TLVS JV expecting German MEADS contract in 2019

November 29, 2018

Jane’s 360:

The Tactical Air Defence System (Taktische Luftverteidigungssystem: TLVS) GmbH joint venture (JV) of Lockheed Martin and MBDA expects the German government to award the long-awaited contract for its Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) sometime next year.

Speaking to Jane’s at the Berlin Security Conference 2018, Lockheed Martin’s Director Business Development Air and Missile Defense, Martin Coyne, said that with the JV now studying the second request for proposals (RFPs) for the TLVS ground-based air defence requirement, a final offering will be presented to the Bundeswehr in the second quarter of 2019, with a contract expected to follow.

“The TLVS programme now has the full support of the German parliament and has been included in the 2019 budget line. It is currently going through the new acquisition reform designed to reduce risk in the negotiation phase, which is why it is taking longer than anticipated,” Coyne said.

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