Mobile air defence

Oerlikon Skyranger® family

The Oerlikon Skyranger® is a mobile ground based air defence (GBAD) system which can be deployed against air targets at short and very short range and against ground targets.

The Skyranger is equipped with state-of-the-art search and tracking sensors which provide seamless 360° air and ground surveillance and accurate fire control data. The integrated 35 mm Oerlikon Revolver Gun® provides ultimate firepower and precision. Combined with the Oerlikon Ahead® Air Burst Technology an engagement against current and future air threats is highly effective.

Skyranger: the mobile all-in-one-solution for today’s pressing needs.

Oerlikon Skyranger® Mobile Air Defence System

The Skyranger family offers mobile defence against all current and future battlefield air threats. The Skyranger combines superior firepower, active and passive sensors and the dynamics needed to engage the most demanding targets performing loiter, pop-up or dive attacks. The use of best-in-class cannon systems means that the Skyranger can stand its ground against swarming attacks and its mobility means that it can be deployed alongside ground forces or for stationary vital-asset protection. The Skyranger can independently generate its own local air picture whilst its command and control architecture (Skymaster), IFF and data link mean that it can be seamlessly integrated into the battle order and command structure.

Depending on the tactical needs and the required target spectrum, the Skyranger can be equipped with a 35 mm x 228 KDG revolver cannon or a 30 mm x 173 KCE revolver cannon. Both cannons are characterised by a high rate of fire, excellent precision and airburst ammunition. The 35mm calibre offers C-RAM capability and an effective range of up to 4,000m. The 30 mm calibre has an effective range of up to 3,000m and the gun turret is designed to also mount short-range air defence missiles.

The highly modular design approach chosen allows customized active or passive sensor configurations. These include AESA radars, passive panoview systems and optronic packages. Advanced algorithms are used to fuse the sensor data together, classify the targets and support the  operators in their decision making. As the threats evolve, so does the Skyranger. Integration of a high-energy laser or vertically launched C-PGM missiles is being explored.

Rheinmetall Mobile Air Defence –
Oerlikon Skyranger® 30 Firepower

Rheinmetall Mobile Air Defence –
Oerlikon Skyranger® 30

Skyranger family
  • Oerlikon Skyranger® Search Radar Control Node (SRCN)
  • Oerlikon Skyranger® Gun
  • Oerlikon Skyranger® Missile (Stinger or equivalent)
  • Oerlikon Skyranger® Missile (Cheetah)
Mobile firepower

Oerlikon Revolver Gun® Mk3
This highly mobile, precise 35mm air defence gun with integrated radar tracker and electro-optical sensor unit is a powerful, autonomous shooter capable for various kinds of missions, and can be installed on any 6 x 6 truck with adequate payload. 

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live demonstration

Air Defence Systems Group 2018

The fourth edition of the 35mm Air Defence Systems Group took place at the Rheinmetall facilities in Zurich, Switzerland, from 17 to 19 September 2018. The highlight of the event was a live demonstration of the Oerlikon Skyranger Gun and the Oerlikon Twin Gun GDF009 EO. Each system successfully engaged dynamic targets.

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