Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH
05/01/2003: Leopard 2 main battle tanks for the Greece Army


Leopard 2 HEL main battle tanks for the Hellenic Armed Forces

The Hellenic Ministry of Defence and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann have signed a contract concerning the procurement of 170 new Leopard 2 HEL (Hellenic) main battle tanks for the Hellenic Army on 20th March 2003. Apart from the Leopard ed recovery vehicles and armoured vehicle launched bridges, and also includes services in the fields of logistics PARD 2, the scope of supply contains further heavy vehicles in the Leopard family, such as armour and training and simulation. The vehicles will be delivered between 2006 and 2009.

Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (former STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH) will participate in this program as a main sub contractor of KMW and deliver the combat system consisting of the fire control system, the computer controlled tank test system (RPP+ HEL) and the command control and communication system (C3I) INIOCHOS. The contract value for Rheinmetall Defence Electronics will be more than 110 Million Euro.

The fire control system FLT2-10 mainly consists of the gunner's primary sight EMES15, the fire control computer with sensors and control units. Integrated in the gunner's primary sight is: an eye safe LASER for distance measuring, an optical day sight channel, and a thermal imager OPHELIOS. All three lines of sight are 3-axis-stabilized via one single mirror. This feature ensures a very high and reliable precision.

The tanks will be equipped with a C3I system "INIOCHOS" based on former developments of Rheinmetall Defence Electronics. Main task of INIOCHOS is to support the tank commander to rapidly exchange actual battlefield data within his task force, to give and receive orders, to display the situation in the relevant part of the battlefield. As a state of the art C3I system, INIOCHOS will use the NATO standard data model ATCCIS (L2DIEM). INIOCHOS will transmit its data through the Greece Army’s digital radio PR4G.

The computer controlled tank test system RPP+HEL is surveying online the turret electronics. The operation mode "TEST" is enabling the tank commander to assess the operational status of his tank. In the operation mode "FLOCK" the maintenance personnel is able perform fault isolation on the level of "lowest replaceable units" (LRU). The RPP+HEL is operated via the tactical terminal of the command and control system INIOCHOS.

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Rheinmetall DeTec AG
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