Protection Systems

Survivability and force protection

Rapid technological advances mean that the threat of effective and intelligent weapon systems is smarter and deadlier than ever. Rheinmetall has specialized for many years 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.

Rheinmetall has been systematically expanding its technological portfolio, partly by acquiring new companies. Ownership of Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH, Rheinmetall Chempro GmbH, Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection GmbH and Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbHgives the Group ready access to a unique array of sophisticated protection technologies.

Protection systems

Rheinmetall's comprehensive protection concept

Rheinmetall's comprehensive protection concept is based on a multi-level approach. Effectively constituting a vehicle's outermost layer of defence, the "Active Defence System" is an extremely innovative, highly effective solution based on the hard-kill principle that neutralizes ballistic threats before they reach their intended target.

Passive solutions such as add-on armour made of composite or ceramic materials form an indispensable second line of defence. Rheinmetall is pressing ahead with new developments here, too, offering military customers comprehensive protection solutions from a single source, e.g. bullet-resistant driver's cabs for logistics vehicles and trucks. The passive protection comprises ballistic protection, mine protection, IED protection, fighting compartment protection, transparent protection, signature protection, protection from shaped charges, spall-liner, stand-alone armour and add-on armour.

The Group's protection concept also encompasses high-performance soft-kill solutions for ground vehicles as well as fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and ships. For example, Rheinmetall's "Rosy" smoke/obscurant protection system renders ground vehicles invisible in the event of an attack, while its MASS naval decoy countermeasure system now sets the standard worldwide.

  • Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH

    Heinrich-Ehrhardt-Straße 2
    29345 Unterluess
    Phone: +49 5827 80-02
    Fax: +49 5827 10 90

  • Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH

    Branch Active Protection

    Pützchens Chaussee 58 a
    53227 Bonn
    Phone: + 49 228 422132-0
    Fax: + 49 228 422132-490

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  • Rheinmetall Chempro GmbH

    Pützchens Chaussee 58a
    53227 Bonn
    Phone: +49 228 9750-3
    Fax: +49 228 9750-480

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  • Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection GmbH

    Neuer Weg 24
    47803 Krefeld
    Phone: +49 2151 4542–0
    Fax: +49 2151 4542-491