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Germany commits €1.2 billion to close air defence system

26th January 2024 - 16:59 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


The contract will include integration of existing systems. (Image: Diehl)

German consortium ARGE NNbS will meet German military requirements for short-range and very short-range air defence under a system which will integrate new and existing air defence assets.

Germany’s Short- and Very Short-Range Air Defence System Consortium (ARGE NNbS) has been awarded a €1.2 billion (US$1.5 billion) contract to provide the country with an air defence which will integrate existing and new systems.

Under the Air Defence System, Short- and Very Short-Range (LVS NNbS) requirement, the consortium of Rheinmetall Electronics, Diehl Defence and Hensoldt Sensors will optimise medium-range air defence, as well as developing high-mobility air defence capabilities for protecting manoeuvre forces from aerial threats.

The contract has been split at approximately €607 million to Rheinmetall, €339 million for Diehl and €284 million for Hensoldt.

Key objectives include achieving the necessary networking of individual components, integration of the medium-range IRIS T-SLM guided missile, assuring interoperability and extending the intercept zone to include short-range threats.

Networking will enable connection to the IRIS T-SLM fire units currently under procurement as well as to the Skyranger 30 ground-based mobile air defence system as it enters service.

The consortium was formed in 2021 and in a statement released the time said it “aimed to deliver an indigenous and low-risk solution for Germany with comprehensive logistics support including integration of components already in use by the Bundeswehr”.

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