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IAI and MBDA Germany to Jointly Bid for Electronic Air Defense and Electronic Warfare Training


IAI and MBDA Germany to Jointly Bid for Electronic Air Defense and Electronic Warfare Training

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ELTA Systems Scorpius-T
ELTA Systems Scorpius-T

IAI defense electronics subsidiary, ELTA Systems, and MBDA Germany GmbH, have announced a new agreement for joint promotion of solutions in the fields of Electronic Warfare (EW) and EW training in Germany. Scorpius is the first electronic warfare (EW) system in the world capable of simultaneously targeting multiple threats, across frequencies and in different directions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement outlines planned cooperation on the promotion of joint solutions for Air Defense and Electronic Warfare training based on ELTA’s ground-breaking EW technology: The Scorpius family of EW systems, in conjunction with MBDA Germany’s expertise in air defense and training systems. Within the framework of the MoU, the companies will offer the German armed forces a ground-based jammer for electronic air-defense based on ELTA’s Scorpius-G system, as well as an advanced threat emulator for EW training based on the company’s Scorpius-T system. MBDA Germany will utilize its expertise in defense and training systems to ensure integration and future adaptations into the European/German defense training organization’s system of systems.

Adi Dulberg, General Manager of ELTA Systems’ Intelligence, Communications and EW Division, stated that “ELTA is excited to be cooperating with MBDA in the German market. The combination of MBDA’s system engineering and integration capabilities, and its deep knowledge of Air Defense and EW training, together with ELTA’s innovative Scorpius EW systems, will help the German customer greatly enhance its abilities in electronic defense and training, and effectively address the challenging threats of the modern arena.”

Guido Brendler, Sales and Business Development Director of MBDA Germany, noted that “Electronic Air Defense and Electronic Warfare Training is an essential capability for our customers. It is our ambition to provide the German Armed Forces with the best Ground-Based Air Defense technology and EW performance available. IAI and MBDA have been working together intensively in that field over the last year. By combining the innovation and expertise of IAI and MBDA, we will be well positioned to provide the German Armed Forces with the advanced Air Defense solutions needed to meet 21st century security challenges.”

MBDA is the only European defence group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). With a significant presence in five European countries and within the USA, in 2021 MBDA achieved revenue of 4.2 billion euros. In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development. MBDA is jointly owned by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%), and Leonardo (25%).

ELTA Systems Ltd (ELTA) is an Israeli provider of defense products and services specializing in radar, ELINT, COMINT, C4ISTAR, Electronic Warfare, Communication, Autonomous Ground Systems, Intelligence and Cyber products. ELTA, a group and subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, is one of Israel’s major defence electronics companies specializing in a variety of fields. The company was established in 1967 and moved to Ashdod as part of Levi Eshkol’s policy of industry decentralization. The group operates as a designer and manufacture of defense systems house with products based on electromagnetic sensors (radar, electronic warfare and communication) and on other advanced technologies.[2]

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