Rheinmetall Wins €120M Contract to Modernize Skyguard Air Defence Systems

Rheinmetall has been awarded a €120 million contract from an international client to modernize its Skyguard air defence systems.

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.

Oerlikon Skyguard 3 Air Defence System is the third generation of Rheinmetall’s legendary Skyguard Air Defence product line. The system is optimized for inner tier and vital asset protection.

The Skyguard 3 fire control unit can be connected with up to 4 effectors such as Oerlikon Twin Gun GDF007 anti-aircraft gun, very short range air defence (VSHORAD) missile launchers and Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk2 Towed anti-aircraft gun.

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.



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