Germany signs $1.3B contract for new air defence systems

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The German armed forces are expecting to receive new short range air defense systems that will protect them against cruise missiles and kamikaze drones.

According to Rheinmetall, Germany’s military procurement agency, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), has entered into a €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) contract with the Short- and Very Short-Range Air Defence System Consortium (ARGE NNbS) for the development of the “Air Defence System, Short- and Very Short-Range,” or LVS NNbS.

The ARGE NNbS, comprised of Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH, Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG, and Hensoldt Sensors GmbH, will work collectively on this project, with each company contributing to its respective workshare. The primary objective of LVS NNbS development will be to optimize medium-range defense and create high mobility air defense capabilities in order to safeguard maneuvering forces against aerial threat, even when in motion.

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This project has several important goals, including establishing seamless network of individual components and integrating the medium range IRIS T – SLMThe guided missile will ensure interoperability and expand the intercept area to effectively counter short-range threats. The planned networking will facilitate connections with IRIS T-SLM Fire Units currently under procurement as well as future acquisitions of the Skyranger 30 ground-based mobile air defense system.

The responsibility for this project rests with the German defense industry, with ARGE NNbS serving as the German government’s contract partner. By consolidating complementary core capabilities from various German defense contractors, ARGE NNbS aims to harness the essential knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to meet the project’s requirements.

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