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Military Technical Report: Ensuring leadership capability, pushing digitalization - providing land forces fit for war

Die Modernisierung der Führungsfähigkeit und damit die Digitalisierung der Landstreitkräfte wurden seitens Generalleutnant Alfons Mais, dem Inspekteur des Heeres, Ende 2021 zur obersten Priorität erklärt. Unter dieser Prämisse fand am 14.-15. Mai das Herbstsymposium des Förderkreis Deutsches Heer e.V. in Bremen statt. Zur inhaltlichen Begleitung des Symposiums erschien diese Sonderausgabe des Wehrtechnischen Reports, die sich […]

Trusted Endpoint Suite approved by the BSI for VS-NfD

Das Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) hat die Trusted Endpoint Suite vom IT-Sicherheitsexperten Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity als „Sicheren VS-Arbeitsplatz“ zugelassen. Mit seinem hochsicheren VS-NfD-Arbeitsplatz ermögliche Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity öffentlichen Institutionen und Privatunternehmen, Arbeitsplätze so abzusichern, dass VS-NfD-eingestufte Informationen gespeichert und bearbeitet werden können, schreibt das Unternehmen. Nach Angaben von Rohde & […]

Cybersecurity training and certification for the German armed forces

Das Bundeswehr-Beschaffungsamt BAAINBw hat mit dem US-amerikanischen SANS Institute einen Rahmenvertrag für das Training und die Zertifizierung von Fachleuten auf dem Gebiet der Informationssicherheit abgeschlossen. Nach Angaben von SANS stehen dafür renommierte Top-Fachleute aus dem In- und Ausland zur Verfügung, die aufgrund ihrer Expertise Bundeswehrmitarbeiter auf Ernstfälle vorbereiten. Wie das Institut schreibt, können sich bis […]



Panasonic and roda computer strengthen cooperation

Die Panasonic Connect GmbH und die roda computer GmbH haben im Juni eine Vereinbarung über die kundenspezifischen Anpassungen von Panasonic-Produkten für den Einsatz in militärischen Fahrzeugen unterzeichnet. Wie die Unternehmen in einer gemeinsamen Pressemitteilung verlautbart haben, wird die roda computer GmbH die Panasonic Toughbook Hardware unter anderem mit militärischen Rundsteckern oder zusätzlichen Schnittstellen auf Modulbasis […]

Ukraine hosts drone hackathon

Ende August fand in Kiew der erste Drohnen-Hackathon statt. Dies gab das ukrainische Digitalministerium bekannt, welches die Veranstaltung zusammen mit dem ukrainischen Startup-Fonds, dem Generalstab der Streitkräfte und dem staatlichen Rüstungskonzern Ukroboronprom durchgeführte. Insgesamt nahmen laut Veranstalter 150 Teilnehmer an dem Workshop für neue Drohnentechnologien teil. Ziel der Veranstaltung war es, die Entwicklung neuer technologischer […]

Motorola Solutions erwirbt Barrett Communications

Motorola Solutions hat die Übernahme von Barrett Communications bekanntgegeben, einem globalen Anbieter von Spezialfunkkommunikation für Kunden unter anderem aus den Bereichen zivile Sicherheit, Grenzschutz und Küstenwache. Barrett Communications entwickelt einsatzkritische HF- und VHF-Funkkommunikationssysteme, die das bestehende Funkportfolio von Motorola Solutions ergänzen. Mit der Technologie werde kritische Kommunikation an jedem Ort ohne weitere Infrastruktur möglich, schreibt […]



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AI-supported navigation system from Rheinmetall

For the first time, the British Army is equipping Polaris MRZR D4 ultra-light tactical vehicles with the Rheinmetall PATH Autonomy Kit (A-kit) for test purposes. As Rheinmetall has reported, the tests are being carried out as part of the Theseus 2.2 project, with which the British Army is investigating options for unmanned replenishment on the battlefield. In cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer […]

Testumgebung nach SOSA-Standard

Um ein neues Development Chassis hat Hartmann Electronic unlängst sein Portfolio erweitert. Die Systemplattform besteht aus Gehäuse, Backplane nach militärischem SOSA-Standard, Netzteil und bis zu zehn Hochleistungslüftern. Nach Angaben des Herstellers richtet sich das neue Produkt als flexible Entwicklungsumgebung für sicherheitskritische Anwendungen speziell an Hersteller von VPX-Boards, die ihre Karten im System testen wollen, und […]



Capacity expansion at Hensoldt

With the opening of a laboratory building with around 3,500 square meters of laboratory and integration space, Hensoldt has expanded its capacity at the Ulm site. As Hensoldt writes, more than 100 radar and reconnaissance experts are said to work in the building. According to the company, around 20 million euros have been invested in the new building, including software and electronic assemblies […]

All-in-one MXP7000 handheld radio for safety-critical communications

With the MXP7000, Motorola Solutions presented a new end device for safety-critical communication at the Critical Communications World 2022 conference in Vienna. As the company has announced, the device combines TETRA and 4G/LTE voice and data communication. The new, robust end device offers emergency services from the police, fire brigade, rescue services and also the military more flexibility, so that they can […]

Trusted communication for air traffic control

Rohde & Schwarz presented the fully IP-capable VCS-R/B communications system at the ILA Berlin Airshow. The solution, which Rohde & Schwarz believes to be future-proof, offers a clear separation between red/secured and black/unsecured domains and enables any military air traffic control operator in any air traffic control center to connect to any radio, anywhere and at any time, [...]



10 years of thermal imaging technology from VECTED

In ten years, the thermal imaging specialist VECTED has developed from a supplier for OEMs to a manufacturer of thermal imaging devices that are sold under their own name. The development of thermal imaging devices and individual modules as well as production is still an important pillar of the company, writes VECTED. In addition, there are also own product lines of thermal imaging devices, primarily for […]

Digital Innovation Center for Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

Airbus and the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security signed a memorandum of understanding at the ILA air show in Berlin with the aim of opening a competence center for cybersecurity and trustworthy artificial intelligence in Saarland. As Airbus has announced, the "CISPA-Airbus Digital Innovation Hub" is to start work in St. Ingbert before the end of this year [...]

Sensor network vehicle from Hensoldt and Iveco presented

The sensor house Hensoldt and the vehicle manufacturer Iveco Defense Vehicles (IDV) presented a sensor network vehicle based on the Military Utility Vehicles (MUV) from Iveco at the Eurosatory. The concept demonstrator contains a modular sensor fusion platform that can be used in civil and military areas for surveillance and reconnaissance as well as for self-defence and convoy protection, writes Hensoldt. The carrier vehicle MUV […]



Electronic fight: Saab and Helsing agree on cooperation

The Swedish armaments group Saab and the IT start-up company Helsing want to work together in the field of electronic warfare (EK) and offer the air force marketable solutions for so-called cognitive EK. As Saab writes in a statement, Anders Sjöberg, Managing Director of Saab Deutschland GmbH, and Gundbert Scherf, co-founder and Managing Director of Helsing GmbH, [...]

secunet takes over SysEleven

secunet Security Networks has signed a contract to purchase all shares in SysEleven GmbH. According to secunet, the purchase price is EUR 50 million and can increase by a total of EUR 15 million by 2024 through performance-related components (earn-out). With the acquisition, the company is expanding its range of solutions in the areas of cloud and cloud security […]

Multinational Interoperable Radio Access Point (MIFAP) - the communications hub for NATO troops

With their multinational structures, NATO's rapid deployment forces are particularly dependent on interoperable communication. The troop contingents are equipped with communication devices of different technologies - from analog field telephones to analog radio to the most modern digital software-defined, IP-based radio - for the transmission of data and voice. To enable interoperable communications, NATO task forces will […]



Joint venture for the digitization of the Hungarian armed forces

With a joint venture, Rheinmetall and the Hungarian companies 4iG and HM Ei want to advance the digitization of the Hungarian armed forces and selected NATO member states in Central and Eastern Europe. As announced by Rheinmetall, the parties involved have signed a preliminary agreement for the establishment of a joint venture. With 51 percent, Rheinmetall has secured the management of the company. The Hungarian […]

Electronic and electrical systems for the Lynx armored personnel carrier from RayService

In preparation for the production of Lynx HF41 infantry fighting vehicles for the Hungarian armed forces, Rheinmetall has placed an order worth around 30 million euros with the Slovakian company Ray Service. The contract includes control systems, wiring harnesses and lighting systems for the second phase of Hungary's Lynx KF41 program, writes Rheinmetall. In addition, a fixed preliminary contract with the same content and volume [...]

"Edge of Tomorrow" as the next level for soldier systems

The research and development department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (DDR&D), together with the product developer Elbit, presented "Edge for Tomorrow", a new development stage for soldier systems. According to the Ministry, cutting-edge technologies will be developed for the project, which will improve the performance of the infantryman with his equipment (Soldier as System, SaS) and in cooperation with the platoon (Platoon as […]




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