During the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments 2018 (AEWE) at Fort Benning, in Georgia/USA, soldiers conducted a Live Fire Assessment of the Laser Warning System for Ground Combat Vehicles (UTC Aerospace System) and the Rheinmetall ROSY Rapid Obscuring System. Findings from this assessment will inform the Vehicle Protection Suite key system attributes of the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle initiative.
Rheinmetall’s ROSY smoke protection system helps to protect the crew and passengers of military and civilian vehicles from surprise attacks and ambushes e.g. during reconnaissance patrols or while travelling in convoy. Unlike conventional smoke and obscurant systems, ROSY produces within one second an instantaneous, large-area, multispectral interruption of the line of sight that shields even moving vehicles with a dynamic, long-lasting smoke screen.
ROSY’s multi-mission capability assures 360° protection from multiple attackers, including stream and wave attacks. Moreover, thanks to effective screening in the visual and infrared spectrums, including integrated IR jamming and decoying effects, ROSY effectively counters conventional weapons, weapons with optical devices and laser distance measurement.