Rheinmetall unveils new Infantry System
Rheinmetall has introduced a new Infantry System designed to bring its Future Soldier–Expanded System (IdZ-ES) and other sensors and effectors together into the networked-enabled operations loop.
The Infantry System has been designed to enhance the combat performance of dismounted troops in connection with unmanned systems and fire support elements. Based around the infantryman, the system brings individual components, including weapons, unmanned systems and vehicles, into a single system where all components share a common picture of the battlefield.
The modular IdZ-ES soldier system, paired with Rheinmetall’s TacNet command and control technology, forms the backbone of the Infantry System. Other systems, such as the RS556 modular assault rifle and RS40 add-on grenade launcher, the Boxer wheeled armoured vehicle with Lance turret, and the Multi Mission unmanned ground vehicle, can be networked in.
The company has developed the system to support infantry forces’ need to be able to move, shoot and communicate in fast-paced, mainly dismounted operations in difficult, complex, mainly urban terrain – sometimes in extreme weather conditions. Faced with multiple symmetric and asymmetric threats, they have to be able to engage opponents with scalable, proportionate intensity.
The system is specifically designed for infantry operations in difficult terrain, including towns and cities.
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