Karl-Heinz Rippert


Dr. Karl-Heinz Rippert

Future Forces Forum Future Forces Individual Systems Congress (FFISC) - International Industry Day 2018 Future Forces Exhibition 2018

Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBW)
German Armed Forces


Next Update of Infanterist der Zukunft - Extended System

The follow-up procurement of the German dismounted soldier program „Infanterist der Zukunft – Extended System (IdZ-ES)“  in the new platoon configuration will be briefed. A short overview of the system will be given, covering clothing, protection weapon and sensors and C4I subsystems. Improvements, changes and residual gaps as well as the way ahead will complete the briefing.

Curriculum Vitae

Diplom-Ingenieur, Dr.-Ing. in mechanical engineering / optics

1984    Scientist  at  the Institute for Applied Optics, University Stuttgart, Germany

1990    Project manager for optronics at Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement   

2000    Head of  laser & optronics section  and R&T branch semiconductors, laser & optronics, radar technologies and  pattern & information processing

            Panel member of  NATO RTO SET ,WEAG

2004    Head of Dismounted Soldier Systems Programs IdZ

            Leader R&T soldier equipment, Member NATO AC225, EDA

2008    Head of soldier personal equipment, curator Carl Crantz society

2013    Head of optronics, lasers and acoustics branch 

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