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Elbit Systems to supply the SkyStriker loitering munition to European country

By Arie Egozi

Israeli company Elbit Systems was awarded a USD 95 million contract to supply SkyStriker loitering munition (LM) to a European country. The contract will be carried out over a period of two years.

 

As part of the contract Elbit Systems will provide several hundred SkyStriker units.

Elbit Systems’ SkyStriker LM is a fully autonomous loitering munition that can locate, acquire and engage operator designated targets with a warhead of up to 10kg, enabling high-precision performance. SkyStriker can be launched from a variety of ground and aerial platforms, including from a dedicated canister on Elbit Systems’ PULS™ (Precise and Universal Launching System) rocket artillery systems.

 

 

Equipped with an electrical engine, the SkyStriker enables covert operations of up to 2 hours and with a range of 100km. The system can precisely strike targets while maintaining a “man in the loop” even in GPS and communication denied environments.

The Skystriker can use a number of warhead types and thanks to its modular design, it can be interchanged in the field during pre-flight according to the operational requirement.

Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace said that as a covert and agile platform, the SkyStriker loitering munition delivers high performance precision and reliability, providing a mission critical advantage to warfighters on the modern battlefield.

 

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