MONCh Gear Box Product Review

Marks Transition from Science & Technology to Development Phase

Designed to provide the capability to engage and destroy BMD threats

Four PATRIOT fire units & GEM-T& PAC-3 MSE missiles; deliveries 2020-2025

Slow Rebuild of Air Force Largely Destroyed in 2004

Romania became the 14th Patriot partner nation when it signed an LoA with US government for the system (story here). This March, Poland signed an LOA, making it the 15th nation to rely on PATRIOT as backbone of its air and missile defence (story here). Mr Nachshen added, Sweden’s request for PATRIOT has been approved by the US Congress, and the Swedish MoD announced that they received the LOA (story here) and were in the process of reviewing it: “Recently, the head of the Army Design Office at the Swedish Materiel Administration gave an interview to Reuters indicating Sweden would sign the LOA in the near future, which will make them the 16th PATRIOT nation. Additionally, PATRIOT is one of three systems down selected by Switzerland for its air defence needs [Switzerland is eeking a ground-based system with a horizontal range of at least 50km (31mi) and altitude engagement capability of at least 12,000m (39,370ft), with the system’s radars contributing to the overall Swiss recognised air picture; systems to be invited to bid are the Eurosam's SAMP/T, Rafael's DAVID’s SLING and Raytheon's PATRIOT system

Programme technology enhancements on the horizon

On 2 August, the British Ministry of Defence announced that Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to the southern European region during meetings with his Romanian counterpart Mihai Fifor in Bucharest. They discussed existing mutual defence activity and announced their intention to step up Anglo-Romanian co-operation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding before the end of this year.

Post-Brexit Defence Plans Discussed

The MALD-J is the jamming variant of the missile and is the first stand-in jammer ever to enter production. (Photo: Raytheon)

2,000 Systems Delivered Over Ten Years

It Takes the Entire Ballistic Missile Defence Enterprise

The additional BRAUNSCHWEIG-class K130 corvettes on order for the German Navy will be equipped with the Saab/Diehl Defence RBS15 Mk 3 anti-ship missile (Image via Wikipedia Commons)

€15.5 Million Award for Delivery 2019-2024

Saab’s SEA GIRAFFE has been selected for five classes of USN vessel (Photo: Saab USA)

Order for USNS HERSHEL WILLIAMS Includes 9LV Naval Combat System

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