Underneath the partnership, PT OCWSB Pratama Indonesia has been appointed as an authorised native companion of Rheinmetall Air Defence, and it’s cleared to undertake upkeep, restore, and overhaul work on numerous weapon methods which have been equipped by the corporate to Indonesia. These embody the Oerlikon Skyshield Air Defence System, which is in service with the Indonesian Air Power’s fast motion command, and the Oerlikon Millennium Gun, which is discovered on the Indonesian Navy’s Martadinata class. Open-source intelligence firm Janes reported that Rheinmetall has indicated that it is going to be capable of produce items of the Oerlikon Skyranger cell ground-based air defence (GBAD) system in-country ought to or not it’s chosen for the Indonesian armed forces anti-air necessities.

The Skyranger Floor Primarily based Air Defence System is a brief vary air defence turret-system developed Rheinmetall Air Defence AG (previously Oerlikon). The system major targets are unmanned aerial automobiles (UAVs), low-flying plane, missiles, in addition to to satisfy a C-RAM position and it’s armed with two brief vary surface-to-air missiles and a 30 mm KCE-ABM autocannon, which is able to firing programmable timed fuzed ammunition. The gun turret could be built-in to any wheeled or tracked armoured preventing automobile (AFV), which succesful to hold its 2.5 tonnes. The Skyranger 30 has its personal sensor suite, which include an AESA radar, IRST and an electrooptical focusing on gadget with IR digicam and laser rangefinders. The system continues to be in improvement part, IOC is deliberate for 2025.


Skyranger floor primarily based air defence turret with high-energy laser (HEL) effectors. (Picture by Rheinmetall)

The Skyranger 30 has a number of sensors so as to discover, establish and have interaction the potential targets. The primary sensor is the Rheinmetall Italy’s AESA Multi-Mission Radar (AMMR) which offers 360 levels protection thanks ot its 5 AESA arrays. The AMMR can monitor whereas scan as much as 150 targets, with 40 excessive precedence targets. The engagement of the targets is completed by an electrooptical sight outfitted with thermal imager and laser rangefinders. This S-band radar has the follwoing detection ranges: over 20 km on a 1 m2 RCS air goal, over 12 km detection vary towards hovering helicopters, 10 km towards missiles and5 km towards RAM targets and micro-UAS.

The primary effector of the Skyranger 30 system is the KCE-ABM 30 mm autocannon, which is a by-product of the Viggen fighter jet’s KCA cannon. It’s electrically pushed and has a cyclic fee of fireside 16 rounds per second or 960 rounds per minute. One key ingredient in growing the kill likelihood is the ABM spherical; leveraging the expertise acquired with the 35 mm AHEAD Air Burst Know-how ammunition the brand new 30 mm ABM spherical carries a complete of round 162 tungsten cylinders. The kind of missile is as much as the client to resolve about, however Mistral, Stinger and SkyKnight are talked about by Rheinmetall. Rheinmetall’s Excessive Vitality Laser (HEL) might be optionally included to the effector bundle of the Skyranger 30.

Rheinmetall Offers Skyranger Ground Based Air Defence System for Indonesian Ared Force
A Pindad Badak fireplace help automobile with a mock-up of the Skyranger 30 turret, at Indo Defence 2022. (Picture by PT Pindad)