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22 May 2012

ITEC 2012 - A selection of Rheinmetall’s Product Portfolio on Display

A selection of Rheinmetall’s product portfolio is on display at Stand B120.

DESUG – realistic gunnery and combat simulation for fighting vehicles 
An example of Rheinmetall simulation capabilities is the generic medium-fidelity Demonstrator for Gunnery and Combat (DESUG), which is used for training tank and infantry fighting vehicle crews. The commander’s and gunner’s workstations of a Leopard 2A6 fighting compartment are equipped with original components such as hand controllers and operator interfaces, as well as highly authentic interactive replica touch panels. Coupling TacSi with Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) from Bohemia Interactive enables integration of VBS2 visualisation capabilities and the expandability of VBS2 interactive elements into the world of Rheinmetall simulation. The system thus combines the full scalability and operational scope of TacSi and VBS2.

ANTares – joint tactical mission training 
Rheinmetall is also be showcasing a true-to-life model of the Advanced Network Trainer (ANTares), its mobile tactical training system. Besides crew coordination training, ANTares can be used for preparing entire units for operational deployments – even in country.

(Graphic: Rheinmetall)

LIVE – realistic combat simulation in the field  
High-tech simulation does not require buildings or containers: it is equally applicable to mobile operations in the field using original equipment and weapons in live combat simulation scenarios. State-of-the-art communications technology and laser duel simulators are at the heart of this cutting edge application. They replicate the effects of live fire from all weapon systems, including small arms and light antitank weapons, tank main armament, howitzers and IFV-mounted automatic cannon. An operations centre records all movements, actions and hits of vehicles and exercise participants as well as radio traffic, enabling comprehensive analysis and assessment of the exercise.
Since 2001 Rheinmetall has been successfully running a major combat training centre of this type on behalf of the German Bundeswehr. In the meantime, the Russian armed forces and a customer in the Middle East have contracted with Rheinmetall to build and operate similar facilities. At ITEC, visitors can inspect individual LIVE combat simulation components at the Rheinmetall stand, including laser duel simulators.
Simulation and training technology from Rheinmetall Defence, where virtual reality and the real world are merging
With over 2,000 systems in service worldwide, Rheinmetall offers a comprehensive array of products ranging from inexpensive computer-supported training systems to highly advanced full-mission simulators for surface combatants, submarines, land and aerial platforms as well as simulation capabilities for fully networked joint and combined exercises.
Building on its extensive experience and unsurpassed expertise, Rheinmetall Defence is bridging the gap between virtual reality and the real world, supplying state-of-the-art training solutions to prepare personnel for their next mission.

Example of a RDE scenario with dismounted infantry (Graphic: Rheinmetall)

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