Rheinmetall Defence and its divisions Combat Systems, Electronic Solutions and Wheeled Vehicles set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines. Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology, Rheinmetall Defence is a longstanding partner of the armed forces of Germany, its NATO allies and other likeminded nations. In recent years, a series of well-targeted acquisitions and the establishment of foreign subsidiaries have progressively turned Rheinmetall into a global player. Providing friendly forces with the best-possible protection – that is our mission ever since 1889.
Textron Marine & Land Systems designs, produces and supports advanced wheeled combat vehicles and cutting-edge maritime craft used by U.S. and international armed forces, as well as civilian entities around the globe. Its COMMANDOTM family of armored vehicles offers a full range of vehicle options delivering enhanced survivability, mobility, lethality and sustainability. Textron Marine & Land Systems’ innovative turret technology and related subsystems also deliver outstanding performance and reliability. Textron Marine & Land Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems.
Patria Land Systems Oy
Patria is a trusted provider of defence, security and aviation life-cycle support services and technology solutions. Patria is owned by Government of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Versatile duties employ today some 2 600 skilled professionals.
Products and service
• Armoured wheeled vehicles, mortar systems and ammunition products as well as their life cycle support services.
• Life cycle support services for aircraft and helicopters as well as pilot training.
• Maintenance of army material for the Finnish Defence Forces.
• Development and integration of systems for command and control and situational awareness as well as their life cycle support services.
CMI Defence is the partner of land armed forces through the provision of integrated weapon systems (20-120mm) and related solutions. Independent of any and all vehicle manufacturers, it is the undisputed leader in multifunctional, high-power weaponsystems for light and medium weight armoured vehicles. The electronic architecture of its products gives them a level of growth potential and modularity that is without equal on the market today, enabling the larger caliber turrets to fire gun-launched missiles for example. CMI Defence also provides innovative simulation systems for its equipments. It stands proud on the efficacy of its technological innovations, products and services, which together meet the rapidly-evolving operational needs of modern armed forces.
EnerSys produces an extensive range of theatre proven batteries and energy management systems that can deliver dependable information and control of vehicle electrical power. With a long and rich history of supplying defence customers, EnerSys understands the exacting needs of armoured vehicle OEMs and armies. With this knowledge we can provide close and tailored customer service and support to meet those needs whether they be for the development of new platforms or upgrades.
IBD Deisenroth Engineering
IBD Deisenroth Engineering is one of the leading suppliers of protection systems for light to heavy platforms. With it’s more than 30 years of experience IBD has been involved in many large vehicle programs. As of today more than 50,000 vehicles have been equipped with IBD’s protection kits.
The products of the IBD PROTech Family cover all layers of the Survivability Onion. Therefore comprehensive survivability kits can be designed providing broad band protection against almost every threat used in theatre.
Together with IBD’s expertise in the design of vehicle hull structures new generations of highly protected platforms can be developed, already prepared for upcoming new threat generations.
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. is a Turkish joint venture company owned 51% by Nurol Holding of Turkey and 49% by BAE Systems, Inc. with facilities located in Gölbaşı, Ankara, Turkey.
FNSS’s vision is to become the number one supplier of land combat system solutions for the Turkish Armed Forces and preferred local supplier for other armed forces worldwide. In order to achieve this vision, FNSS designs, develops, produces, and supports tailored, reliable, and affordable land combat system solutions for domestic and international customers.
General Dynamics European Land Systems Europe
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) is a business unit of General Dynamics Corporation and conducts its business through European operating sites located in Spain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
With more than 2,150 highly skilled technical employees, GDELS companies design, manufacture and deliver wheeled, tracked, and amphibious vehicles and other combat systems such as armaments and munitions to global customers.
The Group is the combination of four entities – General Dynamics European Land Systems – Headquarters, General Dynamics European Land Systems – Germany, General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag, General Dynamics European Land Systems – Santa Bárbara Sistemas and General Dynamics European Land Systems – Steyr whose collective value was unified as a single business unit under a single European parent company in 2003.
As one of the European leaders in the land combat system sector, GDELS has focused itself on four specific divisions with the aim of producing greater synergies and coordination between its 10 plants.
The four divisions are Tracked Vehicles, Wheeled Vehicles, Bridges, and Artillery & Ammunition, plus a network of R&D; centers, and logistic and customer relations activities.
GSS has the battlefield-proven credentials as a world leader in the development and production of soldier survivability systems for armored and unarmored vehicles. US-based GSS produces the most advanced blast-absorbing and blast-deflecting seating and restraint systems for the latest generations of armored and soft-skinned combat vehicles. These systems not only minimize the impact of a range of kinetic threats, but also protect against the effects of accidents and post-blast dynamics.
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment
Timoney is a world leader in the development of driveline and mobility solutions for special vehicle applications. Timoney independent suspensions, axles, final drive units, gear boxes and steering systems have been adopted by major OEM’s for defence applications for nearly 40 years. Timoney continues to be the development partner of choice for leading defence platform manufacturers and research agencies, providing expertise in vehicle dynamics at all stages of development cycle, from concept through to series production. A flexible approach to hardware supply has seen technology transfer programmes established to support local manufacture of Timoney products in 5 continents. Timoney continues to be involved in product supply, technology development and IP licensing on a global basis.
Tyron has invented the world’s first ever multi-piece rubber runflat insert which can be fitted in the field to both military split rims and ordinary tubeless wheels, giving superior off road capabilities with runflat capability up to 150klm exceeding the Finabel standard. In addition we have developed the R4 wheel incorporating an ingenious beadlock design for armoured 4×4 vehicles. Fitted with the new runflat they allow you to travel on or off road for over 50klm with all 4 tyres deflated. Tyron continues to develop runflat technology and offers local support through its extensive worldwide sales and service network.
Nexter applies its expertise in land defence systems to meet the needs of the French army and other forces internationally. The scope of its business includes the supply of armoured vehicles, weapons systems and ammunitions for Army, Air Force, Navy and law enforcement applications.
The range of products offered by Nexter includes: CAESAR® the highly mobile 155mm self-propelled gun, TRAJAN® the powerful 155 mm towed gun, 105LG1 lightweight towed gun, Leclerc battle tank, VBCI Infantry combat vehicle, TITUS® 6X6 Multi-Role armoured vehicle, ARAVIS®, BONUS smart ammunition and FINDERS® C2 command system, all backed up by customer service, support and recycling.
Esterline | Control & Communication Systems
Racal Acoustics is a world leading supplier of high quality, state-of-the-art military audio products designed to operate in the most severe battle environments. For a century, Racal Acoustics has been at the forefront of Hearing Protection acoustic solutions for the world’s Armed Forces.
Racal Acoustics’ core competency lies in a deep understanding of harsh military environments. This is evidenced by the extensive supply of noise excluding headsets for Dismounted Close Combat and Mounted Close Combat infantry as well as vehicle crews worldwide. Racal Acoustics has proven every time to deliver leading-edge technology that sets the standards in Hearing Protection and guarantees the soldier clear communications.