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Germany furthers C-RAM system

23rd July 2012 - 10:49 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Dresden

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Following the delivery of the Skyshield MANTIS C-RAM air defence system to the Luftwaffe in June, Rheinmetall has confirmed that the system will not enter operation in Afghanistan.

Speaking to a media briefing in Dresden on 19 July, Fabian Ochsner, VP of Rheinmetall Air Defence, said the MANTIS C-RAM achieved IOC earlier this year.

‘It’s now officially fielded with the German Air Force. It will remain in Germany; it won’t go to Afghanistan,’ Ochsner explained.

‘This obviously is a chance missed for us – what will they do now Afghanistan has fallen by the wayside? On our side of the

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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