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Rheinmetall marks latest Skyguard success

4th March 2014 - 16:53 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rheinmetall has announced a new order from a nation in the Middle East/North Africa region for Skyguard fire units. The order, worth €83 million, was announced on 4 March.

The unnamed nation is an existing Oerlikon Skyguard air defence systems customer. This contract constitutes a follow-on order for fire units.

The Skyguard air defence system is capable of bringing down fast, small targets, providing an inner tier for the layered air defence of critical military infrastructure. It also protects civil infrastructure such as power plants, dams and oil platforms from terrorist threats.

The order marks the latest in a number of contracts received by Rheinmetall for its air defence systems, including those from a European country and an Asian nation worth a total of €50 million.

The company’s Mantis air defence system, based on Oerlikon Skyshield air defence technology, also recently entered service with the German military.

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