Defense technology report “Soldat & Technik 2021” published

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For the third time, Mittler-Report Verlag publishes its annual compendium “Soldat & Technik”. The 2021 edition continues the claim of the publication to focus on the individual combat strength of soldiers and their multipliers. This includes both intellectual and technical equipment: military self-image, combat readiness, training, (operational) experience, clothing, personal equipment and of course the armament.

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From the content:


  • Personal equipment and armament - attractiveness and motivation factor for the troops (Wolfgang Köpke, Generalmajor a. D., President Förderkreis Deutsches Heer eV)

Armed Forces and Operation

  • Specialized forces in the army with extended basic skills (André Forkert)
  • The object protection regiment of the air force "Friesland" - the all-purpose tool of the air force (Mario Gerhardt)
  • Mobility and flexibility in the focus of security (Securiton Germany)
  • Sawfish in the Sahel Zone - Mission Gazelle: Combat swimmers provide training support in Africa (Jan-Phillipp Weisswange)

Hand guns and operative means

  • Modern hand weapons (systems) - modern shooting training (Hendrik Engelhardt)
  • Robust. Reliable. Revolutionary. (Raytheon ELCAN)
  • Many paths to the goal - modernization of hand weapon systems (Jan-Phillipp Weisswange)
  • Short and sweet - the new HK437 and other weapons in .300 BLK caliber - options for police and special forces (Jan-Phillipp Weisswange)
  • Heckler & Koch P11 (Kristóf Nagy)
  • Active agent 90 mm and light active agent 1800+ (Bernhard Kemp)
  • MBDA plans Enforcer family (Burghard Lindhorst)
  • Shoulder-supported weapons: Topics beyond systemic effects and accuracy (Dynamit Nobel Defense GmbH)
  • Standardization of simulation fragments in NATO (Kristóf Nagy)
  • Light and shadow - use of lasers in infantry (Michael Fiedler)
  • Laser light modules from Rheinmetall - combat strength multipliers and night combat capability for all types of weapons (Rheinmetall AG)
  • “Like the soldier, the algorithms must also be trained to match the context” - Interview with Wolfgang Pfab, Director Technology at Vected GmbH, and Dr. Andreas de Jonge, Head of Artificial Intelligence

Clothing and Equipment

  • Uniform combat power - current plans of the Bundeswehr for clothing and personal equipment (Waldemar Geiger and Jan-Phillipp Weisswange)
  • From top to bottom: from great heights to under the water - active hearing protection for every purpose (IMTRADEX Hör- und sprachsysteme GmbH)
  • Tactical Line: the right equipment away from civilization (Katadyn Deutschland GmbH)
  • Tasmanian Tiger - Supplier of the Pros (Tasmanian Tiger)
  • Reliable protective vests with Twaron® (Teijin Aramid GmbH)
  • Ratnik soldier system - insight into the Ratnik equipment set of the Russian armed forces (Kristóf Nagy)

Leadership, networking and education

  • Infantryman of the Future - Extended System: Status of Capability Development (Christoph Wallner)
  • Mission reality - the shortening of the sensor-to-shooter cycle (Elbit Systems Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Maximum reliability and high performance under extreme environmental conditions (ODU GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Guide to selecting a thermal imaging device (VECTED GmbH)
  • New night vision glasses for the special forces (Waldemar Geiger)
  • THEON SENSORS delivers 100,000th night vision device and announces new strategic partnerships (Theon Deutschland GmbH)
  • A seamlessly networked communication system - basis for the battle of connected weapons (JK Defense & Security Products GmbH)
  • Project Joint Fire Support Team dismounted (André Forkert)
  • Simple modernization solutions, big impact - digitization solutions for mortars (Hirtenberger Defense Europe GmbH)

Combat vehicles and mobility

  • Cargo Mule - unmanned ground vehicles for the infantry (Waldemar Geiger and Lars Hoffmann)
  • Keeping up with the infantry - PLATON-Kit steers aid transporters over hill and dale (Diehl Defense GmbH & Co KG)
  • Implementation of the capability requirements of the Puma armored personnel carrier in the Panzergrenadier system (Kim Feilcke)
  • System Panzergrenadier - Tactical operational test decides on the deployment at VJTF (Lars Hoffmann)
  • Boxer armored transport vehicle - variants of the army, armament and protection (Karlheinz Boenke)
  • Airborne mobility for the special forces of the Bundeswehr (Waldemar Geiger and Gerhard Heiming)

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