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Rheinmetall upgrading unidentified country's air defense system

An unidentified country has contracted Rhainmetall to upgrade its Skyguard air defense system.

By Richard Tomkins
Rheinmetall upgrading unidentified country's air defense system
The Skyguard air defense system, which Rheinmetall is modernizing. Photo by Rheinmetall

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- 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.

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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.

Additional details of the work was ot disclosed.

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