The Germany military expects to deploy its Mantis counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) system to Afghanistan in 2012. The air force, which is taking over responsibility for that mission area next year, will deploy the system to protect the German base in Kunduz. Mantis should become operational in 2011. The German government has ordered two C-RAMs from Rheinmetall, which is an evolution of the Skyshield system. The gun-based C-RAM can fire 35-mm. rounds at a rate of 1,000 ...
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