Skyguard III

Manufacturer: Oerlikon Contraves AG  
Product type: Turrets  
Name: Anti-aircraft defence turret  

The Skyguard system is contained within a towed trailer, mounted on the roof of which is a pulse doppler search radar, a pulse doppler tracking radar and a co-axial television camera. The trailer also houses the crew of two and a small petrol generator.

A typical battery using the Skyguard consists of two twin 35 mm gun platforms with a single Skyguard fire control radar.

Designed for round-the-clock, network-enabled operations in all weathers, the Oerlikon Skyguard III is the perfect answer for echeloned air defence, offering excellent protection against a wide spectrum of aerial threats, including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, missiles, unmanned air vehicles and precision guided missiles.

Oerlikon Skyguard III has a state-of-the-art fire control unit with reconnaissance radar, optronic target recognition, assignment and tracking. It features two high-performance 35mm antiaircraft cannon for short-range engagements and two guided missile launchers, giving the system greater reach.

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Skyguard III