Royal Thai Army orders Rheinmetall air defense systems

By Ryan Maass   |   Jan. 11, 2016 at 4:02 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Royal Thai Army ordered four Oerlikon Skyguard 3 fire control systems, marking their first purchase of air defense technology from Rheinmetall.

The order includes four fire control systems and up to eight 35mm Oerlikon GDF 007 twin guns. In addition to the equipment, the order also includes the company's Ahead airburst ammunition and additional services.

The Oerlikon Skyguard 3 is part of Rheinmetall's third generation of air defense products, and is designed to provide protection of vital assets and inner tier defense. The equipment includes the Skyguard 3 fire control unit, which connects with up to 4 effectors.

The system's armament includes Oerlikon twin gun GDF 007, VSHORAD missile launchers, and an Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk2 Towed.

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