Rheinmetall AG, publicly listed and based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a powerful, internationally successful corporation. As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall is a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. The group’s Defence sector is Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology and a longstanding partner of the German armed forces. Rheinmetall Defence products set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines: from vehicle, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment and air defence.
All air defence activities within the Rheinmetall group are concentrated under the leadership of the business unit Air Defence and Radar Systems (ADRS), located in Zurich and Rome. ADRS is one of the world's leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art air defence systems. In the domain of cannon-based air defence technology, the company is the global leader and the sole single-source supplier of fire control systems, automatic cannons, integrated missile launchers and Ahead air burst ammunition. In order to stay abreast with current and future missions, the business unit invests heavily in new technologies such as High Energy Lasers (HEL). Demonstrations of the advancements in recent years have proven that such weapons will be a major game changer and will allow to satisfy new requirements for air defenders on land and on water.
In addition to its actual core business, ADRS offers various solutions in the field of drone defence and internal security.