TLVS JV submits German GBADs bid

24 June 2019

The MBDA Deutschland and Lockheed Martin Tactical Air Defence System (Taktisches Luftverteidigung: TLVS) joint venture (JV) has submitted its proposal for Germany's ground-based air defence (GBAD) integrated air and missile defence system.

Submitted to the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, the companies are jointly offering the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) a proposal that "represents the beginning of a new chapter in the longstanding partnership between MBDA Deutschland and Lockheed Martin".

The TLVS programme will replace Berlin's in-service Patriot system, and the TLVS JV claims that its bid will provide protection from a broader range of threats, which includes two mission-specific effectors, enhanced radar capabilities for long-range operations, and a new communications system to support enhanced interoperability, data fusion, and cyber resilience.

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