The Armed Forces of Ukraine received Skynex air defense systems. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, who visited the Italian defense company Rheinmetall Italia SpA.
What is known
The Prime Minister recalled that one of the developments of Rheinmetall Italia SpA is Skynex. The official also added that the batteries of anti-aircraft installations have already taken up combat duty in Ukraine.
The head of government did not specify how many anti-aircraft installations Ukraine received in total, but earlier reportedthat Rheinmetall Italia SpA will transfer two systems. They were ordered by the German government. The contract value was €200 million.
Skynex is a new air defense system. The anti-aircraft gun was introduced in 2021. It is designed to provide protection against cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The anti-aircraft gun is equipped with a 35 mm Oerlikon Mk3 cannon. The effective firing range is 4 km. In Skynex’s arsenal, in addition to the gun, there is a radar that can autonomously track airborne threats.