Germany's future air defence system against short-range and very short- range aerial threats, including UAVs, will make use of commercially available systems and system components.
The new German air defence system, the LVS NnbS, will bridge a current capability gap when it comes to protecting ground troops during deployed operations as well as securing tactical operation centres and other assets against short- and very short-range aerial threats.
Rheinmetall Electronics of Bremen, Diehl Defence of Überlingen and Hensoldt Sensors announced recently that hey had signed a joint agreement to co-operate in a special partnership known as an “Arbeitsgemeinschaft”, or ARGE, which will submit a tender to provide a national, low-risk air-defence solution that features proven systems and subsystems, including integration of components already in use by the German military.
Comprehensive logistical support will also be available in Germany for the short-range and very short-range air defence system.
Rheinmetall’s Electronic Solutions and Vehicle Systems divisions brings years of experience in developing and supplying defence systems, especially in the fields of vehicles, communication and integration.
Diehl Defence specialises in the development and manufacture of guided missiles. It has established itself in the international marketplace with modern system solutions for ground-based air defence.
As a supplier of key national technologies, Hensoldt will contribute its expertise as well as battle-tested products such as radars. The company is noted for its comprehensive product commonalities, especially in the spheres of air space surveillance, target classification and identification.