Rheinmetall upgrading unidentified countrys air defense system
Rheinmetall AG has received a $423.5 million order to modernize the Skyguard air defense system of an unidentified country.
Rheinmatall's Skyguard is a medium- and short-range system for inner tier and asset protection and is a combination missile/gun system.
Under the contract, Rheinmetall will provide new radar technology, including target tracking radar; a latest-generation friend-foe identification system; and various other new electronic warfare components.
The systems' missile launcher will receive a new state-of-the-art electronic pod to enhance missile capability.
Delivery of the updates will begin in 2017 an end in 2020, the company said.