DÜSSELDORF (dpa-AFX) - Defence contractor and automotive supplier Rheinmetall has landed an order worth hundreds of millions. The Düsseldorf-based MDax company announced on Tuesday that it had been commissioned by an international customer to modernize its Skyguard air defense system. The work, which will also include ammunition and other components of the defense batteries, is to begin this year.
The Skyguard system will also be capable of intercepting small unmanned drones, according to the group. The customer is a long-standing business partner./ngu/mis