Let’s get down to brass tacks. Rheinmetall, a heavyweight in the defense tech arena, has just flexed its muscles with the Skyranger 30 air defense system.

It’s not just a trial run; it’s a full-on display of what’s coming in mid-2024.

This beast, the Skyranger 30 A1, is more than a prototype; it’s a harbinger of a new era in mobile air defense, tested to its limits in Switzerland’s Ochsenboden proving ground.

We’re diving into the nuts and bolts of this system, its testing milestones, and the deals it’s clinching across Europe.

Skyranger 30 Overview

Here’s the skinny: the Skyranger 30 is no ordinary piece of hardware.

Mounted on a ground vehicle, it boasts a 30mm x 173 KCE revolver cannon, a real juggernaut that can engage targets up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) away.