Diehl Defence successfully demonstrated its Ground Based Air Defence System, IRIS-T SLM, at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa on January 14, 2014.
The IRIS-T SLM Ground Based Air Defence System is characterized by its modular design and open system architecture. In the current campaign, IRIS-T SLM consisted of the new CEAFAR radar of CEA Technologies, Australia, a Tactical Operation Center (TOC) employing both the BMD-Flex command, control and communication system of Terma A/S, Denmark, and the Oerlikon Skymaster battle management system of Rheinmetall Air Defence, Switzerland as well as the IRIS-T SL launching station with Diehl Defence missiles. All elements were integrated into the system by the Diehl Defence Sensor, Fire, and Weapon Control.
IRIS-T SLM detected the low flying target drone of type DO DT-25 and established a stable track which was classified as hostile. The missile was launched at a distance of about 20 km and intercepted the target with a direct hit. During the entire flight, target data updates from the radar were provided to the missile through the data link allowing the infrared seeker to lock onto the target in flight for the endgame. All hardware and software components performed flawlessly.
For the first time, Diehl Defence demonstrated the full functionality of the IRIS-T SLM system comprising its own setup for radar, TOC and launcher in a real live firing. This event followed two successful test firings carried out last November, during which the IRIS-T SL launcher and missile were tested as part of the German development contract of Diehl Defence with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAIN Bw).
Diehl-Raytheon Missile Systeme (DRM) was awarded a contract of more than $30 million for the sale of AIM-9L/I-1 tactical Sidewinder missiles, training missiles and ground support equipment. Diehl BGT Defence will refurbish German AIM-9L missiles as part of the sale
Al Jaber Group and Diehl Defence signed a joint venture during IDEX 2011. The agreement is dedicated for the joint modernisation and upgrade of the United Arab Emirates military land vehicles
Consortium headed by Rheinmetall to build demonstrator for first comprehensive system for protecting Bundeswehr bases abroad A consortium led by Rheinmetall Defence of Düsseldorf, Germany, is to build a prototype version of a fully networked system for protecting Bundeswehr camps, semi-static bases and similar installations. Germany’s Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) awarded the project engineering contract to Rheinmetall, Thales Defence Deutschland and Diehl BGT Defence
The missile system house Diehl BGT Defence has won Saudi Arabia as a new export customer for the IRIS-T air-to-air guided missile. Both the Eurofighter Typhoon as well as the Tornado combat aircraft of the Saudi Air Force are to be equipped with IRIS-T missiles
On September 22, 2008, Diehl BGT Defences GPS/INS-guided glide missile HOPE for the first time demonstrated its full operational performance during a test campaign of the Federal Office for Military Technology and Procurement (BWB).>> Following a successful gliding flight, the glide missile proved its extraordinary target precision through a direct hit
LAUPHEIM, Germany --- Following the successful negotiations and sales agreement between EADS/Airbus and Diehl/Thales, ownership of the Airbus plant in Laupheim, Germany, has now been transferred to Diehl and Thales. The transfer was effective as of October 1, 2008 and the plant now operates under the name of "Diehl Aircabin GmbH", in which Diehl holds a 51% interest and Thales 49%
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