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AAD 2016: Industry joins for C-RAM

15th September 2016 - 10:00 GMT | by Helmoed Römer Heitman in Pretoria


Denel Dynamics has partnered with Rheinmetall Air Defence to develop a Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) system. 

The system comprises the Oerlikon Skyshield radar as the alerting, acquisition and tracking system and the new Denel Dynamics vertically-launched Cheetah missile. 

It is designed to protect an area 2.5km x 2.5km against incoming weapons, including supersonic missiles, and is intended to engage and destroy such weapons at ranges between 500m and 6 000m, with the Mach 2 Cheetah missile reaching 4 000m in 6 seconds.

The Cheetah missile system has been developed on the same concept as the very successful Umkhonto SAM

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Helmoed Römer Heitman


Helmoed Römer Heitman

Helmoed Römer Heitman has written and lectured on defence since 1978. He played a background …

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