German manufacturer of combat drones goes bankrupt

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The Bavarian company EMT, which produced reconnaissance Drones LUNA and ALADIN for the German armed forces and was supposed to start production of a new generation of UAVs, began bankruptcy proceedings. The company was thoroughly crippled by a failed order from Saudi Arabia in 2020.

Apparently, the site for the production of combat drones will remain, but already under the control of the new owner - the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, which specializes in particular in the production of UAVs, is investing in a German manufacturer drones.

The investor provides finance that will be proportionally distributed among the lenders

- writes the German edition Augen geradeaus.

EMT employs about 200 people; the company is not going to cut staff. It is assumed that after the completion of the reconstruction of the enterprise, the implementation of the Bundeswehr's HUSAR project (high-performance unmanned medium-range reconnaissance system) based on the LUNA NG product will again be realistic. The new reconnaissance complex is intended to replace both the previous LUNA UAVs and the KZO small target designation drone, whose service life has come to an end.

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    1. +12
      22 May 2021 11: 56
      Aloizych turned over in his coffin ...
      1. +7
        22 May 2021 12: 03
        He's been spinning there without stopping, like a fan, for a long time! laughing
        1. +1
          23 May 2021 18: 36
          Quote: Finches
          He's been spinning there without stopping, like a fan, for a long time!

          After multiple reburials, his remains were burned and scattered in the wind over a river. Separate bones are still stored somewhere in the archives passed by the FSB.
          1. 0
            23 May 2021 18: 44
            This is in a figurative sense, if that!
            1. +1
              23 May 2021 19: 02
              Quote: Finches
              This is figuratively,

              Got it before the explanation. I shared just in case, suddenly someone is interested ...
      2. +8
        22 May 2021 12: 04
        dada the case when Goebbels would have nothing to say even))
      3. +8
        22 May 2021 12: 04
        Duc does not have a coffin, if only the skull on the shelf in our archive twitches ...
        1. +7
          22 May 2021 12: 07
          Here, after all, the main thing is that the screws from the shelf do not fly out from the constant vibration ...
      4. +5
        22 May 2021 14: 01
        Bankruptcy is not equal to LIQUIDATION of the company! Just a CHANGE of the owner! "The company is not going to cut staff!"
        1. -1
          24 May 2021 09: 21
          Bankruptcy is not equal to LIQUIDATION of the company! Just a CHANGE of the owner

          If ours wanted to buy, then NATO would immediately attend. It would not have done, of course, without amers, tribals and Poles. They would have shouted the loudest.
      5. 0
        23 May 2021 00: 25
        Quote: isv000
        Aloizych turned over in his coffin ...

    2. +2
      22 May 2021 12: 13
      It all started three years ago, when the Bundeswehr adopted reconnaissance drones from Israel.
      It seems that the "European" UAV (Germany, Italy, France) will not appear very soon.
    3. -1
      22 May 2021 12: 30
      The Bavarian company EMT, which produced LUNA and ALADIN reconnaissance drones for the German armed forces and was supposed to start production of a new generation of UAVs, began bankruptcy proceedings.


      Well, right, it's better to be friends with the Russians))
    4. 0
      22 May 2021 13: 31
      And with us, right, everything is a bunch.
      1. The comment was deleted.
      2. -3
        22 May 2021 17: 37
        By the way, we have been building a plant for the production of UAVs for a month. It will start working by autumn. So we can say everything in a bunch, SEERRR!
    5. +1
      22 May 2021 13: 49
      There will still be roofing felts, poor burghers go graze the cows again laughing
    6. +2
      22 May 2021 14: 06
      Quote: iouris
      And with us, right, everything is a bunch.

      Well, yes, "they pissed away all polymers" laughing
    7. +4
      22 May 2021 14: 08
      Following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who criticized the Saudi Arabian government in 2018, the German government banned the export of military products to Saudi Arabia, causing significant financial damage to EMT. In addition, there were delays in the development of EMT's Luna NG unmanned reconnaissance system, which also led to financial hardship for the company.

      As a result, EMT had to lay off about 30 employees at the end of 2019.
      In early 2020, several German defense manufacturers tried unsuccessfully to acquire EMT. In December, the district court appointed an interim manager of the company.
      EMT is currently in the process of bankruptcy and is in the process of restructuring.
      Raphael informed the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw that they have an exclusive agreement with EMT (with the current general representative in bankruptcy proceedings) to take over the management of the company.
      For the time being, it is still only on paper, but the proposal of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd turned out to be the best among the interested companies and is in the process of "investment protection verification".
      1. 0
        24 May 2021 11: 18
        Quote: A. Privalov
        In early 2020, several German defense manufacturers tried unsuccessfully to acquire EMT.

        Didn't pull ...
        But then they came
        Quote: A. Privalov
        Raphael informed the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw,

        And all of a sudden it all came together ...
        God forbid, what corruption !!!! What are you !!!!!! no my God !!!!
        1. -2
          24 May 2021 11: 42
          Quote: your1970
          Quote: A. Privalov
          In early 2020, several German defense manufacturers tried unsuccessfully to acquire EMT.

          Didn't pull ...
          But then they came
          Quote: A. Privalov
          Raphael informed the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw,

          And all of a sudden it all came together ...
          God forbid, what corruption !!!! What are you !!!!!! no my God !!!!

          Not everything has grown together yet, but it is heading for that.
          I understand, Sergei, your anger is disguised as sarcasm.
          Please accept my sincere condolences. hi
          1. 0
            24 May 2021 14: 38
            Not a drop of anger, let alone sarcasm, is the usual banal corruption in Germany. Same as everywhere in the whole world...

            Whoever eats a girl is the one who dances her (c) folk
    8. +5
      22 May 2021 14: 20
      In fact, EMT LunaVTOL is a very interesting and promising development.
      Production is available, trained workers are on site.
      Buying an EMT is the right investment.
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    10. +1
      22 May 2021 14: 39
      The Germans are satisfied ... "Technologisch ist Rafael da eh 10 jahre voraus, es geht hier nur um den Fuss in der Tür für den EU Markt und offensichtlich ein Schnäppchen zu machen ... Rafael bietet als relativ großes, erfahrens und international erfolhuner dem Einstieg bei EMT eine ideale Grundlage für eine robuste und dauerhafte Lösung. Und selbstverständlich ist das eine gute Gelegenheit für Rafael in Deutschland und Europa den Fuß in Tür zu bekommen. " to enter the EU market and, obviously, to get a profitable deal ... Raphael, as a relatively large (10 thousand people, about $ 8 billion order book ...), an experienced and successful international arms company, takes over EMT which is ideal for a reliable and permanent solution. And of course it is a good opportunity for Raphael to enter the German and European markets).
    11. -4
      22 May 2021 19: 16
      funny ..))) everyone believes in this beautiful fairy tale? or maybe they just moved production for their own selfish purposes? the one who believes the words of the capitalist is sick on his head ... read the capital of Marx.
    12. -4
      22 May 2021 19: 23
      Here is a simple logical chain for you. Try to understand what lies on the surface. Where is the money of billionaire millionaires? yeah, there is the account ... but where is the account? yeah ... there ..))) means at any time they will be ordered to do this and not otherwise, or .. the account is blocked for further proceedings ..))) this is me, for development, general ..)))
    13. 0
      23 May 2021 05: 22
      Absorption by an Israeli local manufacturer to buy under its brand name, well, respectively, and fat.

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