EADS has teamed up with System Consultancy Services (SCS) of Malaysia in anticipation of a possible request for information (RFI) for an air defence system for the south-east Asian nation.

The system would be based on a concept devised by SCS and using technologies developed by EADS Defence and Communication Systems business unit.

The EADS input is mainly based on the Surface-to-Air Missile Centre (Samoc) developed for the German armed services and offers network-centric services.

At the show yesterday, an EADS spokesman said the link with SCS had been created as it understood the Malaysian armed forces had expressed interest in a new air defence system; a condition of such projects was usually that any international companies should link with local partners.

Source: Flight Daily News