CANSEC, Canada's Global Defence and Security trade show of 2023, is set to take over Ottawa from 31 May to 1 June. Rheinmetall will showcase its latest advancements at indoor booth #1121 and outdoor booth #3021.

Some of the solutions on display include its Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGVs), the Water Treatment System from the ASUWPS program, the Satellite Communication on the Move (SOTM) system, and many more.

Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGVs): Rheinmetall will have on display the Polaris MRZR D4 ultra-light tactical vehicle augmented with the Rheinmetall PATH autonomy kit (A-kit), an artificial intelligence (AI)- powered navigation system. Already in service in the Canadian Army and proven in worldwide operations, the MRZR D4 platform is a low-risk, reliable vehicle developed for special operations, as well as off-road and expeditionary missions. Once equipped with the PATH A-kit, the MRZR D4 vehicle supports crewed, autonomous, and remote teleoperation with the ability to seamlessly transition between each mode. With its multi-mission capabilities, including logistic transport, fire support, and medical evacuation, it can support a wide variety of modules. The autonomous MRZR D4 at Rheinmetall’s indoor booth will feature a surveillance and CBRN detection payload.

At its outdoor booth, Rheinmetall will be showcasing a cargo version of its Mission Master SP platform. This low-profile A-UGV is engineered to assist dismounted soldiers in a wide range of missions, including high-risk situations, while keeping them out of harm’s way.

Water Treatment System from the ASUWPS program: The Department of National Defence has recently awarded contracts to Rheinmetall Canada for the acquisition and in-service support for the Advanced Sub-Unit Water Purification System (ASUWPS) program. Rheinmetall Canada and his partner BluMetric will be delivering an autonomous, self-contained water purification system that will provide potable water at a sub-unit level (250 persons) from practically any source. The ASUWPS water treatment subsystem will be displayed at the outdoor booth.

 Satellite Communication on the Move (SOTM) system: As part of the SOTM programme, Rheinmetall Canada, in partnership with Elbit Systems, is supplying the Canadian Armed Forces with the Vehicular Subsystem (VSS) capability. The VSS will be on display at the indoor booth. SOTM provides long-range voice and data connectivity between deployed command vehicles, liaison elements, high-priority sensor vehicles, and tactical headquarters and command posts.

Furthermore, Rheinmetall will showcase an array of products and technologies developed through strategic partnerships, all aimed at providing solutions for upcoming Canadian programs.