Rheinmetall unveils latest Oerlikon Skyranger Gun

June 13, 2018

Jane’s 360:

Switzerland’s Rheinmetall Air Defence has completed its first example of a new-generation Oerlikon Skyranger Gun 35 mm mobile air-defence system integrated onto an ARTEC Boxer 8×8 Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV) platform.

Rheinmetall Air Defence told Jane’s that there will be a live firing of the complete system at the company’s Air Defence User Group (ADUG) 2018 meeting later this year.

While the Oerlikon Skyranger’s primary role is to counter increasing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) threats, it also has a secondary ground-ground capability as its 35 mm Advanced Hit Efficiency and Destruction (AHEAD) ammunition can be effective against some ground targets.

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