Rheinmetall has acquired vehicle protection system manufacturer IBD Deisenroth Engineering for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on 26 March.
The acquisition will bolster Rheinmetall’s force protection portfolio, the company noted, adding the active and passive vehicle protection capabilities of family-ran Lohmar, Germany-based IBD Deisenroth to the Dusseldorf firm’s remit.
This includes the older Advanced Modular Armor Protection active system and the Modular Expandable Armor System composite armour system. IBD Diesenroth revealed a new concept in June 2018 dubbed SMART PROTech, a system designed to provide active protection from tandem warheads for main battle tanks (MBTs) and medium-to-heavy armoured fighting vehicles.
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