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Eurosatory 2022: SHORAD shortfall prompts new mobile concept from Diehl

16th June 2022 - 14:15 GMT | by Samuel Beal in Paris

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The mobile SHORAD demonstrator vehicle from Diehl, on show at Eurosatory 2022. (Photo: Sam Beal)

Sensor-to-shooter integration lies at the core of the vehicle-based IRIS-T-SLS Mk III mobile SHORAD system from Diehl, as displayed at Eurosatory 2022.

Amid concerns in Europe over short-range air defence (SHORAD) capability gaps, especially against UAVs, Diehl Defence has showcased a mock-up of its mobile IRIS-T SLS Mk III platform at Eurosatory 2022 as a potential solution.

The IRIS-T-SLS Mk III blends all existing air defence technology from Diehl into a single wheeled armoured platform equipped with four IRIS-T surface-launched missiles.

The system seen at Eurosatory was mounted on an Eagle V 6x6 light tactical vehicle from General Dynamics European Land Systems. Maximillian Eisele, a GBAD project manager at Diehl, told Shephard that IRIS-T-SLS Mk III can fit into a 10ft frame on

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