Rheinmetall and MBDA launched today a mobile air defense system designed to defeat aerial targets at close- and very close-range, including small and very unmanned aerial systems (UAS, LSS). Providing escort for mobile and mechanized forces, the system employs MBDA’s Mistral guided missiles mounted on Rheinmetall’s MPCS turret.
The system employs the unified system architecture developed by the companies to connect sensors and effectors on different platforms. Using fully developed and operational systems reduce the development risk of the entire system. The modular design enables integration on differents platforms, from light vehicles to heavy Armored personnel Carriers.
The new system is designed to seamlessly integrate into the German Tactical Air Defence System (taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem/TLVS) architecture. As an element of the future integrated air defence, the new modular system is positioned to become a possible successor to the lightweight air defence system leFlaSys/Stinger currently in use with the Bundeswehr.