Given the increasingly sophisticated threats to cyber assets, it is hardly surprising that companies such as Switzerland-based RUAG Defence (Stand S8-160) focus on security solutions.
In 2017, RUAG acquired the British cyber security company Clearswift, which has more than 2,300 customers in more than 70 countries. While Clearswift is exhibiting its product portfolio in the areas of data loss prevention and deep content inspection, RUAG is displaying a mobile version of its advanced Cyber Training Range.
RUAG boasts one of the largest cyber training ranges in Europe and also has extensive experience in training and simulation. It operates a number of ranges in Switzerland, allowing the Swiss Army to maintain its capability operating Leopard 2 tanks, CV9030CH infantry fighting vehicles and dismounted infantry elements.
RUAG Defence has also developed a new generation 120mm muzzle loaded mortar called Cobra. This has electric elevation and traverse and is coupled to a computerised fire control system to enable fire missions to be carried out very rapidly. Cobra is currently being evaluated by the Swiss Army integrated into the rear of a MOWAG Piranha 3 series (8x8) armoured personnel carrier (APC) platform. The company is also involved in an upgrade programme for the Pandur (6x6) APC and variants used by Austria and Belgium with particular emphasis on survivability.
On the same stands, the company is showcasing RUAG Ammotec, the division responsible for small-calibre ammunition and pyrotechnics, as well as RUAG Aranea, the tactical communication system, and RUAG’s mission-proven ballistic protection.d