Patents Assigned to Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
  • Publication number: 20230003497
    Abstract: An igniter system for a piece of ammunition, having at least one propellant igniter and at least one igniter element designed for transmitting ignition power and extending away from the propellant igniter. The igniter element is arranged spaced apart from the propellant igniter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Frank SCHOETZIG, Julia STRENGER, Beate BRAUER, Christopher ZIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20220390214
    Abstract: A penetrator for a projectile, in particular a subcaliber kinetic energy penetrator, comprising a tail unit and a main core having a front part and a rear part, the tail unit being arranged on the rear part of the main core. A predetermined breaking point is formed between the front part and the rear part of the main core, and the material of the predetermined breaking point is designed to be mechanically less resilient that the rest of the main core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan THIESEN, Michael GOWIN
  • Patent number: 11480400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gas piston for a weapon, which is characterized by a spring introduced in the gas piston and a plunger, which engages on one end of the spring, wherein the spring is supported by the other end at the end of the gas piston opposite the plunger. This gas piston can be a component of a gas piston assembly having a counter piston, which is for use in a weapon. The gas piston or the plunger is supported e.g. on the weapon housing. With the special construction of the gas piston or the gas piston assembly formed with same, the gas piston can be transferred from a working position into a resting position within a weapon housing of the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Bilger
  • Publication number: 20220333907
    Abstract: A penetrator for a projectile with a tail assembly, wherein the penetrator includes at least one outer body that acts in a terminal ballistic manner for attacking an armored target, in particular a battle tank with reactive armor. The cross-section of the outer body perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the outer body is a hollow cross-section. The hollow cross-section of the outer body has an area, and an area moment of inertia of the hollow cross-section is increased in comparison with a solid cross-section of at least equal area, so that the outer body has an increased bending stiffness on account of the increased area moment of inertia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Martin BERG
  • Publication number: 20220325975
    Abstract: A recoil brake for braking recoiling masses of a barreled firearm, comprising a hollow cylinde, which has an interior filled with a fluid and having a high-pressure side and a low-pressure side, a control rod arranged in the hollow cylinder, which has an end connected to the hollow cylinder, a piston rod surrounding the control rod, which is arranged within the hollow cylinder for movement in an axial direction of the hollow cylinder, a piston being formed on the piston rod, which is arranged for displacement in the axial direction and which fluidically separates the high-pressure side from the low-pressure side. A distance by which the piston is displaceable in the axial direction is at least as great as the recoil distance of the recoiling masses during a passage of a bullet through the barreled firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Florian SCHWIEGER, Berthold BAUMANN, Reinhard DOLLAK
  • Patent number: 11460277
    Abstract: The invention relates to an igniter unit for a munition, comprising a housing and at least one pyrotechnic charge, the igniter unit comprising a control and communication device arranged in the housing and at least one interface connected to the control and communication unit and arranged in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Vikorn Kadavanich, Karl-Friedrich Giebel
  • Publication number: 20220307803
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a position of an impact point of a directed-energy weapon which has an effective beam optical system and an imaging optical system. An emission of primary radiation of the directed-energy weapon is triggered as an effective beam, and radiation exiting from an irradiated object is received by the imaging optical system and directed onto a camera of a screen. A beam bundle cross section of an effective beam is covered with a reflective optical auxiliary element, the effective beam or the auxiliary beam is triggered with the beam bundle cross section covered, and primary radiation of the effective beam or of the auxiliary beam which is reflected by the reflective optical auxiliary element is received by the imaging optical system and directed onto a spot of the camera as the impact point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus LUDEWIGT
  • Publication number: 20220290935
    Abstract: A breechblock for a weapon system having a recoilable barrel and having a breechblock carrier and a rotatable breechblock head. The breechblock head is carried by the breechblock carrier. The breechblock carrier has a control cam that is divided into a number of, preferably at least four, cam sections. The actual weapon function and the unlocking of the breechblock or of the breechblock head are combined in this control cam. The breechblock head comprises a control pin, which engages in the control cam and can be guided therein. Attached to the breechblock carrier are two blocking slides, which keep the breechblock head in one of two different positions, in which positions the breechblock head can enter or leave the locking portion of the barrel, namely, a forward position in the course of the actual functioning of the weapon and a rear position during the advancement of the returning masses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter EGGERT
  • Publication number: 20220290951
    Abstract: A decoy target, system, and method for protecting moving objects. The decoy target has at least two corner reflectors which reflect radar radiation, wherein the corner reflectors are arranged in a reflector matrix in a staggered manner in terms of height, width and/or depth, specified by the at least one connecting element, corresponding to a target to be simulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias MODEREGGER, Martin FEGG
  • Publication number: 20220244008
    Abstract: A device for driving mechanical safety systems. The device contains a housing in which at least one moving piston is arranged. The piston is connected to a first toothed rack and the first toothed rack is operatively connected to a pinion. A second toothed rack is arranged for movement in the housing. As a result, the second toothed rack is displaced in the opposite direction to the movement of the piston. The device has a locking lever and a shift dog. The shift dog is mounted on the second toothed rack and is arranged such that, on movement of the second toothed rack, the shift dog can actuate the locking lever. A locking bush secures the securing shaft to be driven. The locking bush is initially transferred to an unlocked position on movement of the toothed racks and is returned to a locked position on conclusion of the movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Berthold BAUMANN, Klaus LAWITZKE
  • Patent number: 11402181
    Abstract: A weapons system with at least two HEL effectors, which have at least one beam guidance system, the use of only one laser source or one pump source for the at least two HEL effectors is provided. The beam guidance systems of the HEL effectors resort to the common laser source or common pump source. An optical link of the common laser source or of the common pump source with the beam guidance system, be it direct or indirect, is implemented by means of at least one optical switching unit, and so at least one functional, complete HEL effector of the weapons system is provided to defend against threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Jung, Klaus Ludewigt
  • Publication number: 20220221259
    Abstract: A penetrator for a projectile having a guide mechanism, the penetrator comprising at least one solid main body that acts in a terminal ballistic manner for attacking an armoured target, more particularly a tank having reactive armour, a rear region of the penetrator having a hard core that acts in a terminal ballistic manner which improves the penetration effect and is permanently connected to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Martin BERG
  • Publication number: 20220205767
    Abstract: To reduce the mass of a sabot having a pull and a push function, it is proposed that the sabot comprise mutually separate sabot parts, wherein at least one sabot part is configured such that it performs the pull function and at least one sabot part is configured such that it performs the push function. The sabot parts are nested. This can be implemented in the form of cylindrical nesting or in the form of tangential nesting. In the case of the cylindrical nesting, the outer sabot part encloses the inner sabot part along an interface. In the case of the tangential nesting, the sabot parts are divided into sabot subsegments. The latter are nested in alternating fashion in the tangential direction such that a pull-sabot subsegment and a push-sabot subsegment are nested in alternating fashion in the circumferential direction. To provide sufficient sealing, the sabot subsegments overlap one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich KELLER, Michael GOWIN, Konstantin ARZT
  • Patent number: 11371815
    Abstract: A projectile having a projectile body for holding a penetrator, a projectile rear, and a projectile ogive. The projectile body has a narrowed point, on which the penetrator can be supported. The narrowed point results in reliable breaking open of the projectile body when the projectile hits a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Stenzel, Tobias Litte, Daniel Stopper
  • Patent number: 11371790
    Abstract: A method for producing a weapon housing and to a weapon housing. Said method is characterized in that the weapon housing includes at least two sub-assemblies, an inner contour being cut into at least one solid block for each sub-assembly. The solid block is a steel block. Openings and recesses are introduced into the at least two sub-assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Blache, Heiner Schmees
  • Publication number: 20220170709
    Abstract: A breech block, in particular wedge breech block, having a breech end and a breech wedge, comprising an opener shaft with a rotationally coupled opening lever and an ejector system for pulling out cartridge cases or cartridge bases from the breech block, said ejector system comprising at least one ejector and at least one ejector lever, which actuates the ejector, wherein the ejector lever is rotationally movably mounted on the opener shaft and the ejector system has at least one transmission element which transmits a rotational movement of the opening lever to the ejector lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Ruediger BORCHERT
  • Publication number: 20220170707
    Abstract: A breech system having a weapon barrel which is mounted in a cradle such that it can be moved from a rest position to a recoil position, said breech system comprising a base piece, comprising a breech wedge which can be moved between a closed and open position, a breech mechanism which is attached to the base piece and a guide piece which is fixed to the cradle and has a guide element, wherein the guide element has an actuating element for actuating the breech mechanism, wherein the breech mechanism has a lever mechanism that can be actuated by the actuating element, wherein the breech mechanism has a locking lever which is coupled to the lever mechanism, and wherein the breech wedge can be locked in the open position by the locking lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Ruediger BORCHERT
  • Publication number: 20220146222
    Abstract: A weapon system having a breechblock, wherein the breechblock can be mechanically connected to a drive of the weapon system. The weapon system comprises means which are designed in such a way that a mechanical separation occurs between the breechblock and the breechblock drive with the recoil of the recoiling masses of the weapon system. With the forward motion of the recoiling masses, the mechanical connection between the breechblock drive and the breechblock is re-formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter EGGERT
  • Publication number: 20220146220
    Abstract: A weapon system that includes a breechblock, which is formed at least by a breechblock carrier and a breechblock head, the breechblock carrier being designed so as to carry the breechblock head. To achieve the fact that forces acting upon the breechblock drive during the unlocking of the breechblock and the withdrawal of a cartridge casing are minimized or even eliminated, the breechblock head is freely movable relative to the breechblock carrier. To separate the breechblock with a breechblock drive of the weapon system during the recoil of the recoiling masses of the weapon system, a device is designed in such a way that a mechanical separation takes place between the breechblock and the breechblock drive during the recoil of the recoiling masses of the weapon system. During the forward motion of the recoiling masses, the mechanical connection between the breechblock drive and the breechblock is reestablished via the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Michael MUELLER, Klaus-Peter EGGERT
  • Publication number: 20220146223
    Abstract: In order to ensure that forces acting on a breech drive when unlocking the breech and pulling out a cartridge case are reduced or even eliminated, a breech of a weapon system is proposed which is formed at least by one breech carrier and one breech head and the breech carrier supports the breech head. The breech carrier and the breech head can be mechanically separated from one another. This separability is achieved in that a control case which has at least one control cam is inserted in the breech carrier. In addition, the breech head has a control bolt which engages in the control cam of the control case and can be guided in it. This measure ensures that the forces acting upon the recoil of the weapon cannot act on the breech drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter EGGERT