Rheinmetall has won major orders from Indonesia and a European nation to supply air defence products for the air force and naval applications, having estimated value about €50 million.
Indonesia has opted to expand its existing Rheinmetall-made Oerlikon Skyshield air defence systems with a follow-on order for Skyshield fire units. Worth over €38 million, the contract includes training and logistical services for the Indonesian armed forces. The delivery period extends through to the end of 2015.
Meanwhile, a European navy has ordered two Oerlikon Millennium automatic cannon for one of its surface combatants. The contract is worth around €12 million, and also includes technical documentation, spare parts and services relating to maintenance training and system integration. Delivery is scheduled to take place in 2015.
On behalf of the German Bundeswehr, Rheinmetall has developed the “Mantis” air defence system, which recently entered service. With its tried-and-tested 35mm Skyshield technology, the company has set an internationally unsurpassed standard.