On 21 June Lufthansa Technik handed over a converted Airbus A319 to the German Armed Forces in a ceremony attended by Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence, and Niels Annen, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office. The aircraft is now one of the most modern reconnaissance aircraft in the world and serves to implement the Open Skies Agreement.
In addition to state-of-the-art camera technology, our Gyro Stabilization Mounts are also on board. Specifically, the GSM 4000 OS, a customized GSM 4000, which was manufactured especially for this purpose. We from SOMAG AG Jena are proud to be part of this unique project.
The TV report of the ceremonial handover can be viewed here (only in German).
More information about the aircraft conversion.