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Micropol Fiberoptic Delivers Solutions for Diehl Defence’s IRIS-T SLM System

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Micropol Fiberoptic Delivers Solutions for Diehl Defence’s IRIS-T SLM System

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Micropol Fiberoptic Delivers Solutions for Diehl Defence's IRIS-T SLM System
Micropol Fiberoptic Delivers Solutions for Diehl Defence's IRIS-T SLM System

Diehl Defence, a leading system house in the field of ground-based air defence from Germany, delivers high-tech solutions for the defence and security industry. The company is well-known for the advanced air defence system IRIS-T SLM. Micropol and Diehl Defence have a long-term collaboration to which Micropol contributes with high-speed and reliable fiber optic communication for the IRIS-T SLM ground-based air defence system. Diehl Defence, headquartered in Überlingen, concentrates the Diehl Group’s business activities in the fields of defence and security and is a leading supplier of state-of-the-art air defence systems. As partner of the German Bundeswehr and 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. Diehl Defence generates annual sales of over 1.2 billion euros with about 3,700 employees.

Air defence systems are used to protect the population, important buildings and objects as well as ground troops against attacks from the air. Particularly ground-based air defence is capable of providing continuous area protection over the long term. The system is one of the world´s most advanced air defence systems and provides comprehensive 360° protection against aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and other aerial threats. During 2022, the IRIS-T SLM ground-based air defence system was included in the military aid package that Germany provided to Ukraine. The system is combat proven and according to the customer, it achieved a close to 100 percent hit rate even in waves of attack with more than 12 targets.

“We have been working closely with Diehl Defence for a long time and we are proud to see our products being included in a world class air defence system like IRIS-T SLM, says Adam Svasek, Regional Sales Manager Micropol Fiberoptic GmbH.

IRIS-T SLM Air Defence System.
IRIS-T SLM Air Defence System. (Photo by Diehl Defence)

Micropol Fiberoptic has a long-standing cooperation with Diehl Defence by providing high-speed and reliable fiberoptic communication to the combat proven IRIS-T SLM ground-based air defence system. Diehl Defence uses Micropol´s FALCON expanded beam products to enable high-speed fiber optic communication between the different units in the IRIS-T SLM system. The FALCON expanded beam´s market leading insertion loss at -0,8dB (1310 nm) guarantees that even despite long distances and multiple cables between the units, the data link remains strong even in the most critical situations. Deploying the heavy-duty fiber optic cable between the different units is done using Micropol’s tactical backpack. The ergonomic backpack is specifically designed for field deployment of optical fiber in harsh surroundings. The backpack has a built in crank handle that allows for easy rewinding of the cable when it’s time to relocate.

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