Africa Aerospace & Defence 2016

A South African giant [AAD16D2]

15 September 2016

South Africa’s privately owned Reutech Group, part of Reunert Ltd, has a diversified portfolio of businesses specialising in electronics and defence, supplying local and export customers with advanced OEM products and services in the land, sea and air defence domains, as well as in the industrial and mining sectors. The group is exhibiting in Hangar 4, Stand E4, and also occupies an outside stand where various products are on display.

The company has four divisions: Reutech Solutions, Reutech Radar Systems, Reutech Communications and Fuchs Electronics, and products of all four divisions are on show demonstrating its wide range of capabilities.

The Fuchs brand remains one of the trusted names for the supply of electronic fuzes that meet the ISO 9001:2008, STANAG design and safety requirements and comply with international military standards. This division of the company is displaying its range of artillery, mortar, artillery rocket, naval and air weapon fuzes, along with the MK80 series PFF bombs.

Reutech Communications was contracted by Armscor to develop and manufacture the new-generation range of military secure software defined Combat Net Radios (CNR) to modernise the communication needs of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). On display are the latest manpack, vehicle and fixed installation transceivers, as well as dismounted soldier intercom system and vehicle harness system.

The CNRs operate in HF, VHF and UHF frequency bands, providing the layered communication link. There will be live demonstration of the CNRs at AAD.

Reutech Radar Systems is exhibiting a range of ground and naval radar systems, including the RTS 3200 FMCW Optronics Radar Tracker (FORT) on the outside stand. This is a lightweight combined radar and electro-optic tracker ideally suited for operation on smaller naval combat vessels.

Also on the outside stand is the tripod-mounted RSR 904 NGADA short-range ground, sea and air surveillance radar suitable for detection of dismounted personnel or vehicles in a ground surveillance role, or for the detection of watercraft or aircraft. Scale models of the RSR 210N naval X-band air/ sea surveillance radar and the RSR 906 coastal surveillance radar, as well as the RSR 150 staring sensor developed for use in the vehicle active protection system market, are also shown.

Reutech Solutions is displaying its landward and naval Rogue remote control weapon platforms and the 20mm Super Sea Rogue.

Other Rogue platforms are being presented with strategic partners Denel and Paramount at their display areas.

In addition, the divisions’ customised remote site monitoring tool (Adroit), a Windows-based remote site management tool developed by a South African company, will be explained. Adroit has different interfaces available to communicate with databases from all major suppliers. A locally developed and manufactured Automatic Test Interface Unit (Generic ATE) used by the SANDF to ‘field test’ various radios for serviceability ensures that only repairable radios are backloaded for intermediate or depot-level repair.

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