Rheinmetall Defence’s Air Defence and Radar Systems Division is headquartered in Switzerland with locations in Rome Italy, Singapore and Jeddah Saudi Arabia. The company is of the world’s foremost makers of advanced short range air defence systems for land and naval applications and leads the global market in automatic gun-based air defence. In order to stay abreast with current and future missions, the company invests heavily in new technologies such as High Energy Lasers (HEL). Defeating drones has always been a requirement – now the former training targets have become serious threats that can be defeated using already installed technologies.
The successful change of the old GBAD paradigm, to engage the platforms before weapon release, to now ordnance based GBAD engagements has been achieved using the latest available technologies. The protection of Forward Operating Bases against Rockets and Mortars is the latest addition in an impressive portfolio of inner tier ground based air defence products by successfully fielding the Skyshield C-RAM system with the German Air Force.