Rheinmetall Oerlikon Skynex Air Defence System
Rheinmetall Oerlikon Skynex Air Defence System

Rheinmetall Oerlikon Skynex Air Defence System


The Oerlikon Skynex is the latest air defence concept of Rheinmetall and sets new standards with its unique and open architecture. A control node, which houses the operation consoles and the Oerlikon Skymaster Battle Management System, forms the centrepiece of the system. Various sensors and effectors can be linked in a modular way in order to fit mission requirements. Radars, such as the Oerlikon X-TAR3D provide the air picture, which is consolidated in the remote control node. From there, air targets are assigned to autonomous effectors via the Skymaster network. Besides the high performance Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk3, missile based air defence means can be integrated and controlled as well. Such a weapon mix provides a highly effective layered protection shield against a wide spectrum of air threats.
Rheinmetall X-TAR3D three-dimensional tactical acquisition radar
Rheinmetall X-TAR3D three-dimensional tactical acquisition radar

The X-TAR3D is a three-dimensional tactical acquisition radar working in X-band and performing the functions of short range search, detection, acquisition, tracking, classification and identification of air targets, in order to supply a three-dimensional local air picture to command and control network as well as track and threat data for cueing of fire control systems. X-TAR3D is specifically designed to achieve high performance against a wide range of air threats, from conventional air breathing targets (fixed wing, helicopters) to low and very low cross section objects like stealth and unmanned targets (UAV, cruise missiles), up to rockets and mortar rounds (C-RAM mission).

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Rheinmetall Oerlikon Revolver Gun Mk3
Rheinmetall Oerlikon revolver gun Mk3

The Oerlikon Revolver Gun is able to receive and process data from 3D and 2D search radars. The integrated X-Band tracking radar allows an autonomous sector search function which makes target designation simple, fast and reliable. Tracking and engagement is calculated and executed automatically by the integrated fire control processor. Target designation and engagement is over watched and checked in a remotely positioned command and control center. Oerlikon Twin Gun® GDF009 TREO is equipped with a modern, network capable fire control processor and is able to receive and process data from fire control units as well as 3D and 2D search radars such as the X-TAR3D. It can be remote controlled or autonomously engage targets through its integrated sensor unit.

Rheinmetall Oerlikon Twin Gun GDF009 TREO
Rheinmetall Oerlikon Twin Gun GDF009 TREO

The Oerlikon Twin Gun GDF009 TREO is equipped with a modern, network capable fire control processor and is able to receive and process data from fire control units as well as 3D and 2D search radars such as the X-TAR3D or the Oerlikon Skyguard® Fire Control Unit. The gun can be remote controlled or used for an autonomous target engagement by means of the integrated tracking sensor unit equipped with X-band tracking radar and modular electro-optical unit. The well approved trailer carriage with automatic alignment simplifies deployment and transportation. This latest configuration of the 35mm Oerlikon Twin Gun family is a flexible and powerful effector capable of being used in various kinds of missions. Every existing Oerlikon Twin Gun can be upgraded to the latest GDF009 TREO configuration.

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