Diehl Defence is participating with an extensive product presentation at this year’s ILA Berlin, taking place from June 22 to 26 at the exhibition site at Berlin airport.
ILA Berlin, the largest and most important aerospace trade show in Europe, is back after a forced break due to Covid. This year, more than 1,000 international exhibitors will present the latest aircraft, technologies and solutions for the future of aviation - all in tune with the theme “Pioneering Aerospace”. This time, the central topics are defense and security, sustainability and urban air mobility.
Diehl Defence’s ILA booth will mainly focus on guided missile technology, for which the company is known as an international leader within the industry. Guided missiles for air-to-air missions that are already in service among armed forces (IRIS-T) will be on display, but also demonstrators representing contributions of Diehl technology to future applications.
This involves, in particular, the European Future Combat Air System (FCAS) consisting of the subsystems Next Generation Fighter, Remote Carrier and Air Combat Cloud. With regard to FCAS, Diehl Defence contributes its expertise primarily in the field of Remote Carriers and as member of the Future Combat Mission System (FCMS) GbR in the area of networking, sensor and effector technology.
On the static display, Diehl Defence will exhibit its ground-based air defence system IRIS-T SLM - a system “Made in Germany” - with all its components. This system is designed for countering threats posed by enemy aircraft, helicopters and drones at a range of up to 40 km and a height of up to 20 km. Diehl Defence is thus expanding its market position as leading system supplier of air defence systems with products in operational use.
The capabilities of the IRIS-T SLM system, which is currently in production, meets the requirements of further, potential customers, among them the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition, Diehl Defence is working on the extension of the IRIS-T product family for ground-based air defence by a version for the defence of hypersonic threats. The so-called IRIS-T HYDEF is a two-stage missile containing IRIS-T basic technology, extended by a highly agile upstage.
For its part, Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of cabin interiors and avionics systems for the aviation industry, will showcase its latest innovations at ILA Berlin at several booths this year: Main focus is on the joint booth along with Diehl Defence. In addition, the company will be showcasing some of its product innovations at the ILA Future Lab and at the Military Support Center, a cooperation between the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) and private industry, and presenting its avionics expertise for FCAS.
Apart from its innovations for commercial aviation, Diehl Aviation is also demonstrating its expertise in military applications this year: For example, the MULTIBASE system developed by aviation and defense technology specialist AUTOFLUG has been complemented by special cabin solutions from Diehl Aviation. These include a soundproof crew rest compartment for up to four people, an individually configurable galley as well as complete on-board toilets that can be easily installed in the cargo hold of military transport vehicles such as the MedEvac and can be operated without being connected to the on-board power supply.
Diehl Aviation is a division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and combines all aviation activities of Diehl Group under one roof. In the aviation industry, Diehl Aviation - including Diehl Aerospace (a joint venture with Thales) - is a leading system supplier of aircraft system and cabin solutions. Diehl Aviation currently has more than 4,000 employees. Its clients include leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, military partners, manufacturers of eVTOL aircraft as well as airlines and operators of commercial and business aircraft worldwide.