Israel Aerospace Industries and MBDA Germany sign cooperation agreement Electronic Air Defense and Electronic Warfare Training for the German Armed Forces

Berlin 09.02.2023 – Israel Aerospace Industries defence electronics subsidiary ELTA Systems and MBDA Deutschland GmbH have entered into a new cooperation agreement. The aim is to promote joint solutions in the areas of electronic warfare (EW) and EW training in Germany.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlines the planned cooperation on joint solutions for air defence and electronic warfare training. The solutions are based on ELTA’s EW technologies. The Scorpius family of Staring Multibeam AESA EW systems, in conjunction with MBDA Germany’s expertise in air defence and training systems, is intended to help the German Armed Forces gain capabilities in this area. Scorpius is able to fight multiple threats at the same time, from different directions and on different frequencies. It is the first system of this kind in the world.

Under the cooperation agreement, the Bundeswehr companies will offer a ground-based electronic air defence jammer 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 use its expertise in defence and training systems to ensure integration and future adjustments into the system of the European/German defence training organization.

Guido Brendler, Head of Sales and Business Development MBDA Germany, explained: “Training in electronic air defence and electronic warfare is an essential skill for the Bundeswehr. Our goal is to provide the German armed forces with the best possible ground-based air defence technology and EW performance. IAI and MBDA have worked together intensively in this area over the last year. By combining the innovations and expertise of IAI and MBDA, we are well positioned to provide the Bundeswehr with the advanced air defence solutions it needs to meet the security challenges of the 21st century.”

Adi Dulberg, General Manager of ELTA Systems’ Intelligence, Communications and EW business unit, stated: “ELTA is pleased to be working with MBDA in the German market. The combination of MBDA’s systems development and integration capabilities and their in-depth knowledge of air defence and EW training with ELTA’s innovative Scorpius EW systems will help the German customer significantly enhance their electronic defence and training capabilities and to effectively counter the challenging threats of the modern arena.”

Unofficial translation by EDR On-Line

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