Diehl Defence

Summary

Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG is a German arms manufacturer and a division of the Diehl Stiftung with headquarters in Überlingen. Diehl Defence mainly produces missiles and ammunition. Diehl BGT Defence was founded in 2004 as result of the merger of Bodenseewerke Gerätetechnik GmbH and Diehl Munitionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG. Diehl BGT Defence and Diehl Defence Holding are merged into Diehl Defence in February 2017.[2]

Diehl Defence
TypeGmbH
HeadquartersGermany
ProductsMissiles, anti-aircraft defence systems, active protection systems, electronic countermeasures, precision-guided munitions, ammunition
RevenueIncrease €464 million (2018)[1]
Number of employees
Increase 2,509 (2018)[1]

In 1960, Bodenseewerke Gerätetechnik became the prime contractor for the European production of the American Sidewinder AIM-9B air-to-air missile. Based on the experience with the Sidewinder, Diehl developed a progressive new seeker for a new type of short-range air-to-air missile – the IRIS-T.

IRIS-T is currently being adopted by the German Air Force and other European air forces.[3]

ProductsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Diehl. "Annual Report 2018" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Defence business under single roof" (Press release). Diehl Defence. 1 February 2017. Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Ancile".
  4. ^ DM51 entry at WeaponSystems.net Accessed on 11 October 2014
  5. ^ a b c d e "Handgranaten, Handgranatenzünder/Hand Grenades, Hand Grenade Fuzes" (PDF). Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG. November 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Handgranaten, Handgranatenzünder/Hand Grenades, Hand Grenade Fuzes" (PDF). Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG. February 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Smoke Screening Products IR/RP" (PDF). Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG. April 2011. Archived from the original on 7 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Official website