This information was reported by RBC-Ukraine, reports URA-Inform.
Features of the technology
Designed and manufactured by the German company Rheinmetall, the Skynex system, unveiled in the fall of 2021, is designed for short-range air defense, similar to the German Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns long used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This complex is capable of destroying both swarms of drones and aircraft, as well as cruise missiles, using 35 mm ammunition.
It is noted that The Skynex system has demonstrated successful testing, including engaging several unmanned aerial vehicles using the Oerlikon Mk3 35mm gun over the past two years. The modularity of the control unit of the anti-aircraft missile system allows you to connect only the necessary systems specific to solving specific problems.
Experts believe that Skynex, so Just like the IRIS-T complexes transferred by Germany to Ukraine, they are high-precision air defense systems. However, Skynex attracts attention with its financial advantage, since the cost of destroying an aircraft is about 4 thousand euros, while the price for a downed missile for IRIS-T varies from 300 thousand to 500 thousand euros.
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