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MISSILE DEFENSE
MBDA submits proposal for TLVS development in Germany
by Ryan Maass
Berlin (UPI) Dec 29, 2016


Unidentified country orders Patriot system upgrade
Andover, Mass. (UPI) Dec 29, 2016 - Raytheon is to modernize the Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System of an unidentified country under a $600 million commercial sales contract.

The upgrade will advance the country's Patriot system to the most advanced configuration available, the Configuration 3+ with Post Deployment Build 8 software and hardware.

The configuration enables the Patriot to use the PAC-3 missile Segment Enhancement interceptor, which provides greater range and mobility in destroying tactical ballistic missiles.

"Patriot saves lives," said Ralph Acaba, Raytheon vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense. "Our customer faces a very real, evolving threat; by upgrading Patriot, they will continue to protect their civilians, military and critical infrastructure."

The contract was awarded less than 120 days after Poland officially requested Patriot from the United States government.

Additional contract details were not disclosed.

MBDA Missile Systems' German subsidiary submitted its proposal for the development of TLVS, the planned follow-up to the MEADS defense system.

The new system will be based on MEADS technology, and is planned for both civilian and military defense applications. Company officials say the development for the new product will deepen their cooperation with the German government.

"The offer presented to BAAINBw is the result of a detailed analysis and negotiation process with our partners and suppliers. It is based on the RFP we received at the end of February 2016 and forms the basis for negotiations with the German customer," MBDA Deutschland managing director Thomas Gottschild said in a press release.

The Medium Extended Air Defense System is a ground-based air and missile defense solution slated to replace Patriot missile defenses by NATO. Italy and the United States are also involved with the program.

TLVS, the upcoming MEADS-based project, will provide operators with 360-degree coverage, open system architecture, and a "plug and fight" capability for attaching and detaching additional sensors and effectors. MBDA Systems says the system will lower costs for the the user and require fewer personnel.


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