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Rheinmetall introduces new Oerlikon AESA multi-mission radar

Oerlikon AMMR
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German defense technology company Rheinmetall has unveiled the Oerlikon AMMR, its latest radar system based on active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology.

The company said the Oerlikon AESA multi-mission radar (AMMR) was developed entirely at Rheinmetall Italia in Rome, adding it is now ready for series production.

According to the company, the new radar responds to current and emerging short- and very short-range aerial threats, successfully detecting and processing mini- and micro-unmanned aerial vehicles, incoming rockets, artillery and mortars engaging in high angle attacks, as well as air/surface weapons and cruise missiles.

Rheinmetall added that the radar automatically detects, classifies and tracks the full spectrum of aerial threats thanks to adaptive full digital beamforming techniques in the S-band.

Oerlikon AMMR is designed to operate in stationary mode or on the move, even under unfavorable environmental and jamming conditions. The radar is also fully software defined, with a configuration capable of adapting to the specific operational scenario.

In February 2022 Rheinmetall Italia held an open day event to demonstrate the new Oerlikon AMMR to representatives of all four branches of the Italian armed forces.