ESG and IAI cooperate to provide a joint all domain operations real-time networking solution.
NEOS: Capable, resilient, secure and cross-domain network-centric warfare solution that meets the challenges of the future.
German based company ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) have signed a cooperation agreement to provide German Forces a proven, agile and robust cross-platform Network Centric Warfare (NCW) solution to meet the challenges of the future .
With “NEOS” – Network Enabled Operations Support – ESG and IAI enable joint all domain operations including airborne, naval and ground platforms to ensure theatre predominance.
NEOS is based on IAI´s combat proven OPAL solution that has a long history of operational use in the Israeli Defense Forces catering to real-time interoperability across a diverse range of combat platforms. Together, ESG and IAI will provide a developed cross-domain, cross-platform connectivity, combining the deep technological understanding and extensive experience of both companies. The NEOS solution will enable the German Armed Forces to achieve independence by integrating a variety of German systems and sensors as well as to independently introduce German based operational capabilities.
Christoph Otten, ESG´s CEO underlined the strategic significance of the cooperation on NEOS: "For us as the national technology and innovation partner of the Bundeswehr it is part of our philosophy to develop and to provide solutions and products that meet the needs and expectations of those who protect us every day in any domain. We must enable them to fullfil their challenging task with robust, reliable and high-perfoming technology. Thus we are very happy to cooperate with IAI on NEOS, bringin in especially our proven capabilities in the field of systems integration, software development and in-service support.”
Yosef Melamed, IAI´s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Aviation Group, added: “IAI's OPAL system is an open architecture platform and a significant force multiplier for the challenges on the modern battlefield. OPAL has been in operation for many years, participating in every operational activity and boasts a major contribution to successes, in that it enables completely adaptable communication and operational capabilities across aerial, naval and ground forces. The current cooperation with ESG will take this unique solution to a higher level of performance and flexibility that will benefit the costumer and both companies."
About ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH:
ESG has been one of the leading German providers of design, integration in-service support and operation of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems for five decades. ESG provides propducts and services for German and international customers from government authorities, the fields of defence and public security and industry. ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft and aviation equipment for the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Parts 21J/G and EASA Part 145.
As a special systems company for mission avionics, simulation and training, as well as special deployment systems, ESG offers customized solutions. Independent process and technology consulting is one of ESG's key competencies. Technology transfer between markets is what makes a significant contribution to our customers' added value.
Ulrich-Joachim Müller, Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 (89) 92161-2850
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is a world-leading aerospace and defense company innovating and delivering state-of-the-art technologies in space, air, land, naval, cyber & homeland security for defense and commercial markets. Combining the “Start-up Nation” spirit of innovation with decades of combat-proven experience, IAI provides customers with tailor-made, cutting-edge solutions to the unique challenges they face including satellites, UAVs, missiles, intelligence solutions, weapon systems, air defense systems, robotic systems, radars, business jets, aerostructures, and more. Established in 1953, IAI is one of Israel’s largest technology employers with offices and R&D centers in Israel and abroad. For more information, visit https://www.iai.co.il/
Lital Ben Ari
Manager, Communications & PR
Phone: + 972-50-4697-037
Picture: Christoph Otten (left) and Yosef Melamed; source ESG