Archive: Reports & Technical Papers

Harmonization of small arms of the Bundeswehr

Various defense projects, use Conditional immediate needs and some modernizations and adaptations to special uses have the infantry toolbox Bundeswehr rich and specific, but sometimes also made confusing. New purchases are pending. Adapted concepts should harmonize the stock. Basically: The infantry toolbox ranges from combat knife up to the shoulder-guided missiles. Small arms and anti-tank hand weapons empower infantry and [...]

Protected military truck - European programs

Trucks are for military operations is crucial and must be constantly adapted to the current battlefield conditions. Logistics has always been the backbone of military operations. Normally, the armed forces involved in the operations are geographically removed from their home bases. Logistics is still essential to provide them with weapons and equipment, but also with food [...]

Autonomous mine countermeasure systems

The threat of mines remains latent. This is true, although larger losses due mines already date back several years. As the "weapon of the poor" as compared with other cost weapons systems, they are in the arsenals or reservoirs of many nations and organizations. They are to spend relatively easily and without great technical and personnel requirements. For terrorist attacks [...]

Captor-E - AESA radar for Euro Fighter production

Even before the consortium countries the end of 2020 will receive an exporting country - Kuwait - the first Euro Fighter with AESA radar technology. That an essential condition of the purchase agreement is met with that nation. Already with the ordering and delivery of the first Euro Fighter was clear that for reasons of cost, as in many other areas of this weapon system, even when the main sensor, [...]

Renaissance of infantry anti-tank

Long been touted, big tank battles are a thing of the past. For the alignment of forces they played no role. With the national and Alliance defense capability requirements suddenly come back on, that have not been considered for a long time. Not only the tanks and artillery troops again has a meaning, but also the anti-tank in the infantry. In the […]

Looking to America - March 2019

Biolektronische Regeneration: The Pentagon research agency DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) aims to develop bioelectronic implants that seriously wounded soldiers should have increased chances of recovery. The designed four-year research program is called RE (Bio-Electronics for tissue regeneration). "Wounds form a lively environment being transitioned quickly and frequently while cells and tissues communicate with each other [...]

Defense of drones in Focus - compared Shooting for qualified air defense is imminent

When equipping the Army with the ability to so-called qualified antiaircraft another milestone being targeted: In April and May, companies should make a comparison test with their weapons systems and sensors. Requirement for participation is a request on the part of the Bundeswehr Procurement Office BAAINBw that had not yet been made at press time. Companies had to [...]

Korvettenbau started - turnaround material arrived in the Navy

With the traditional start of combustion on February 7, 2019 at the Bremen Lürssen site has the working group K130 (ARGE K130), consisting of the Lürssen Werft (lead), ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards Kiel, the production of the first of five new corvettes (series 6 to 10) introduced for the German Navy. The start of combustion, ie the starting [...]

Rescue of Battle Management Systems for VJTF

End of December 2018, the tender for the new Battle Management System (BMS) was published by the Bundeswehr. In professional circles, then took place between the years rather than a thoroughly intense discussion about what to think of the case required criteria at all. The flood of applications to the order arrived quickly and unsurprisingly, it could all [...]

Passive radar TwInvis - A remedy for stealth?

Due to the progress made in recent decades, progress in the development of hardware and especially software, the performance of passive radar systems today corresponds in many respects to that of conventional radars for monitoring of air and Seeräumen. With regard to the action against stealth aircraft they will even have expected special achievements. Nevertheless, the demand for such systems so far seems [...]

Articulated BvS10 for mountain pioneers of the armed forces

Defense Minister Mario Kunasek has 32 specially adapted to the requirements of the Austrian mountain troops BvS10 Hägglunds officially handed over to the engineer battalion of 2 Mountain Brigade 6th The exceptional terrain combat vehicle enables the secure transport of soldiers in operations in the high mountains, rugged terrain and off-road. "We thus revitalize our core business, the military national defense," said Kunasek. [...]

Swiss Armament Program 2019

With Armament Program 2019 of the Swiss Federal Council has put forward the need for the armed forces in the years to Parliament and requested 1.8 billion euros for financing. Once approved by Parliament, the contract negotiations begin with the aim of raising beginning from 2020. The program focuses are educating in built-up areas and the [...]

Simulators with new technology for the tiger

On July 25, 2018 Airbus Helicopters Germany has the last Tiger combat helicopter (KHT) handed over to the Bundeswehr. Thirteen years after the delivery of the first Tiger of uniform construction, and equipment status is defined by a plurality of intermediate stages with ASGARD-F, will reach the all intended for use helicopters. The used in education since the introduction of the helicopter simulators [...]

Non-Line-of-Sight Imaging - The Fraunhofer Institute reports on new technologies

Systems for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) imaging are "just around the corner to see" and can accommodate objects that are outside of their direct field of vision. Their technical realization could in particular based on the computer-assisted analysis of scattered light. You are explored, because in many applications expected new possibilities of them, from the autonomous driving up to the [...]

List of deficiencies in the NATO spearhead - Still radios

The schedule for the next German VJTF -Führung is narrow. And it is getting close. Germany takes over in 2023, took the lead again. While Germany took over this year with the panzerlehrbrigade 9 to lead the current VJTF, but this is disputed by zusammengeliehenem, partly outdated device. To VJTF 2023 it will be different. Indeed […]

The end of the Domes - trends in military simulation

The I / ITSEC in Orlando, Florida, is the largest exhibition for wide topic of military simulation in the Western world. It is also the in-house exhibition of American forces, whose budget for Training & Simulation with 14.58 billion US dollars (2017) even exceeds the total budget of most European armed forces. Accordingly, it is a show-of-Possibilities of the leading companies in [...]

MH-60R Seahawk

The US Navy is the MH-60R Seahawk as modern maritime helicopters in the world. The MH-60R is performed on all the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), destroyers and cruisers in the US Navy as an onboard helicopter. It is also integrated into the helicopter squadrons of aircraft carriers. The MH-60R is designed as a multipurpose helicopter. are part of the range of tasks: ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare, ASW), antisurface (Anti-Surface [...]

AC charger for rapid turnover in the field

The importance of powerful trucks in logistics services has led the NATO-scale exercise "Trident Juncture" in November 2018 vividly. Only 760 containers were transported among other things, standard truck and swap body systems MULTI from home locations to the locations in Norway and back. Now the army has announced the purchase of further 4000 MULTI, probably from the beginning of [...]

Advances in air independent propulsion of submarines

The latest developments in air-independent propulsion (Air Independent Propulsion AIP) for submarines aim to extend the reach under water and the duration at low speed while reducing acoustic and thermal signature. As a result, the number of Marines equip conventional submarines with these systems is growing. AIP systems for patrolling at low speed and [...]

US export control - ITAR rules are increasingly being criticized in Germany

The Bundeswehr has ruled in the search for a successor to the G36 assault rifle for the first time in the tender, the use of so-called ITAR components. Even German state police will not accept the underlying US law ITAR-components in the acquisition of guns, as is clear from the documents of the Hessian and the Bavarian police. In the currently ongoing in Germany Call [...]

The backbone of the communications - New opportunities through SVFuA for the Bundeswehr

The crucial phase for the equipment of VJTF 2023 begins. Finally, if only the interaction of the components must - be tested before it then goes into the use of NATO - if they contain new technologies. With this, the armed forces joint interconnected European radio equipment (SVFuA), after years of procurement Marathon in the summer of 2017, the last in [...]

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