Rheinmetall unveils new low-signature weapon system Fly-K at Milipol in Paris
Today's armed forces increasingly find themselves deployed in out-of-area missions. In scenarios like these, troops are exposed to a multitude of different threats.
Keeping a low profile can help, and not just during commando-type operations. Being able to engage the enemy without revealing one's own position can give friendly troops a vital edge.
Rheinmetall Defence has concluded a licensing agreement with the Swiss firm Cathyor Engineering S.A. for Fly-K, an innovative low-signature weapon that Rheinmetall will be showcasing at MILIPOL 2007 for the first time. This carefully targeted expansion of the Group's product portfolio is set to give Rheinmetall customers the critical advantage of being all but undetectable on the battlefield.
Globally unique, Fly-K consists consists of a tried-and-tested family of ammunition already used by a number armies as well as the accompanying launcher.
A wide variety of different ammunition types are already available, including high explosive, white phosphorous smoke/obscurant, and practice rounds. The Fly-K family of ammunition also features an illumination round for the visual and infrared spectrum; others contain grappling hooks and anti-frogman warheads.
An HE round with a proximity fuse is planned, as are several variants with non-lethal payloads (red phosphorous smoke/obscurant, CS and OC gas, flash & bang stun ammunition) and marking rounds (coloured smoke and chemo-luminescent markers).
The weapon is designed for use in a wide variety of tactical scenarios:
This revolutionary principle revolves around the unique interaction of the weapon and ammunition. As soon as the weapon transmits the ignition impulse to the ammunition, an enclosed internal propelling system launches the round. Among other things, this approach offers the following advantages:
Low signature during launch:
Efficient, versatile, safe: