Rheinmetall Electronics, Diehl Defence and Hensoldt Sensors have entered into an agreement to work together on securing a contract to develop and deliver a short-range and very short- range air defense system as part of Germany’s LVS NNbS project.
The trio has formed a special business partnership known in Germany as “Arbeitsgemeinschaft”, or ARGE.
The Nah- und Nächstbereichsschutz (NNbS) project bridges a current capability gap when it comes to protecting ground troops during deployed operations as well as securing tactical operation centers and other assets against short- and very short-range aerial threats.
The three companies aim to provide a made-in-Germany solution that will be quickly available thanks to the use of commercially available systems and system components. The conceptual system design of ARGE NNbS relies primarily on proven systems and subsystems, including integration of components already in use by the Bundeswehr.
According to an announcement, Rheinmetall’s Electronic Solutions and Vehicle Systems divisions will supply vehicles, communication and integration, while Diehl Defence will leverage its expertise in the development of guided missiles. Hensoldt will be responsible for supplying radars for the system.