Rheinmetall to modernize 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.

Rheinmetall to modernize international clients air defence systems in multimillion euro project
Skyguard air defense systems (Picture source: Rheinmetall)

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.

Capable of bringing down fast, small targets, these Skyguard systems are used as inner tier of layered air defence of vital points and critical military infrastructure. Air surveillance and tracking radars round off the portfolio.