Elbit Systems strengthens its business operations in Germany, rebranding its wholly-owned German subsidiary TELEFUNKEN RACOMS as Elbit Systems Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG (“Elbit Systems Deutschland”). The company will be managed by Thomas Nuetzel, who has served as the CEO of TELEFUNKEN RACOMS for the past 10 years.
With a long tradition of providing high-quality solutions to the German Armed Forces, TELEFUNKEN RACOMS has been focusing during recent years on diversifying, leveraging its research and development capabilities as well as its engineering and manufacturing excellence.
Steadily growing, TELEFUNKEN RACOMS has been adding to its Ulm-based operations a range of technologies from across the Elbit Systems portfolio, including: Electro-Optics, Electronic Warfare, Direct Infra-Red Countermeasures, Software Defined Radio, Cyber, Unmanned Systems, Command & Control and others.
Thomas Nuetzel, CEO of Elbit Systems Deutschland, said: “I am proud to lead the operations of Elbit Systems in Germany. We see a great potential for growth as we continue to broaden the range of our offering, expand our engineering workforce while addressing requirements for German sovereignty. We intend to further expand existing co-operations with the German industry and explore new ones.”
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: “Germany is an important market for Elbit Systems. We have been operating in Germany for more than a decade, proudly supporting the German Armed Forces, diligently building our engineering base and developing co-operations with local industry. Elbit Systems Deutschland is led by an excellent team, and I am confident that it will continue to steadily grow and play an increasingly meaningful part in Germany’s technological and industrial base.”
TELEFUNKEN was founded in 1903 and was acquired in 2004 by Tadiran Communications turning it into TELEFUNKEN RACOMS. It has been a subsidiary of Elbit Systems since 2007 following the acquisition of Tadiran Communications by the Company.
Elbit Systems‘ presence in the German market enables it to successfully engage in several programs for the German defense forces, including: The supplier for HF solutions for the German Army, Special Forces and Air Force.
Supplying a range of E-LynX tactical software defined radio systems in handheld and vehicular configurations that are installed onboard various combat vehicles including the IFV Puma.
Providing a variety of advanced electro-optic systems for infantry soldiers such as night vision goggles, thermal weapon sights, target designators and laser rangefinders, thermal imagers and more
Developing and supplying Directional Infra-Red Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems together with Diehl BGT Defense for the German Air Forces’ Airbus A400M aircraft
Providing the German Air Forces’ CH‑53 GS/GE transport helicopters with unified, digital Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) and EW Controllers (EWC)
Supply of German Federal Police (BPOL) with SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) for their new H215 Helicopters