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Switzerland’s air space rely on Rheinmetall 20 May, 2016

Switzerland awards contract to Rheinmetall Air Defence AG of Zürich to extend the service life of Swiss Air Defence Systems. Rheinmetall, a member of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group, has won a modernization order from the Swiss armed forces.

Through to 2019, Rheinmetall will upgrade the fire control units and guns of the 35mm medium-calibre Oerlikon Skyguard air defence system. The contract includes an overhaul of the associated command and control systems in the operations centre. These measures will extend its service life until at least 2025.

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