An undisclosed European country has awarded Elbit Systems a contract worth $95 million to supply them with SkyStriker loitering munitions (LM) over a two-year period. Elbit Systems will provide several hundred SkyStriker units as part of the deal.
The SkyStriker LM is a fully autonomous loitering munition that can locate, acquire and engage operator-designated targets with a warhead of up to 10 Kg, allowing for high-precision performance. It can be launched from various ground and aerial platforms, including from a dedicated canister on Elbit Systems’ PULS (Precise and Universal Launching System) rocket artillery systems.
The SkyStriker has an electrical engine and can perform covert operations for up to 2 hours with a range of 100km. It can precisely strike targets while maintaining a “man in the loop” even in GPS and communication-denied environments. The Skystriker can use different types of warheads and due to its modular design, can be interchanged during pre-flight according to operational requirements.
Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace: “We are pleased to deliver an innovative and effective solution to our customers that combines Elbit Systems air and ground solutions. 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.”