MBDA Deutschland is displaying all the prototypes of the TLVS (Tactical Air Defence System) ground-based mobile air defence system at ILA 2016 exhibition being held in Germany. TLVS system is based on the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). The development of TLVS was concluded at the end of 2014. In June 2015, the German Armed Forces decided to implement TLVS system on the basis of MEADS system. MEADS was developed in Germany, Italy and the USA by MBDA and Lockheed Martin.
At the end of February 2016, MBDA Deutschland received an request for proposal (RfP) from the German Defence Ministry for the development of TLVS on the basis of MEADS. MBDA is now preparing a quotation jointly with a number of contractors, notably Lockheed Martin. The Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) and MBDA together with Diehl Defence are exhibiting the TLVS/MEADS prototypes for the first time.
The display includes the Tactical Operation Centre (TOC), the Multifunctional Fire Control Radar (MFCR), the Ancillary Group (ANG), the power generation unit, the PAC-3 MSE missile launcher and the Diehl IRIS-T SL missile launcher.