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Lockheed, MBDA form JV for Germany’s TLVS

13th March 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin and MBDA Deutschland have formed a new joint venture (JV) to pursue the German military’s next generation integrated air and missile defence system, TLVS, Lockheed announced on 8 March.

The JV will manage the programme should MBDA's bid be signed off with the procurement office for the Bundeswehr, BAAINBw.

MBDA submitted its proposal for the programme in late 2016. The offer is based on its MEADS technology, to provide 360-degree, mobile air and missile defence coverage for the accurate identification and defeat of threats.

Thomas Gottschild, managing director of MBDA Germany, said: ‘With this JV, we will have the agility and ability to successfully make timely decisions in an integrated fashion. We will also have direct access to the most advanced test and simulation facilities and the pooled expertise and resources of MBDA and Lockheed Martin.’

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