Extremely resilient, highly specialized and well-trained: Pilots in fighter aircraft fly sorties to monitor airspace and international borders, to provide support for land and naval operations in global missions – ready for action around the clock, 24 hours a day. In case of an alert, every single minute is crucial, every move has to be exactly right. Pilots must be able to rely on the onboard weapon systems – in air combat, in precise engagement of ground targets at long distance and, not least, for their own protection.
Today´s air threats are posed by short- and medium range rockets, unmanned air vehicles or grenades. They threaten populated regions and cities, facilities and objects. Moreover, camps of international troops in war and crisis zones are also exposed to these threats. Ground-based air defence units contribute to safeguarding as well as protecting the population and soldiers in action.
Based on the new IRIS-T SL (Surface Launched) guided missile, Diehl Defence is offering armed forces a modern and economic solution for an entire air defence system.
With its broad product range of highly advanced guided missiles, Diehl Defence contributes to the protection and robustness of national and allied armed forces. The highly efficient precision weapons can be integrated into a variety of carrier platforms for air-, ground- and naval missions.