Diehl Defence is participating with an extensive product presentation in this year's ILA Berlin, taking place from June 22 to 26 at the exhibition site at Berlin airport.
While ILA 2020 only took place as a virtual event due to the pandemic, the company will be present with hardware exhibits in hall 4 as well as on the outdoor static display this year.
ILA 2022 is characterized by innovation and sustainability. In addition, the national security situation and equipment for armed forces have been attracting more and more public interest.
Against this background, Diehl Defence's ILA booth will mainly focus on guided missile technology, for which the company is known as an international leader within the industry. Guided missiles for air-to-air missions that are already in service among armed forces (IRIS-T) will be on display, but also demonstrators representing contributions of Diehl technology to future applications.
This involves, in particular, the European Future Combat Air System (FCAS) consisting of the subsystems Next Generation Fighter, Remote Carrier and Air Combat Cloud. With regard to FCAS, Diehl Defence contributes its expertise primarily in the field of Remote Carriers and as member of the Future Combat Mission System (FCMS) GbR in the area of networking, sensor and effector technology.
On the static display, Diehl Defence will exhibit its ground-based air defence system IRIS-T SLM – a system "made in Germany" – with all its components. This system is designed for countering threats posed by enemy aircraft, helicopters and drones at a range of up to 40 km and a height of up to 20 km. Diehl Defence is thus expanding its market position as leading system supplier of air defence systems with products in operational use.
The capabilities of the IRIS-T SLM system, which is currently in production, meets the requirements of further, potential customers, among them the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition, Diehl Defence is working on the extension of the IRIS-T product family for ground-based air defence by a version for the defence of hypersonic threats. The so-called IRIS-T HYDEF is a two-stage missile containing IRIS-T basic technology, extended by a highly agile upstage. It is part of the exhibition on the booth in hall 4.