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Boeing is proposing the CH-47F to the German armed forces as a replacement to the CH-53G/GA fleet. the total requirement is for 40-70 new helicopters to replace the older CH-53G/GA model helicopters. Boeing also teamed up 7 local German companies: AERO-Bildungs GMBH, Aircraft Philipp, CAE Elektronik GMBH, COTESA, Diehl Defence, Liebherr-Aerospace and Reiser Simulation and training GMBH to build parts for the CH-47F, as well as being contractors to maintain Germany's potential fleet. also Boeing is allowing Germany to install Rohde &Schwarz's software defined airborne radio which will provide tailorable encryption, frequency hopping, agility and excellent voice and data connectivity. The German officials and other company owners complained that Sikorsky's CH-53K was not doing enough for German companies, (since Sikorsky was only teaming up Rheinmetall) which is giving Boeing the better chance of winning.
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is the MKS-180 still planned or has it been canceled?
MKS-180 is still planned, ships should start construction in 2023. orginially the contract was for 4 Ships, but now they increased it to 6 but because of the wait, the defence minister decided to order 5 more Braunschweig class corvettes as a gap filler until the MKS-180s are ready.
 

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Germany’s SeaSpider anti-torpedo torpedo passes first sea trials
April 5, 2019

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Surface Launch of the SeaSpider ATT prototype. Photo: Atlas Elektronik

German Bundeswehr Technical Center for ships and naval weapons, maritime technology and research (WTD 71) recently completed sea trials of the SeaSpider anti-torpedo torpedo in the Baltic Sea.

The trials were carried out sometime in 2018 from a WTD 71 multipurpose vessel in cooperation with defense contractor Atlas Elektronik. The results and photos have now been approved for release following an evaluation of the trials.

The tests saw the full “sensor to shooter” functional chain of a hardkill surface ship torpedo defense system being tested. These comprised the full functional chain with torpedo detection, classification and localisation (TDCL) sonar and the third generation SeaSpider prototype with its above water launcher.

At the WTD 71 test range, both an Mk37 torpedo derived AUV and torpedoes of the DM2A3 type served as the threats which were detected and localized with passive and active TDCL before the SeaSpider launch.

SeaSpider acquired the threats and homed in into closest point of approach (CPA). According to Atlas Elektronik, acoustic and optical means verified a successful intercept

Photo: Atlas Elektronik

Germany’s SeaSpider anti-torpedo torpedo passes first sea trials
 

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