Last Update September 24, 2018


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  • Electrical, Electronics & Electro-optics
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  • Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Logistics Support
  • Mechanical, Electro-mechanical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic components
  • Military, Tactical, Logistic Support Vehicles & related equipment
  • Radar, Sonar, Navigation, Targeting, Surveillance
  • Services (R&D, training, engineering, consultancy, …)
  • Ships, Vessels, Submarines & related equipment
  • Weapons & Ammunition

The Rheinmetall Air Defence Group, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art antiaircraft systems. In the domain of cannon-based air defence technology, the company is the global leader and the sole single-source supplier of fire control systems, automatic cannon, integrated missile launchers and Ahead ammunition.

The core competency of this internationally operating group of companies is the development and manufacture of advanced air defence systems as well as simulators and training systems.

Rheinmetall Air Defence AG in order to strengthen its position in the world market changed its name as of January 1st 2009, from Oerlikon Contraves AG. All air defence activities within the group are concentrated under its leadership.

Systems & Products

Around the globe, the armed forces of more than 40 nations have come to rely on the multifaceted, automated and highly effective air defence solutions produced by Rheinmetall Air Defence. Among the company's best-known products are its widely introduced Skyguard twin-gun fire units, the Skyshield generation with its pioneering revolver guns, and the highly mobile Skyranger family, which is capable of engaging both air and ground targets.

Rheinmetall Air Defence advises and assists customers on introducing new and existing weapon systems and on meeting their logistical and maintenance needs. Moreover, it provides the necessary training, and makes available combat upgrade packages for extending the service life of weapon systems.

Ammunition, individual weapons and complete systems undergo rigorous testing and trials at the proving ground at Ochsenboden in Switzerland. In addition to project planning, design and development, the range of services offered by the company's manufacturing unit in Zurich includes materials procurement and process engineering as well as the assembly and commissioning of units, equipment and systems.

In addition to comprehensive life cycle management services, Rheinmetall Air Defence offers customer-oriented warehousing and shipping logistics. Experienced service engineers provide customers with technical support at every stage of the supply process.

The product range of the Rheinmetall Air Defence group includes:

Ground based air defence

  • C-RAM capable air defence systems,
  • Mobile gun systems,
  • 35mm and Ahead ammunition,
  • Missile launchers,
  • Radar systems,
  • Fire control systems,
  • Battle management systems,
  • Target allocation kits. 

Naval air defence

  • Naval gun systems,
  • Ahead ammunition,
  • Multi-sensor tracking modules,
  • Three-dimensional search and acquisition radars,
  • Target designation sights.


  • Training,
  • Logistics,
  • Upgrades and retrofits,
  • Lifecycle management.
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Rheinmetall Air Defence AG

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