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Düsseldorf, Germany — Rheinmetall said Friday, it will supply more Skynex air defense systems to an unnamed European customer.

Relying on automatic cannon-based air defence, Skynex is tailor made for short-range shooting where guided missiles are ineffective, Rheinmetall said. The use of programmable 35mm Ahead ammunition is significantly less expensive than comparable guided missile-based systems.

The success of the self-propelled “Flakpanzer” Gepard antiaircraft system in Ukraine underscores the effectiveness of 35mm gun-based air defence against aerial targets, especially cruise missiles and drones.

The Skynex air defence system is based on a concept that keeps airspace surveillance separate from the effectors.

Owing to this modularity, and depending on the mission, the necessary assets can be linked to the command-and-control network. The system enables integration of radar equipment from various manufacturers.

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By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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