German Defense Systems : is widely known for its leading automobile, chemical and semiconductor industries. But did you know that Germany also plays a pivotal role in developing security technologies? In fact, the country is one of the top defense technology manufacturers in the world. According to market research firm TechNavio, the global security market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2016-2020. The rise of new cyber threats and pandemic disease outbreaks have led to an increased demand for security solutions. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most innovative German defense systems that are leading the world.
Mergers and Acquisitions
There have been a fair number of M&A activities in the defense sector over the past few years. In September 2016, L3 Technologies acquired GEP GMBH, a manufacturer of counter-IED solutions. In the same month, Airbus and Safran formed a joint venture to produce air traffic control systems. In April 2017, Bharat Electronics and French Thales formed a joint venture to produce sonar systems.
In May 2017, BAE Systems and Leonardo formed a joint venture to produce combat aircraft. In July 2017, Raytheon acquired AIS, a company specialising in maritime security and surveillance systems. In the same month, Rheinmetall acquired parts of the Iranian Mobimar Industries, a producer of marine equipment. These M&A activities will help the companies in the defense sector expand their production capacities, increase their geographical presence, and enter new segments.
Airborne Warning And Co-ordination System (AWACS)
AWACS is a surveillance aircraft used by the US Air Force, Russian Air Force and the Air Force of many other countries. The system has been in service since the late 1970s. The AWACS aircraft uses a rotating radar to scan the airspace and detect airborne threats. The information gathered by the aircraft is transmitted to the controlling center, where it is identified and displayed on a map. The AWACS aircraft is currently manufactured by Boeing, Airbus and Leonardo. The German Air Force operates three AWACS aircraft that were manufactured by Airbus. The German AWACS aircraft is scheduled to be replaced in the 2020s. The new aircraft is expected to have increased range and endurance.
Protec Hybrid Protection Vessel
The PT2119 Class of Protec Hybrid Protection Vessel is a new type of warship developed by German shipbuilder Lürssen. The warship combines the features of a hydrographic survey vessel and a hydrographic support vessel. It is equipped with a remotely operated underwater vehicle that can be used for mine detection, underwater surveys and object recovery operations. The vessel can also be used to protect critical infrastructure such as ports, offshore oil and gas platforms and electric transmission lines against terrorist attacks. The PT2119 Class of vessels can be operated in harsh environments and in shallow waters. It is equipped with an integrated bridge system, an integrated information system and a closed-loop control system.
remotely operated CCTV surveillance system
The AVID (Advanced Visual Intrusion Detection) system is a remotely operated CCTV surveillance system designed and manufactured by German company Görlich & Pröll GmbH. The system is used to protect critical facilities such as power plants, airports, water and wastewater facilities, railways, border posts and critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks. The system is designed to detect threats in a wide field of view and through various visual obstructions such as fog, rain and dust. The AVID system is equipped with a high-resolution camera mounted on an adjustable gimbal. The camera can be controlled using an operator control unit. The system also includes an autonomous data analysis software that can generate alerts in case of a threat.
German IR Detectors
The German IR Detector is a new type of infrared sensor, designed and manufactured by German company Rheinmetall Defence Electronics. The sensor detects the movement of heat sources such as humans, animals and machines. It can be used to build automated surveillance systems, identify potential threats and optimise production processes. The sensor features a wide field of view and has a small form factor. It can be used in indoor and outdoor environments, and in all weather conditions. The German IR Detector can be integrated with a range of third-party sensors, control systems and networks.
Tank Development Programme
The Leopard 2A7-140 is an enhanced version of the Leopard 2 tank, designed and manufactured by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). The Leopard 2A7-140 is a part of the Tank 21 programme, which is the biggest tank development programme in Europe. The programme aims to enhance the capabilities of the Leopard 2 tank and extend its service life to 2030. The Leopard 2A7-140 tank features a new fire control system that enables it to fire the new Rheinmetall Tank Round. The tank can be used in all climatic conditions. It has a low heat signature and is difficult to detect with infrared sensors.