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Rheinmetall logs air defence hardware orders
Rheinmetall has received two new orders for air defence hardware and related services for the air forces of two undisclosed countries, the company announced on 25 July.
The two orders have a combined value of around $256 million. Delivery will take place through to 2021.
The new customer country has ordered two Skyguard 3 air defence systems, a third-generation system designed to protect critical facilities and infrastructure from threats at very short range. Each system consists of a Skyguard 3 fire control unit and two 35mm Oerlikon twin gun GDF009 automatic cannons.
The second country, which is an existing customer, has now opted to add 35mm Skyguard 1 fire units to its inventory. The order also encompasses 35mm ammunition, simulators, related test equipment as well as training on location.
Follow-on orders are expected from both countries.
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