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The LeFlaSys light mechanised SHORAD (Short-Range Air Defence System) has been developed for the German Army by STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH (now Rheinmetall Defence Electronics) in Bremen and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) in Kassel, Germany.
The export version is known as ASRAD (Atlas Short-Range Air Defence System). It is based on the Wiesel 2 carrier vehicle, which was developed by Rheinmetall Landsysteme (formerly MaK). The system provides protection for vital assets such as command, control communications and information centres (C3I centres), airfields and troops on the move, or in the battlefield against the threat of low-level flying fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.
An army platoon would be equipped with a LeFlaSys air defence platoon command post and typically between five and eight Ozelot air defence weapon platforms. The LeFlaSys system is expected to fulfil the short-range air defence requirements of the rapid reaction forces of the German Army. Series production of 50 weapon platforms, ten platoon command post vehicles and seven AFF battery command vehicles began in 2000. The German Army received its first platoon of the LeFlaSys air defence system in June 2001 and deliveries were completed by the end of 2004.
The Hellenic Army of Greece placed an order for 54 ASRAD systems armed with Stinger missiles in October 2000. The first was delivered in October 2004. Deliveries completed in 2006. The systems are mounted on HMMWV vehicles, modified by ELBO/AMG of Greece.