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edited by Curtis Hand from press release

Diehl Defence received an order form the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the delivery of recertification and repair equipment for the heavy anti-ship missile RBS15 Mk3 to the Ammunition Supply Centre North in Laboe on 1 July 2021.

This enables the German Navy to carry out repairs, re-certifications and inspections of the main armament of their new Braunschweig corvettes on its own – the RBS15 Mk3. This will simplify logic processes and increase the functional capability of the weapon system for operation.

RBS15 Mk3 Missile Test Centre – Image: Diehl Defence

The contract covers the training of Bundeswehr personnel on site and seting-up and putting into operation respective systems for the ammunition depot. The scope of delivery includes test, inspection and workplace equipment along with operational resources, basic services and spare parts for missile repair. This offer is a further opportunity for Diehl Defence to support the German navy in establishing independent logistics for primary weapon systems.

The German Navy Korvette F 262 Erfurt fires a RBS15 Mk3 during a Missile Firing Exercise in Sweden in 2019 – Image: Bundeswehr / Marcus Mohr

As a guided missile with a range of more than 200 kilometres, the RBS15 Mk3 allows the precision engagement of sea and land targets from a safe distance. Jointly developed with the Saab  Group, this ruggedised, all-weather, highly manoeuvrable “fire-and-forget” missile is particularly effective against electronic counter-measures because of its low radar and infrared radiation signatures that render engagement almost impossible.