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Rheinmetall Wins Skyguard Modernisation Contract

Rheinmetall Skyguard air defence system [© Rheinmetall Air Defence AG]
Rheinmetall has today been able to officially announce it is to modernise an international client’s Skyguard air defence systems in a multimillion-Euro contract.


Press Release, Düsseldorf, 09 December 2019: An international client has awarded Rheinmetall a contract to modernise 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.

Emplaced Skyguard battery protecting a Gulf Region airbase [© Bob Morrison 2019]

The modernisation 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.

A world leader in the field of ground-based air defence technology, Rheinmetall networks the full array of sensors, effectors, platforms and command & control assets into overarching, scalable system. This results in a highly effective, modularly designed, flexibly deployable ground-based air defence capability – a system of systems covering the entire operational spectrum.

Rheinmetall Skyguard 3 [© Rheinmetall Air Defence AG]
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