Israel's IAI and HENSOLDT Cooperate on Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities for Germany

According to a press release by IAI, German Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is cooperating with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to supply new radars to the German Armed Forces to modernise their airspace surveillance and build up Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) capabilities.

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has placed an order for the delivery and installation of four long-range radars worth approximately 200 million euros as part of the "Hughes Air Defence Radar Nachfolgesystem" (HADR NF) program.

For this purpose, Hensoldt has entered into a cooperation in the field of BMD-capable long-range radars with IAI subsidiary, ELTA Systems Ltd. The HADR NF system operates in the S-band, allowing for precise target acquisition compared with other systems.

Thanks IAI's cooperation, the German customer will receive a combination of a national partner in system integration, certification and long-term support, as well as concept proven, market perfected systems.

For years Europe has faced long-range weapons threats. In answer to this threat Europe's NATO countries have agreed to establish and expand a defense mechanism. The new capabilities to be integrated into the German armed forces will contribute to this effort.

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