July 25 (UPI) -- Germany's Rheinmetall reports receiving two new orders for air defense system hardware and services for the air forces of two countries.
The two orders are worth a combined total of more than $250 million, the company announced on Tuesday.
A new customer country ordered two Skyguard 3 air defence systems, a third-generation system for protecting critical facilities and infrastructure from very short ranges.
Each system consists of a Skyguard 3 fire control unit as well as two 35mm Oerlikon Twin Gun GDF009 automatic cannons, Rheinmetall said.
A second country -- a longstanding customer -- ordered 35mm Skyguard 1 fire units. Its order included 35mm ammunition, simulators, and on-location training.
Deliveries will occur through 2021 and follow-on orders are expected in the future from both countries.