Sustainment of Mission Equipment and Maintenance Services
Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has contracted Aerodata AG and subsidiary OPTIMARE Systems GmbH for the mission equipment modernisation of the two German Dornier 228 maritime surveillance aircraft operated in Germany. As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, RUAG MRO International is set to provide selected engineering services, the company announced on 10 September.
Located in Oberpfaffenhofen and under subcontract to Aerodata AG, RUAG MRO International will provide engineering services related to mission equipment removal/installation and will support the supplemental military type certification process, using its own Dornier 228 test aircraft.
The aim of the project is to increase the sustainability of the existing OPTIMARE MEDUSA mission systems, sensor suites, communication systems, spares package, and the ground segment. The German Navy operates both Dornier 228 aircraft on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to monitor marine pollution in the North and Baltic Seas. The aircraft are based at German Naval Air Wing 3, in Nordholz. The comprehensive retrofit is being conducted from 2020-2023 at Aerodata AG facilities at Braunschweig-Wolfsburg airport.