Category Archives: Military Technology

BAMSE SRSAM – The optimized GBAD system

The Bamse system is one of few systems in the world today that is developed and optimised as a dedicated Ground-Based Air Defence (GBAD) missile system. BAMSE is designed for flexible usage both for stand-alone operation as well as in networks with other sensors and weapon systems.
The philosophy is to optimise system effect by having a number of fully coordinated firing units that together create a ground coverage for the
system of more than 2,100 Km2 and an effective altitude coverage of 15,000 m.
The BAMSE system has excellent built-in ECCM capabilities both in the GIRAFFE AMB surveillance radar and the unique monopulse Fire Control
Radar (FCR) Automatic Command to Line Of Sight (ACLOS) missile guidance function.

Active Protection Armor Arena – E

Arena (Russian: Арена) is an active protection system (APS) developed at Russia’s Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau for the purpose of protecting armoured fighting vehicles from destruction by light anti-tank weapons, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), and missiles with top attack warheads. It uses a Doppler radar to detect incoming warheads. Upon detection, a defensive rocket is fired that detonates near the inbound threat, destroying it before it hits the vehicle.
Arena is the successor to Drozd, a Soviet active protection system from the late 1970s, which was installed on several T-55s during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The system improved the vehicle’s survivability rate, increasing it by up to 80%.
The Arena active protection system was first tested at the Kubinka proving grounds in early 1995, successfully defending a Russian tank against an anti-tank guided missile. A Russian T-80UM-1, with Arena, was demonstrated to the public at Omsk in late 1997. Arena was also mounted on the BMP-3M modernization package, developed by the Kurganmashzavod Joint Stock Company, although the package has received no export orders.
An export variant, named Arena-E (Арена-Э), is available, worth an estimated $300,000. According to Russia, it was selected to be used on the South Korean K2 main battle tank, although this was not confirmed by South Korea.

Combat and Gunnery Skills Trainer (CGST) by Rheinmetall

Operators of highly complex technical systems have to be fully familiar with the capabilities and operational uses of such systems. Training and simulation systems from Rheinmetall Defence Electronics prepare users optimally for their tasks in a realistic environment with original control units, presentation of the environment with high-resolution visual systems and motion systems for the facility/equipment being reproduced.
The Combat and Gunnery Skills Trainer (CGST) is developed for gunnery crew training as well as combat training on platoon level and beyond. In its current configurations, it represents the Leopard2 A4.

HEL – Rheinmetall’s high-energy laser effectors

The Rheinmetall High Energy Laser Gun is a 30kW laser weapon technology demonstrator in a modular concept. A major advantage of HEL effectors is their outstanding flexibility with regards to escalation and de-escalation. The output power of the High Energy Laser Gun is eminently scalable. When fired at optics for aircraft, UAVs, weapons or energy sources, for example, the HEL effector is able to neutralize entire weapon systems without destroying them. Efficient protection against a large spectrum of modern air threats is achieved by increasing the laser power per gun station and combining several guns.