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The Dreysean Technological Upgrade Initiative

Die Initiative für die Technologische Aufrüstung von Dreyse

This document has been produced and published by the Parliament of the Armed Republic of The Southern Isles of Dreyse and the Parliamentary Security Council of the Dreysean Defence Force for public eyes. All Dreysean news agencies are to be given access to this document for reporting usage.

Die Initiative für die Technologische Aufrüstung von Dreyse (DITAD) is a joint collaborative initiative conceived by the Parliamentary Security Council of the Dreysean Defence Force, with additional aid from our allies Shavara and Grossvietnam. The Security Council has realised that, compared to many of our allies and potential enemies, the Dreysean Defence Force is direly lacking an equally technologically advanced arsenal of weaponry and defensive systems. The end goal of this initiative is to research and develop new, superior combat systems domestically with the aid of our allies, and eventually to replace a large portion of the Dreysean Defence Forces' equipment with the products of this cooperation.

Listed below are non-classified details on several research and development projects falling under DITAD. More shall be added in the future, coinciding with the declassification of project information.

Project "Hagel" is dedicated to the research and development of a new service rifle for the Dreysean Defence Force, and a corresponding new cartridge for use in the service rifle. The intent is to provide additional firepower to the general front line troops, and to provide better effectivity against both light vehicles and buildings without the need for larger squads of heavy weapons teams. Primary goals for this design include a higher calibre chemical cartridge with a secondary electromagnetic propulsion mechanism, a bullpup layout, safe/auto/semi/three round burst fire selection, and the ability to mount standard tactical equipment such as UBGLs, sights, and IR illuminators, with a maximum weight of 7.5kg fully loaded. Secondary goals include a casignless design for the cartridge, the option of both electrical and gas-operation of the weapon action, and a subsonic version of the cartridge for use during covert operations.

Project "Ritter" is dedicated to the research and development of new combat armour for use by the Dreysean Army Corps and the Gendarmerie, as well as a form of electrical assistance exoskeleton to be worn in conjunction with this armour. The intent is to improve personal defences for the infantry and vastly improve their capabilities in an active combat situation. Primary goals for these designs include sufficient armour to protect the user from small arms fire, sufficient mobility to allow for uninhibited movement in close-quarters environments, active biological monitoring systems for use in alerting the soldier and field medics of any abnormal behaviour, active improvement to the user's strength to aid in controlling the Projecr "Hagel" Service Rifle during fully automatic or three-round-burst fire, and a maximum combined weight of 25kg. Secondary goals include a heads up display tied to the biological monitor, a possible camera-sight attachment for the Project "Hagel" Service Rifle, and various other systems, and muscle tremor dampening capabilities in the electrical assistance exoskeleton for those in sharpshooter roles.

Project "Worldwalker" is dedicated to the research and development of a bipedal Infantry Fighting Vehicle, capable of providing medium fire support to troops in urban environments with less restrictions than a more conventional IFV. Primary goals for this design include a one-man crew of a specially trained operator, suitable armour to deal with small and medium arms fire as well as non-shaped charge explosives without putting the operator in danger, the ability to utilise interchangeable weapon systems depending on situational needs, and a maximum weight of 50t. Secondary goals include 360° camera options, integrated rebreather systems to protect the operator in the event of being buried in rubble or fully submerged, and thermal insulation and cooling systems capable of protecting the operator in temperatures up to/in excess of 1600°C.

Project "Wolkenbruch" is dedicated to the research and development of a Universal Multi-Missile Launch System, capable of being used in almost all combat roles the Security Council expects we would encounter in the event of a conflict with a rival nation. This is intended to phase out our current arsenal of surface-to-air, anti-armour and anti-infantry missile launcher platforms, simplifying the logistics significantly whilst also providing far more options for dealing with more advanced vehicles. Primary goals for this design include the ability to be mounted on land vehicles, naval vessels, or a non-mobile standard platform, manual guidance systems, an at least 8 round capacity missile battery, the ability to fire a range of missiles including impact detonation shaped charge, thermobaric, airburst fragmentation and homing anti-air missiles, and a maximum weight of 35kg. Secondary goals include a complete take-down procedure capable of being completed by a trained crew in at most 5 minutes, and sufficient shielding to protect the operators in the event of an unprecedented ambush firefight.

Project "Drachen" is dedicated to the research and development of a new jet fighter, intended to function as a ground attack vehicle with dogfighting capabilities. This is intended to replace our current inventory of Panavia Tornados and Sukhoi Su-25 Grach, providing updated weaponry to the Dreysean Air Force that can compete with our foes' contemporary fighters. Primary goals include a reverse swept wing design with automatic assistance given to the pilot to help deal with the resulting slight instability, the capability to mount at least 6 air-to-ground or air-to-air missiles and 4 bombs, a nose-mounted 20mm rotary cannon, and the ability to survive near-impact detonations of MANPAD missiles. Secondary goals include a helmet mounted display system and corresponding camera systems allowing for fully unrestricted view of the jer's surroundings, an oxygen-recycling system, and a tailless/partially tailless layout.