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DSEI 2017: Rheinmetall presents Gladius 2.0 soldier system for first time

12 September 2017

Rheinmetall’s Gladius 2.0 soldier system saw its debut at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017. This latest version of Gladius results from broader export requirements than the Future Soldier - Expanded System (Infanterist der Zukunft - Erweitertes System: IdZ-ES) in service with the Bundeswehr, Stefan Wöstefeld, vice-president and head of sales, soldier, and network solutions, in Rheinmetall Defence Electronics’ mission equipment unit, told Jane’s . These requirements are for flexibility and modularity, he explained.

Gladius 2.0 advanced version with hub replacing IdZ-ES electronic back. (IHS Markit/Nicholas Fiorenza)Gladius 2.0 advanced version with hub replacing IdZ-ES electronic back. (IHS Markit/Nicholas Fiorenza)

There are three versions of Gladius: light, basic, and advanced. The light version consists of communications equipment and a headset, and the basic version has a hub with a display instead of the electronic back of IdZ-ES.



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