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Rheinmetall’s ROSY system finds new customers

24th April 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rheinmetall’s Rapid Obscuring System (ROSY) has been selected to protect armoured vehicles of the Portuguese and Belgian armed forces, the company announced on 17 April.

The company is set to begin the delivery of 126 systems to Spanish defence contractor URO Vehículos Especiales (UROVESA) in April 2019. UROVESA will install these systems in VAMTAC protected patrol vehicles purchased by the Portuguese armed forces in July 2018 via the NATO Support and Procurement Agency. Delivery will run through to March 2020.

Rheinmetall, acting as subcontractor for Jankel, will also begin pre-series delivery of the system for the Belgian Army’s Light Troop Transport Vehicle (LTTV). All 199 vehicles are being prepared for integration of the system, in addition to the supply of control units and launchers for 167 vehicles. Series production will commence in February 2020 and will be complete in the same year.

ROSY provides protection from surprise attacks by producing an instantaneous, extensive, wall of smoke/obscurant that provides multispectral interruption in the line of sight, and generates a dynamic smoke screen that provides moving assets with long-lasting protection. The system provides 360° protection and its multi-mission capability offers a strong defence against multiple assaults, including stream and wave attacks.

ROSY is available in a number of different versions.

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