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03-04-2017 | Diehl Defence, Unternehmensnews, Produktnews

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for the development and production of the next generation anti-ship missile system. The total order value amounts to SEK3.2 billion and deliveries will take place during the period 2017-2026.The contract signed is a development programme of an anti-ship missile system in both air-launched and ship-launched configurations. The next generation anti-ship missile system will be integrated on the new Gripen E fighters and in the Visby class corvettes.“These next generation missiles will provide the Swedish Air Force and the Royal Swedish Navy with greatly improved capabilities, compared to other missiles on the market. They will have the capability to engage any target, in all conditions”, says Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO of Saab.The missile system has an improved combat range, an upgraded target seeker, and a lower mass compared to the earlier system. It also has an ability...Read more

01-02-2017 | Diehl Defence, Unternehmensnews

As a partner of the Bundeswehr and numerous international armed forces, Diehl Defence develops and delivers high-tech equipment in the fields of ground-based air defence, guided missiles, ammunition as well as training and protection systems. Changes in the markets and new requirements on the part of our customers necessitate proactive measures. We have therefore decided to concentrate our defence business, as from February 1, 2017, under a single roof: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KGThe new company will assume both the tasks of the previous Diehl Defence Holding GmbH and the business activities of the business unit Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG. The existing board of management of both companies will remain unchanged, comprising:Dipl-Kfm. Claus Günther, Strategy and Investments, PresidentDipl.-Betriebsw. (BA) Thomas Bodenmüller, Chief Financial Officer,Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Kroth, Chief Technology Officer,Dipl-Ing. (BA) Helmut Rauch, Chief Program Officer. The contact data of...Read more

08-12-2016 | Diehl Defence, Unternehmensnews, Produktnews

The functionality of the short-range air-to-air missile IRIS-T (Infra Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled), produced by Diehl Defence, Germany, and having been selected for the combat jets Eurofighter/Typhoon, F-16, EF-18, Tornado and Gripen, has again been extended. After its initial optimization for air-to-air use, it has already been procured for short-range (IRIS-T SLS) ground-based air defence. Now functionality has been enhanced with an air-to-surface engagement capability. This basic air-to-ground capability provides the ability to acquire, track and engage individual ground targets like boats/ships, small buildings and vehicles and has been successfully verified in September 2016 by a test firing from a Norwegian F-16. Now usable in air-to-ground engagements as well, IRIS-T is the worldwide best performing short-range air-to-air missile setting new standards in its market segment. As part of full aircraft integration, IRIS-T supports a configuration with various...Read more