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Jenoptik receives large order for equipment for the Patriot missile defense system

The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division will provide mobile power generators to US company Raytheon for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system.

Power supply units for Patriot missile defense system
The overall order should be completed probably within the year 2015. Jenoptik will provide the power supply for the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-3 systems, as well as the associated spare parts packages and test equipment. The Jenoptik power generators will supply the radar and launchers of the Patriot system with electrical power. The defense missile systems are intended for use by an undisclosed customer. Raytheon and Jenoptik agreed on not disclosing the order value.

“For us, this order represents another milestone in the many years of partnership between Raytheon and Jenoptik”, said Jenoptik President & CEO Michael Mertin. “We are convinced that this will allow us to continue writing the success story of the Patriot system with our innovative products, including as part of future sales opportunities.”

“Raytheon looks forward to continuing its meaningful partnership with Jenoptik well into the future. This effort underscores our ongoing commitment to deepen existing, and develop new, partnerships with German industry“, said Ralph Acaba, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business.

Defense system helping protect people

Patriot is a ground-based, medium-range, air defense missile system used for defense against aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. In addition to the current order, Jenoptik is also developing an innovative hybrid power supply system that will be able to supply the Patriot launchers with power even more efficiently in the future. The functionality of the first demo was successfully proven on a German system in March, 2015.

Jenoptik is among Germany’s most important providers of systems, subsystems, and components in the security and defense industry. In the area of mobile and stationary power generators, the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division has a decades-long history of successful cooperation with both domestic and foreign customers.

About Jenoptik and the Defense & Civil Systems division

As an integrated photonics group, Jenoptik operates in the five divisions Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

The Defense & Civil Systems division develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications. The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers then integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The division’s areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation subsystems as well as radomes & composites. Top-quality customer service ensures that the products are supported over their useful lives, which generally extend over many years.

The mechatronic products are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicle, rail and aircraft equipment. The competencies also extend across the technical focus areas of software development, metrology and control systems. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders and are primarily used in automation technology, environmental metrology, security technology and military reconnaissance. The division’s competencies also extend across the technical focus areas of software development, metrology and control systems.


Britta Maria Schell

Britta Maria Schell

Vice President Communications and Marketing

+49 3641 65-2255

+49 3641 65-2484

Point of Contact Petra Klaehn - Manager Communications and Marketing Defense and Civil Systems division

Petra Klähn

Communications and Marketing

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