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Rheinmetall has unveiled the Oerlikon Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Multi-Mission Radar (AMMR), developed entirely at Rheinmetall Italia in Rome, the company writes in a press release, claiming that the new radar is ready for series production.

According to Rheinmetall, the new radar responds to highly challenging current and emerging short- and very short-range aerial threats detecting and processing:

  • mini-and micro-unmanned aerial vehicles
  • incoming rockets
  • artillery and mortars engaging in high angle attacks
  • air/surface weapons and cruise missiles

AMMR can be integrated with a variety of platforms and can track and classify multiple threats simultaneously, designed to operate in stationary mode or on the move, even under adverse environmental and jamming conditions, Rheinmetal emphasises. Besides, it is said to feature electronic counter-countermeasures. Reportedly, the radar is 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. The event was attended by representatives of all four branches of the Italian armed forces – Army, Air Force, Navy and Carabinieri – as well as representatives of the National Armaments Directorate, the Defence Staff, the Italian State Police, and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.