VLAH project Update

14th of June, 2022: BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY, in collaboration with Zetor Engineering, publishes the first technical details obtained following the feasibility study.


VLAH – Technical details for the first Romanian light armored vehicle


Romanian Light Armored Vehicle (ATBTU)

Light Armored Car (ATBTU), a project announced at the beginning of this year (here the news), whose progress was presented exclusively at BSDA2022, today enjoys a massive media success, as they appeared and we present the results below. the first stage of the project – Feasibility Study.

The first Romanian light armored vehicle (ATBTU), VLAH, represents the proposal of our company for equipping the Romanian Army with a means of combat that will be manufactured 100% in Romania. The finished product is going to be a light armored 4 × 4 car, with a weight of 7 tons and a power load of 2.5 tons, totaling a maximum weight of 9.5 tons. Our goal is for the ballistic protection of the passenger compartment to be at least Level 1, according to the STANAG 4569 standard, and for explosion protection to be at least level 2a (according to STANAG 4569).

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY intends to develop the VLAH project in partnership with Zetor Engineering, which, on the occasion of the BSDA2022 exhibition, presented a Zetor GERLACH ATV armored vehicle, a viable landmark for the future Romanian vehicle.


Results of the Feasibility Study

In accordance with the research-development contract regarding the newest BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY project, the feasibility study for the realization of the first light armored vehicle made by a Romanian company was completed.

A German model from MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH was chosen for the running gear of the vehicle. As for the gearbox, VLAH will have a new 8-speed model, supplied by ZF Friedrichshafen AG. A significant advantage is the distribution of gears, which can achieve the automatic transition of the 4 × 4 car from hard to easy and vice versa, when necessary, without having to stop the vehicle while driving.

„The obvious advantage is that when there is a threat, the car can change direction regardless of the terrain, without wasting precious time in which the crew would be vulnerable”

Constantin Pintilie, Fondator & CEO

The prototype will be equipped with an all-wheel drive system from ZF Friedrichshafen AG and from Advanced Design Solution in the Czech Republic.

A major desideratum of the company is that the VLAH armored vehicle will be manufactured within Romania’s borders, with as few elements as possible from outside the country, but from the European Union, which is why the all-wheel drive stem and axles are part of the first phase of technology transfer in Romania.

The solution we propose allows easy integration of new technologies, for example changing the engine to an electric one, creating a new, silent hybrid vehicle. Also, given the rapid pace of development of technology for sensor systems, the car can be equipped with an electric generator connected to the engine shaft, to ensure the necessary level of energy. This is extremely important, because these integrated sensor systems considerably improve the safety of the crew, giving them an increased degree of environmental awareness, and therefore a much more precise mobility/maneuverability.

The Ministry of National Defense announced at the end of 2021 the intention to purchase over 1,000 new light armored tactical vehicles, in 9 basic variants .According to the specifications in the document published by MApN, we want a higher percentage of such products manufactured and purchased in Romania, which greatly encourages both the BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY initiative for the armored car prototype and our entire philosophy, to produce as much as you have “in-house”, with our people and capabilities.


Features of the VLAH armored vehicle

Crew: 1+4

Ballistic protection: STANAG 4569 Vol. 1 Lev.3

Mine protection: STANAG 4569 Vol.2 Lev. 2a, potential 2b

Turning radius: 7,5 m

Passing over obstacles with a height of 0.9m

Water passage depth: 1,2m

Range with a 200 liters tank: 600km

Maximum speed: 125 Km/h

Total weight: 7250 kilograms

Payload: 3000 kilograms


Note for editors:

Bluespace Technology started its activity in 2016 in the private defense industry and offers its customers, from the position of market leader, IT security solutions, electromagnetic shielding solutions, software applications and engineering solutions, radio and telecommunications. The company has in its portfolio the RENAR accreditation according to which, through the TEMPEST measurement laboratory and shielded enclosures, it meets the requirements of SR EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 and the ORNISS accreditation. It is certified as a manufacturing entity in the field of TEMPEST, with TEMPEST evaluation capabilities, in accordance with the Methodology for accreditation of entities performing production activities in the field of TEMPEST – INFOSEC 15. At international level, BlueSpaceTECHNOLOGY is the Romanian company that managed to meet all the criteria imposed to be recognized at EU level as a TEMPEST manufacturer and that met the NATO accreditation criteria.

More details on: www.bstech.ro

BlueSpace Technology at BSDA2022

We had a unique experience as exhibitors at BSDA2022 – BLACK SEA Defense, Aerospace and Security International Exhibition 2022

Bucharest, May 25, 2022: BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY had one of the most visited booths at BSDA2022, where it was an exhibitor alongside the company’s most important strategic partners, and if you didn’t get to visit the BST stand, we invite you to browse the article below!

The BlueSpace Stand at BSDA2022

BSDA was for us a unique experience, long awaited, but above all, the most authentic business card that BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY has ever had. In the last 2 years, our company, through its projects, has been a strong topic of interest for specialized news, but on the occasion of BSDA2022 we have shown concretely our capabilities, but also the importance of their existence locally.

Although our debut at this fair, as a Romanian manufacturer in the Defense Industry, took place at the 2018 edition, this year we returned with a considerable upgrade. With a 70 sqm stand, we hosted some of our most important and strategic partners:

Theissen Training Systems Gmbh, GLOMEX, CurtissWright, Syscom Engineering, Zetor Engineering and ELKO Romania.

During the 3 days of the event, we used few words, and the equipment and solutions exhibited spoke for us. The restoration of the digital image through electromagnetic field, state-of-the-art TEMPEST equipment, high-performance targets for training ranges, but also many other innovative solutions of great interest for the Romanian defense industry populated the BlueSpaceTECHNOLOGY stand.

Romanian Light Armored Vehicle (ATBTU)

It is extremely likely that you have heard about the prototype Light Armored Vehicle (ATBTU), a project announced at the beginning of this year (here the news). During BSDA2022, the results of the first phase of the project were presented for the first time, and in the gallery below you can find the 3D projections of the chosen chassis resulting from the feasibility study.

The first Romanian light armored vehicle (ATBTU), VLAH, represents our company’s proposal for equipping the Romanian Army with a means of combat that will be manufactured 100% in Romania. The finished product of the project is a 4×4 light armored car, with a weight of 7 tons and power load of 2.5 tons, totaling a maximum weight of 9.5 tons. Our goal is that the ballistic protection of the passenger compartment of the car is at least Level 1, according to the STANAG4569 standard, and the explosion protection is at least Level 2a (according to STANAG 4569).

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY intends to develop the VLAH project in partnership with Zetor Engineering, which, on the occasion of the BSDA2022 exhibition, presented a Zetor GERILCH armored ATV vehicle, a viable landmark for the future Romanian vehicle.

Modernization project of the TR-85 tank

Another extremely important project in our repertoire, also presented at BSDA2022 and addressed to the Romanian Army, is the project to modernize the TR-85 tank, providing a technical solution for stabilizing the turret. The project, carried out in partnership with the Military Technical Academy “Ferdinand I”, will also include the improvement of the optical system and the fire control system.

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY brings a technical solution for earth stabilization, replacing the hydraulic system with an electro-mechanical one, to be integrated in partnership with Curtiss-Wright, who participated with us at BSDA2022 with. It also aims to extend the technical solution of the present project with solutions for modernizing the optical and fire control systems, which would significantly improve the accuracy of the tank gun.

Conference and visitors

As mentioned at the beginning, the BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY booth was one of the most popular at BSDA2022, being constantly visited throughout the 3 days of the event. During the exhibition, I had the great opportunity to discuss with a number of Romanian officials, including the Minister of Defense, Vasile Dîncu, and the Chief of Defense Staff, Daniel Petrescu, about a series of development programs in the field of defense.

Moreover, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY representatives addressed the official delegations within the Naval and Land Forces panels, for the latter, the company being even sponsor of the event. Along with Mr. Constantin Pintilie, Founder and CEO of BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY, the panel dedicated to the Land Forces was also attended by representatives CurtissWright and TheissenTraining Systems Gmbh.

See you for sure at BSDA2024

Finally, we would like to thank the organizers of BSDA Exhibition Team, TNT Productions, LLC for this platform, through which we were able to convey BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY’s message so well.

I mentioned at the beginning of the article that this event was essentially our best business card, because as you can see, the things that make the difference speak for themselves and when they are seen, not just told, the change takes shape and becomes much more tangible than we imagined. That’s what BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY is about –change, for the better, through innovation and ambition.

If you didn’t get to visit us this year, we are definitely waiting for you at BSDA2024, with many new projects that we will bring until then to the Defense Industry!

For more media from BSDA2022, we invite you to access our photo album published on the company’s official facebook page:BSDA2022

Note for editors:

Bluespace Technology started its activity in 2016 in the private defense industry and offers its customers, from the position of market leader, IT security solutions, electromagnetic shielding solutions, software applications and engineering solutions, radio and telecommunications. The company has in its portfolio the RENAR accreditation according to which, through the TEMPEST measurement laboratory and shielded enclosures, it meets the requirements of SR EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 and the ORNISS accreditation. It is certified as a manufacturing entity in the field of TEMPEST, with TEMPEST evaluation capabilities, in accordance with the Methodology for accreditation of entities performing production activities in the field of TEMPEST – INFOSEC 15. At international level, BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY is the Romanian company that managed to meet all the criteria imposed to be recognized at EU level as a TEMPEST manufacturer and that met the NATO accreditation criteria.

More details on: www.bstech.ro

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY – taking part of EDEX 2021


We had the great opportunity to be an exhibitor at EDEX 2021 – one of the most well-known international fairs dedicated to the defense industry.

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY is a proud member of PATROMIL – the Romanian Association of Military Equipment Manufacturers, and through them we had our Romania’s stand at EDEX 2021, an international trade fair dedicated to the defense industry worldwide.

We participated together with 7 other Romanian companies, which constantly bring a significant contribution to the local technological development, populating the stand with captivating and innovative solutions, which aroused countless curiosities among visitors within EDEX 2021.

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY was part of the Romanian stand, together with Interactive Systems & Business Consulting SRL, Certsign SA, Drass Romania SRL, Compania Națională Romtehnica SA, Compania Națională Romarm SA, Pro Optica SA, Titan Mașini Grele SA and of course representatives of PATROMIL and Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism.

The event took place over a period of 4 days in Cairo, Egypt, at the Egypt International Exhibition Center and hosted over 400 exhibitors and 30,000+ visitors.

The EDEX Fair is fully supported by the Egyptian Armed Forces and presents a new opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest technologies, equipment and systems for land, sea and air defense.

In the context of the current pandemic, this event is the first exhibition fair in which BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY participates in the last 2 years and in which we were able to make known to the external public the latest solutions and innovations, taking care that all necessary safety measures are taken.


EXTERNAL SOURCES

The Romanian Association of Military Equipment Manufacturers – PATROMIL is an NGO whose vision is to become the main technical consultant for domestic and international decision makers in the field of the Romanian military industry.

Egypt Defence EXPO 2021 – EDEX is fully supported by Egyptian Armed Forces and presents a brand new opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest technology, equipment and systems across land, sea, and air.

“Compromising Electromagnetic Emissions – The Approach From the Perspective of Classified Information Protection”

On April 1, 2019, the Office of the National Registry of State Secret Information (O.R.N.I.S.S.) organized a seminar on “Compromising Electromagnetic Emissions – The Approach From the Perspective of Classified Information Protection”, which took place at the Carol I Central University Library, str Bolteanu nr. 1, Bucharest.

SC BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY S.R.L., together with INTRIPLE A.S. have supported this activity, raising considerable problems in the field of ensuring the protection of classified information transmitted through communication systems.

The subject was approached from the theoretical point of view, with a teaching material support presenting the risks, their causes and methods of combating the problems, as well as from a practical point of view, with demonstrations related to the vulnerabilities that the compromising electromagnetic emissions pose to computer systems and communications that convey classified information.

The term “TEMPEST” is a focal point around which all the topics presented during the seminar were gravitated. Both O.R.N.I.S.S. and the rest of the participants expressed their common interest in this area of electronic protection against the issuance of compromising transmissions. This highlights the importance of knowing the level of risk we are exposed to, as well as the protection methods that can be implemented with the equipment developed in this respect.

Moreover, O.R.N.I.S.S., along with its official partners and invited guests, as well as representatives of the accredited laboratories, wanted to inform the public of interest, especially the institutions with a role in national defense, about the reality of the technological evolution accompanied by a the multitude of risks and the seriousness with which they should be treated.

A demonstration of the possibility of restoring the image from a desktop to another screen with the help of a set of electromagnetic interference equipment has made a considerable contribution to the importance of the institutions dealing with the subject, together with TEMPEST solutions and electromagnetic shielding domains. This demonstration by INTRIPLE A.S. has raised many question marks among the invitations but has also made clear the assertions about the technological dangers we are unintentionally exposed to, which are not given the right amount of credibility.

In the continuation of the April 1 seminar, guests from INTRIPLE A.S. have held TEMPEST training courses, which used specialized equipment and were held over two days on April 2 and 3, 2019.

Among the technical information presented, O.R.N.I.S.S. has also provided an overview over the required protocols and existing legislation on electromagnetic shielding methods, according to NATO and ISO standards.

Covering a large number of issues of interest in the protection of classified information, the seminar organized by O.R.N.I.S.S., with the support of S.C. BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY S.R.L. and INTRIPLE AS, has reached its goal of informing and reporting on the rapid and alarming development of a field, for which every institution, carrying out activities in national security and beyond, should be prepared and in continuous exploitation and research into possible risks, using appropriate, effective and in accordance with the norms imposed at NATO, EU and national levels.

BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY at BSDA 2018 Exhibition

We had the pleasure to participate as exhibitors at the 7th edition of Black Sea Defense & Aerospace exhibition.

Thank you for being with us: partners, collaborators, guests, and organizers.

If you stopped at our stand what probably got your attention was the demonstration platform for infantry target, as well as the platform for image reconstruction from a commercial working display.

The infantry precision target used for training, exposed by the THEISSEN company, is a three-dimensional Automatic Marking System. BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY and the German company THEISSEN became collaborators with the occasion of the polygon implementation project for an important governmental Romanian client. The solution for this polygon is an integrated intelligent system, which particularity consists also of adaptive sensors using, which were presented at the exhibition. The polygon offers the possibility of a complex and complete training, by creating tactical situations for each shooter.

The platform for remote image reconstruction from a working display was presented by INTRIPLE. This Czech company is BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY’s collaborator for products internal testing, INTRIPLE producing TEMPEST testing equipment and systems.

Inside BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY stand you could appreciate samples of our partner company TRANSITION NETWORKS’s products. We use these products as communication modules in our implemented systems.

Besides us you met CA TECHNOLOGIES company, IT&C infrastructure security monitoring developer, who presented for you information systems management products.

Probably BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY’s products would had found a later path to our clients, without our trustful partners.

We have exposed for you a few devices manufactured under BlueSpace TECHNOLOGY trademarks – pangolin™ and digitalwave™ – devices used in the systems that we are implementing: Mini Desktop TEMPEST, RF Switch Matrix, A level TEMPEST central unit.

We are glad that we have participated in BSDA exhibition, beside important international names in the field, with security and defense solutions that our clients are using.

Invitation at BSDA 2018 Exhibition

We have the pleasure to invite you to the 7th Edition of Black Sea Defense & Aerospace exhibition.

Together with several partners and collaborators from the industry we activate in, we will do our best to present to you into an enjoyable way a sample of our work.

We will expose for you pangolin™ and digitalwave™ equipment, our brands dedicated on specialties. We also prepared platforms for functional simulations and technical demonstrations, for products that are already in use at our clients or products that we are developing.

Dear friends, clients, business partners or competitors, technology enthusiasts, future collaborators, see you all at the exhibition!

BSDA 2018 is International tri-service defense Exhibition and Conference dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Homeland Security, Cyber Security and Safety & Security, being supported by and held in Bucharest, ROMANIA.

Date: 16th – 18th of May 2018
Venue: ROMAERO S.A., Bucharest – ROMANIA
Organized by: TNT Productions Romania and
TNT Productions, LLC
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