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Rheinmetall supplies 35mm AHEAD ammunition to European customer

Major order for air defence ammunition: Rheinmetall supplies 35mm AHEAD ammunition worth a low triple-digit million euro amount to European customer country.

28th May 2024. A European customer country has commissioned Rheinmetall to supply 35mm AHEAD ammunition for the Skynex air defence system. The total value of the order is in the low three-digit million euro range. A six-digit number of cartridges will be manufactured. The Skynex system strengthens the protection of the customer country’s armed forces against threats from the air (Rheinmetall supplying European customer with further Skynex air defence systems).

Photos: Rheinmetall AG

This new order once again underlines Rheinmetall’s leading technological position in the development and production of highly efficient ammunition for air defence in Europe.

Skynex is based on cannon-based air defence and is therefore particularly suitable for close-range protection where guided weapons cannot be effective. Furthermore, the use of programmable 35mm AHEAD ammunition, as developed by Rheinmetall for this purpose, is considerably cheaper than comparable guided missile-based systems. In addition, it is not possible to influence or even deflect the 35mm ammunition by electronic countermeasures after firing.

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