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Rheinmetall to Present Lynx Skyranger 30 Mobile Air Defense System at Eurosatory 2024

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Rheinmetall to Present Lynx Skyranger 30 Mobile Air Defense System at Eurosatory 2024

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Rheinmetall to Present Lynx Skyranger 30 Mobile Air Defense System at Eurosatory 2024
Rheinmetall to Present Lynx Skyranger 30 Mobile Air Defense System at Eurosatory 2024

Rheinmetall’s Lynx Skyranger 30 is a state-of-the-art multi-role air defense system. It combines superior firepower with the dynamics and elevation needed to successfully engage highly agile single or swarming targets performing loiter, pop-up or dive attacks. The Skyranger 30 bridges an acute existing capability gap in mobile air defence. This makes it the ideal solution for defence against drone strikes and other airborne threats playing a crucial role in current scenarios. Integrated active search and passive tracking sensors render the Lynx a powerful, autonomous shooter with both gun and missiles. Meet the system at Eurosatory 2024 from 17-21 June in Paris.

Lynx Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system. (Photo by Rheinmetall)
Lynx Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system. (Photo by Rheinmetall)

The system constitutes an optimum combination of mobility, protection, flexibility and precision, making it a match for new challenges in the short- and very short-range threat spectrum. A hybrid solution, the system’s turret combines the highly effective 30mm x 173 KCE revolver gun, surface-to-air missiles and the necessary sensor suite, all on a single platform. The Skyranger 30 systems earmarked for Germany will be armed with Stinger missiles. Depending on customer requirements, the system can be fitted with various modern guided missiles such as the Mistral, Stinger or special C-UAS missiles.

Lynx Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system
Lynx Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system. (Photo by Rheinmetall)

A meticulously thought-out combination of different effectors, excellent mobility, a large elevation span and state-of-the-art sensors enable autonomous as well as networked operations. Thanks to Rheinmetall’s programmable airburst ammunition, the system is especially effective against drones. The compact turret is integrated into a Lynx tracked armoured vehicle. As recently as December 2023, a functional demonstrator version of the Skyranger 30 underwent successful live fire field trials at the Group’s proving ground in Ochsenboden, Switzerland, proving itself in stationary mode and on the move.

Lynx Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system. (Photo by Rheinmetall)
Lynx Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system. (Photo by Rheinmetall)

In December 2023, Hungary tasked Rheinmetall with developing a concept for a Skyranger 30 turret for the future air defence variant of the Lynx KF41 tracked armoured vehicle. The Lynx Air Defence variant with autocannon and missiles especially designed to counter drones. The Lynx is a German armoured fighting vehicle developed by Rheinmetall Landsysteme (part of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems division). One of the key principles of the Lynx concept is the integration of proven sub-systems with a high technology readiness level to reduce development time, cost and technical risk.

 Lynx Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system. (Photo by Rheinmetall)
Lynx Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system. (Photo by Rheinmetall)

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