The German concern Rheinmetall presented its new short-range anti-aircraft complex Skynex. Practical shooting took place during the demonstration.
A short-range anti-aircraft complex – this is the name chosen by Rheinmetall itself. In fact, this is an Oerlikon Mk3 35mm anti-aircraft gun mounted on a truck chassis. Such an air defense system can fight both aircraft and missiles. The complex also has equipment for searching small targets in the form of drones.
The complex can also be equipped with a 35-mm Oerlikon GDF009 TREO double cannon, an Oerlikon laser cannon and a Denel Cheetah C-RAM missile system. As for the Oerlikon Mk3, its rate of fire is 1000 rounds per minute. The maximum range is four kilometers.
According to Voennoye Obozreniye, the complex has already been nicknamed “drone gun”.