Diehl Defence

Fiber optic Communication to Diehl Defence's IRIS-T SLM System

The leading German company, Diehl Defence, delivers high-tech solutions for the defense industry. The company is well-known for the advance air defence system IRIS-T SLM system. Micropol and Diehl Defence have a long-term collaboration where Micropol contributes with high-speed and reliable fiber optic communication for the IRIS-T SLM Air Defence System.

About Diehl Defence

Diehl Defence is a leading German company delivering high-tech equipment for the defence industry. The company is one of the global technology leaders in the development and production of guided missiles and ammunition for armies, air forces and navies. Moreover, Diehl Defence also offers advanced system solutions for ground-based air defence.

Air defence system, IRIS-T SLM

Air defence systems are used to protect the population, important buildings, objects as well as ground troops against attacks from the air. Particularly ground-based air defence is capable of providing continuous area protection over the long term. The system is one of the world´s most advance air defence system and provides comprehensive 360° protection against aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, and guided weapons.

During 2022 the IRIS-T SLM system Air defence system was included in the military aid package that Germany provided to Ukraine.

Micropol Fiberoptic has a long-standing cooperation with Diehl Defence by providing high-speed and reliable fiberoptic communication to the IRIS-T SLM Air Defence System. Diehl Defence is using Micropol´s FALCON expanded beam products to enable high speed fiber optic communication between the different units in the IRIS-T SLM system.

IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
IRIS-T SLM system, image: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG

The FALCON expanded beam´s market leading insertion loss at -0,8dB (1310 nm) guarantees that even due to long distances and multiple cables between the units the data link remains strong even in the most critical situations.

Deploying the heavy-duty fiber optic cable between the different units is done using Micropols tactical backpack. The ergonomic backpack is specifically designed for field deployment of optical fiber in harsh surroundings. The backpack has built in crank handle that allows for easy rewinding of the cable when it’s time to regroup.

With 30 years of expertise in developing and manufacturing passive fiber optics, we at Micropol strive to find the best solutions for our customers. The close collaboration with our customers and continuous research and development efforts ensures optimal solutions for our customers fiberoptic challenges.