On 28th September 2016, MBDA Deutschland GmbH submitted its proposal for the development of TLVS ground-based air defence system, Germany’s air force future ground-based air defence system, to the German armament procurement arm, the BAAINBw.
The common objective is that the German parliament will be able to review the negotiated and finalised contract in spring 2017.
TLVS, based on MEADS technology, will provide protection for both civilians and soldiers on operations either at home or abroad. Special system features include: 360-degree coverage, open system architecture and a “plug & fight” capability. This latter feature allows the attaching and detaching of additional sensors, effectors and weapon systems during uninterrupted operation, as well as rapid deployment.