Rheinmetall Claims Contract For Air Defence Systems in Mega Project

The German corporation said it had been awarded a contract from an international client to modernise its air defence system

German defence major, Rheinmetall, has announced that the company has won a contract from an international client to modernise its air defence systems. The total value of the order, now official, comes to around 120 million euros, Rheinmetall said in a statement December 9.

“Delivery is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2020. The modernisation 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 and quadcopters. The order also encompasses spare parts, technical documentation, training and instruction support as well as state-of-the-art ammunition,” the statement from the company added.

A global player 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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