Getting the air protection system in the air

The German Army uses the WingLift container carrier system for loading and offloading their air protection system. It is built on a skid with an ISO-fix connection for easier handling.

The air protection system provides the Bundeswehr with a high-performance, automated air defense system for asset protection that is second to none. Full integration into existing command and information systems has already been achieved, with plans in place to ensure that it meets future requirements as well. Thanks to its programmable ammunition, this cutting-edge system is capable of bringing down even the smallest targets.

This has been designed to protect forward operating bases against the increasing threat from indirect-fire weapons such as mortar bombs, artillery projectiles and rockets. A typical  system consists of two remote-controlled fire units, one air-conditioned manned command and control unit, and one remote sensor unit. All of these are palletized units that can be rapidly transported by land, sea or air.


German Army


Germany’s security is based on partnerships – a strong North Atlantic Alliance in NATO and a united European Union are fundamental to the nation’s security policy. In order to maintain and grow these partnerships it has been identified in a number of areas where this policy can be shaped to better suit the wider, less stable global context that Germany faces as it looks toward the third decade of the 21st century and beyond