The capability to design and develop electronic systems and related software for various defence and commercial systems is a company success story. Rheinmetall Canada’s electronic systems are used in domains such as C-IED, soldier systems, battle management, training and simulation, and homeland security to name a few. Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, and severall other allies benefit from the company’s innovative and unique solutions for mission-critical defence or homeland security needs.
Rheinmetall Canada competencies in electronic systems include:
- System analysis, design, integration, test, and qualification.
- Subsystems integration and qualification.
- BMC4I software design and integration:
- Sensor/video integration and processing.
- Electronics design:
- Single board computers.
- Customized interfacing.
- Command and control software design and integration.
SC2PS – Sensor Command and Control Planning Suite
The Sensor Command and Control Planning Suite (SC2PS) is a real-time, multi-sensor application to exploit data from soldier systems, ground-based sensor sources, tactical aerostats, and UAVs. SC2PS gives commanders a powerful tool for analysis, mission planning, and decision making. SC2PS data is both Multilateral Interoperability Program (MIP) compliant and Coalition Shared Data (CSD) compatible.
- Real-time sensor exploitation.
- Advanced sensor imagery analysis.
- Enhanced situation awareness.
- Sensor planning functions.
- One-step contact report generator.
- Information managment tools.
- ISTAR connectivity.
Rheinmetall Canada is an important supplier of Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) solutions to the Canadian Forces. Partnered with international experts in the areas of surveillance and demining, we are supplying the Canadian Army with C-IED solutions to protect our soldiers in their overseas missions.
Persistent Surveillance System – Protection of critical assets
The protection of critical assets from hostile actions requires the use of persistent surveillance to provide sufficient time for resources to react.
Rheinmetall's Persistent Surveillance System (PSS) provides a wide-area, long range observation capability for the detection, identification, and monitoring of potential threats against military installations and other critical infrastructure, such as forward operating bases, forward operating positions, petroleum facilities and power generation stations.
The PSS comprises the Persistent Surveillance Aerostat (PSA) and the Persistent Surveillance Tower (PST). The PSA is an aerostat with a stabilized electro-optical sensor operating at 300 m above ground and the PST has a stabilized electro-optical sensor and an optional radar installed on a 32 m trailer-mounted tower. Using the SC2PS application, all sensors can be operated from one control shelter where sensor data is displayed and exploited.
The PSS has a proven record, being in service for the Canadian Forces' Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan, the Winter Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver, and the G8 and G20 summits 2010 in Canada.
The Remotely Operated Mechanical Explosive Clearance System (ROMECS) is a tracked, medium flail mine clearance system that is suitable for antipersonnel and antitank mines. The ROMECS is primarily intended to provide an enhanced explosive clearance capability across the spectrum of deployed operations.
The Rheinmetall Group offers modular and flexible soldier systems solutions, ranging from a light version to a medium and extended version. This includes scalable technology, a wide variety of command and control and display solutions, different levels of integration, including variable vehicle integration, and Rheinmetall or third-party hardware and software.
As a globally leading developer and supplier of soldier systems, Rheinmetall can point to abundant experience in this field: the Group is producing the modular Future Soldier - Expanded System (Gladius) on behalf of the German Bundeswehr, as well as various systems and component solutions for other NATO partners.
ARGUS soldier system
The solution preferred by the Canadian Armed Forces, Rheinmetall Canada’s soldier system uses specialized BMC4I software to provide a common operating picture with important mission information, such as friendly positions, enemy positions, and terrain overlaid on tactical maps. Voice and data are rapidly exchanged between soldiers and their commander, resulting in an overall increase in team mobility, lethality, sustainability, and interoperability. Wearable electronics are ergonomic and reduced to a minimum. The easy-to-use interface ensures that soldiers remain focused on the mission.
Rheinmetall Canada is a recognized industry leader in this field and is currently involved in several soldier system programs. In 2015 the Argus soldier system was contracted for the Canadian Forces’ Integrated Soldier System Project (ISS).
Simulation and training solutions
The Rheinmetall Defence group's expertise in the field of military simulation technology encompasses virtually every training task relating to weapons and command and control systems.
For the Canadian Navy, Rheinmetall Canada is supplying the Marine Engineering System Operator (MESO) trainer for the KINGSTON Class of maritime coastal defence vessels. The MESO trainer will significantly enhance the Navy’s ability to train engineering personnel, which is a critical factor in vessel operational availability.
ADOS - Air Defence Operations Simulator
The Air Defence Operations Simulator (ADOS) is a simulation and training system developed by Rheinmetall Canada using COTS simulation tools. The ADOS provide the Royal Netherlands Army’s Advanced Ground Based Air Defence System (AGBADS) operators with a classroom-type training system and an air defence operations research tool.