Rheinmetall’s LUNA NG to see action in Ukraine

Date: Issue 126 - October 2023

Rheinmetall's next-generation LUNA-NG air-supported short-range reconnaissance system will soon be in action in Ukraine. The system should be ready for delivery in the course of 2023. The order now placed is worth a low double-digit million-euro amount. Rheinmetall is, therefore, making another important contribution to enhancing the effectiveness of the Ukrainian military through advanced technology. The LUNA NG has already clocked on several thousand hours of flying time, including active deployment. 

The LUNA NG comprises a ground control station and several unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones. The system also includes the launch catapult, an optional net equipment for catching the drones when they land, as well as equipment for rapid repair. It can detect, classify, and identify objects in real-time. The entire system is mounted on an HX truck with a swap body system made by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles.