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Rheinmetall to modernize international client’s air defence systems in multimillion-euro project

An international client has awarded Rheinmetall a contract to modernize its air defence systems. The total value of the order, now official, comes to around €120 million. Delivery is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2020.

The modernization measures will enhance the combat effectiveness of existing Skyguard air defence systems. Among other things, the upgraded systems will have an improved capability against drones. The order also encompasses spare parts, technical documentation, training and instruction support as well as state-of-the-art ammunition.

A world leader in the field of ground-based air defence technology, Rheinmetall networks the full array of sensors, effectors, platforms and command&control assets into overarching, scalable system. This results in a highly effective, modularly designed, flexibly deployable ground-based air defence capability – a system of systems covering the entire operational spectrum.

2 Responses to “Rheinmetall to modernize international client’s air defence systems in multimillion-euro project”

  1. BGH says:

    Yeah, but can you mount it in the back of a Hilux?

    • Sommerbiwak says:

      No. Twin 35 mm KDA machine cannons are much too big for that.

      “International customer” can be nearly anyone, because the Skyguard systems and the GDF gun systems have been sold to nearly everyone around the world by Oerlikon (now Rheinmetall). Could be Japan, could be Argentina, could be UAE, Taiwan etc etc pp.