The Mobile Modular Protection System (MMS) - assuring flexible, highly effective ballistic cover, when and where it is needed
Compelling levels of tactical, operational and strategic mobility, outstanding combat effectiveness, and maximum survivability - all of these are key requirements for modern military systems, whether they operate on land, at sea or in the air.
Moreover, they apply equally to offensive and defensive assets. Just like tanks and helicopters, military installations and other stationary facilities often need to be hardened as well - even when they are occupied only temporarily. Rheinmetall offers a wide range of innovative solutions in this domain.
An excellent example of this is the Mobile Modular Protection System (MMS), which Rheinmetall is presenting at AUSA. Whether it is used for reinforcing mobile checkpoints, for hardening shelters in forward operating bases or protecting portholes and machine gun positions on board ships, the MMS assures maximum flexibility in all climate zones, meeting the need for swiftly deployable protection in accordance with STANAG 4569, even in difficult terrain.
The MMS basic model is designed to serve as a mobile fighting position. Consisting of seven modular elements, it features an internal radius of two metres. In terms of handling and design, it fully complies with the company's KISS principle: keep it simple and safe. Thanks to its modular, self-explanatory design, two people can assemble it in less than thirty minutes.
Compared with conventional sandbag defences, the advantages of the composite material used here are by no means restricted to rapid deployability and antiballistic effectiveness: it is also much lighter, with the basic model weighing just 1,800 kilograms.
Another major advantage is its operational flexibility. The system's modularity means that it can be readily adapted to meet the specific dimensions and level of protection required by the user.
Finally, Rheinmetall's MMS lends itself to applications other than purely military ones. It can be deployed to protect critical infrastructure, for instance, or in a law enforcement role - whenever and wherever a high degree of ballistic protection is required.