Battlenet Inside

Open, standardised and proven electronic architecture "BATTLENET INSIDE" is the innovative electronic architecture developed by RENAULT TRUCKS Defense for its equipment, based on IP technologies: Switched Ethernet, SNMP administration, Voice over IP, MPEG4 video standard, Open Source developments.

The "Battlenet Inside" Ethernet architecture includes:

Operating safety

  • Two Ethernet buses
  • A fibre optic network connecting the two Ethernet buses
  • IP interfaces

This architecture provides operational advantages designed to: 

-       Improve the combat effectiveness of:

  • Both the vehicle and its crew through the networking of all onboard equipment, as well as the multiplatform energy management systems via the interconnection of all the digitized battlefield platforms so as to share the tactical situation and undertake collaborative engagements.

-       Improve modularity and scalability through "plug and play" for all types of:

  • Weapon system;
  • C4ISTAR system;
  • Protection system. 

-       Reduce costs throughout the service life by:

  • Reducing development, integration and improvement times and costs;
  • Facilitating and reducing maintenance costs through "HUMS" predictive maintenance systems.




Parallel hybrid technology

Guarantee of performance, reliability, safety, ease of use and cost control

To meet new military requirements, RENAULT TRUCKS Defense has chosen to transfer the parallel hybrid technology developed for the civil products of the Volvo Group to its own applications.

Consisting of an "I- SAM" electric machine, positioned between the engine and the gearbox, the hybrid powertrain unit:

-       Very significantly increases the vehicle's mobility: 60% more power delivered instantaneously;

-       Allows approach missions to be carried out in stealth mode (noise and InfraRed): electrical mode only;

-       Allows the vehicle to be used as an additional source of power: thermal-combustion engine running or use of battery power;

-       Allows the batteries to be recharged through an external power source: "plug-in" mode;

-       Reduces fuel consumption over broken ground: reduced "fuel" supply chain requirements.

In contrast to complex solutions (series hybrid technology), this one allows conventional platforms to be used to reduce the costs of hybridized vehicle variants.

Through the addition of a very limited number of mass market components used in civil applications and contained in a secure space (engine compartment), the solution proposed by RENAULT TRUCKS Defense meets the reliability, safety and ease of use standards essential in equipment to be supplied to future armed forces.