VINCORION supplies key components for IRIS-T SLM air defence system

By Defence Industry Europe

German technology company VINCORION produces the supply power modules (PSM) for one of the most advanced air defence systems, the IRIS-T SLM.

“For us, this is a very important order. Since the turn of the times, there has been a lot of talk about IRIS-T SLM,” says Dr. Stefan Stenzel, VINCORION’s managing director. “We are proud to be able to offer a modern energy supply for IRIS-T SLM. However, it is also an important concern for us to be able to contribute to the development of a new European air defense in the medium term.”

VINCORION will supply PSM modules for IRIS-T air defence system this and in the coming year.

Produced by VINCORION power supply module (PSM) is responsible for the complete power supply of the launcher, i.e. for all components that require a power supply. This includes the launcher’s rotation system, the weapon computer or the heating system. The system can achieve a continuous output of 10 kilowatts.

According to VINCORION, the modules are a new development, made specifically for IRIS-T SLM. The plant’s diesel generator is not comparable to older systems, because it can be much smaller at high power.

IRIS-T SLM is a medium-range air defence system produced by German company Diehl Defence. The system is capable of shooting down aircraft, helicopters, drones, and cruise missiles at a range of up to 40 kilometers.

IRIS-T SLM air defence system consists of the components missile launcher, multifunctional radar and TOC (tactical operations centre). The modular system, which is currently in operation in an area of conflict, offers 360° protection of areas as well as high value targets, such as cities, power plants, offshore platforms, and other critical infrastructure.

The IRIS-T SLM will be one of the components of the future European multi-layered air defence system which will be jointly built by 15 NATO countries as well as Sweden and Finland under the European Sky Shield Initiative led by Germany.



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