UBERLINGEN, Germany, March 12 (UPI) -- Diehl Defense of Germany is supplying its IRIS-T SLS surface-to-air missile system to the Swedish armed forces.
The new units are comprised of IRIS-T missiles, missile launching stations and fire control systems for protection against air attacks from missiles, helicopters and aircraft.
Diehl said IRIS-T SLS the short-range complement to its medium-range IRIS-T SLM ground-based air defense system.
"With the IRIS-T SLS/SLM ground-based air defense systems, Diehl is setting new standards in open system design architectures, providing maximum flexibility for new weapon systems as well as for the modernization/upgrade of legacy equipment," the company said.
The order to Diehl was given by Sweden's Defense Material Administration. Deliveries will begin in 2016.
Diehl's IRIS-T air-to-air missile system has been procured for use by Gripen fighters of the Swedish air force.
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