The Finnish Defense Forces awarded Oerlikon Contraves AG, a wholly subsidiary of
Rheinmetall, a contract for the supply of a new Ranger UAV (Unmanned Aerial
The new Ranger system has been designated as the FDF Ranger 2 UAV and consists
of air vehicles, ground control station, remote communications terminal, and
stand-alone mobile receiving unit. This contract also covers training and
The FDF Ranger 2 UAV system will be deployed in support of Finnish artillery
units providing potential targets information.
The delivery of the new UAV system is scheduled for autumn 2005. IAI, Israel
Aircraft Industries Ltd., from Israel was the Ranger UAV original contractor
with Oerlikon Contraves acting as leader of the international consortium
responsible for the Ranger UAV.
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