Rheinmetall has won a contract, valued at €120 million, from an international client to modernise its air defence system, the company announced on 9 December. 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. The order also encompasses spare parts, technical documentation, training and instructional 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 and 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.

The customer is a current operator of the SKYGUARD system and has commissioned Rheinmetall to update and enhance its existing assets. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

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