Mantis Hava Savunma Sistemi Alman Hava Kuvvetlerine Teslim Edildi

Alman Savunma Devi Rheinmetall, Alman Hava Kuvvetlerine Alçaktan uçan insanlı ve insansız hava araçları değişik tehlikelere karşı geliştirmiş olduğu Mantis sistemini teslim etti.

Oerlikon Skyshield hava savunma sisteminin bir parçası olarak üretilen alçaktan uçan insanlı ve insansız hava aracı gibi hava tehditlerine karşı geliştirilmiş olan Mantis  onemli sivil ve askeri altyapıları korumak için geliştirildi. Mantis alçak irtifa hava savunma sisteminde mühimmat olarak 6 adet 35 MM lik 152 tungsten mermi kapasitesi ile kısa menzilli roket, top ve havan lara karşı çok etkili koruma sağlamaktadır.

Rheinmetall transfers MANTIS air defence system to the German Air Force – reliable protection against the threat from above

The German Air Force took formal delivery today of the Rheinmetall-made MANTIS air defence system at a ceremony in Husum, Germany, home of Air Defence Missile Squadron 1 “Schleswig-Holstein”.

Bodo Garbe, a member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Defence, handed over the system in front of the assembled troops. Also on hand were Harald Stein, head of Germany’s BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support); Lieutenant-General Dieter Naskrent, Deputy Chief of Staff of the German Air Force; and Lieutenant Colonel Arnt Kuebart, commanding officer of the Air Defence Regiment.

The weapon system is scheduled to be deployed with the 1st air defence squadron (Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 1), based at Husum, Germany, after the air force assumed responsibility for all national air defence and anti-aircraft missions from the German Army in August 2010.

Rheinmetall Defence executive board member Bodo Garbe said: ”It is a highly effective system, capable of countering a wide array of threats in future operational scenarios. Moreover, its open architecture design makes it a future-proof investment.”

Derived from Oerlikon Skyshield air defence technology, the Mantis is a short-range counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) system designed to safeguard military sites and critical civilian infrastructure from aerial threats, such as low-flying manned and unmanned aircraft.

The system was specifically developed to protect the army’s forward-operating bases in Masar-I-Sharif and Kunduz, Afghanistan, from rocket, artillery and mortar attacks.

Equipped with six 35mm automatic guns, two sensor units and a central command ground-control unit, the system is capable of recognising missiles fired onto a base from approximately 3km, enabling the gun to instantly destroy threats in a calculated flight path.

The gun’s firing is based on Rheinmetall Weapons and Munitions- developed mission-specific programmable and air burst advanced hit efficiency and destruction (AHEAD) ammunition, which has a payload of 152 tungsten projectiles.

Mantis can also be used to protect national territory and allied nations during conflict and post-conflict situations and also in military operations other than war (MOOTW).

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