MASS_DUERAS new naval countermeasure system unveiled at Euronaval 2012
presents for the first time at Euronaval 2012 its new naval countermeasure
MAAS_DUERAS,an enhanced optional version of MASS. In the realm of active
protection, Rheinmetall supplies high-performance “soft kill”
solutions for ground vehicles, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and
ships. Smoke/obscurant protection systems like ROSY render vehicles
invisible to the enemy if attacked, while Rheinmetall’s Multi
Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) naval countermeasures system now sets
the standard worldwide.
naval countermeasure system at Euronaval 2012
Rheinmetall’s MASS naval countermeasure
system protects ships from attacks with modern, sensor-guided anti-ship
missiles on the high seas and littoral zones as well as from asymmetric,
terrorist-type threats by firing decoy rounds which diverts incoming
missiles from their intended target.
It is connected to the ship's sensors and protects ships from attacks
by advanced, sensor-guided missiles, by launching decoys, that operate
in all relevant wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum (ultra violet,
electro-optical, laser, infrared and radar). MASS can be either plugged
into the command and control module of a naval vessel, or operate autonomously.
The Group now offers an enhanced optional version of MASS. The MASS_DUERAS
is a piggyback solution. It features launching tubes for distraction
rockets mounted on top of the MASS launcher. Anti-torpedo distraction
rockets will also be available soon.