calibre weapons and ammunition. In the ammunition sector, the spectrum ranges from electronically programmable medium calibre rounds to special search fuse ammunition for artillery.

In addition, Rheinmetall specializes in propellants, including propelling charges for artillery and mortar rounds, propelling powders, and combustible cast parts.

The main armament of the Leopard 2 – the world's most effective tank –, the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer system, and an innovative new generation of enhanced range ammunition are just a few of the cutting edge products made by Rheinmetall, which enjoys a global reputation as one of the world's most efficient and innovative suppliers of systems and equipment for ground forces.

Surveillance Solutions

The protection of people and critical assets from hostile actions requires the use of high-performance surveillance and security systems. Rheinmetall has developed a family of sensor and visual systems for every conceivable application associated with military and civil reconnaissance and surveillance, meeting the relevant demands for ease of operation and high effectiveness. Turnkey solutions include:

  • Wide and long-range surveillance
  • Threat detection and identification
  • Integrated control room
  • Full integration of all types of sensors
  • 24/7 after-sales support

On display with new interactive application.

Remote Controlled Weapon Stations

Rheinmetall offers a family of fully digital and stabilized, remotely controlled weapon stations that can be integrated on various vehicle platforms and used for different mission profiles. Various sizes of weapons can be accommodated from small to medium calibres, including 40mm grenade launchers. Rheinmetall’s weapon station family is designed with a high level of commonality and modularity, and is fully compliant with military standards for human factors engineering.


The HX77 is a versatile all-wheel-drive truck, custom-developed for tough logistics challenges in military service. Building on MAN’s TG series, this all-rounder combines the reliability of tested, mass-produced components with state-of-the-art innovative engineering, making it one of the most economical military off- the shelf vehicles. The HX77 can be provided with a modular or integrated armoured cabin and a weapon station.


When the terrain is treacherous, the climatic conditions are extreme and the assignment is especially difficult – that’s when the TG-MIL Trucks with special heavy‐duty equipment are at their best. With their highly versatile axle variants, drive formulae and powerful engines our TGS is the highlight in the weight class 41,000 kg – a class of its own.

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Force protection is our mission

Make sure to visit us at IDEX 2017 – Booth no. 09-A10