Mobile air defence: Rheinmetall introduces Skyranger 30 on the Lynx platform [VIDEO]

By Defence Industry Europe

At this year's Eurosatory exhibition, German defence giant Rheinmetall will unveil several new solutions for modern armed forces. One of the standout products from the company’s portfolio is the mobile air defence system featuring the Skyranger 30 integrated onto the Lynx vehicle.


The German company announced this premiere on one of its social media channels, sharing a short video showcasing the Lynx Skyranger 30.



“Rheinmetall’s Lynx Skyranger 30 is a state-of-the-art multi-role air defence system. It combines superior firepower with the dynamics and elevation needed to successfully engage highly agile single or swarming targets performing loiter, pop-up, or dive attacks. This makes it the ideal solution for defence against drone strikes and other airborne threats, playing a crucial role in current scenarios. Integrated active search and passive tracking sensors render the Lynx a powerful, autonomous shooter with both gun and missile capabilities,” Rheinmetall stated in the video description.


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According to Rheinmetall, the Lynx Skyranger 30 will be a groundbreaking air defence system based on the tried-and-tested Lynx infantry fighting vehicle. Integrating the state-of-the-art Skyranger air defence system results in an even more effective and versatile air defence capability. The system offers an optimum combination of mobility, survivability, flexibility, and precision, capable of thwarting highly challenging new threats in the short- and very-short-range domains. A hybrid solution, its turret combines a high-performance 30mm automatic cannon, surface-to-air missiles, and an accompanying sensor suite, all on a single platform. Moreover, the system is compatible with a variety of modern guided missiles, such as the Mistral, Stinger, and Chiron.


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In December 2023, Rheinmetall signed a EUR 30 million agreement with Hungary for the conceptual development of the Lynx Skyranger 30. The aim of this contract was to integrate the tracked chassis of the Lynx infantry fighting vehicle with the Skyranger 30 air defence turret.

As reported by Defence Industry Europe, the Skyranger 30 turret has already been contracted by Germany and Austria.



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