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Elbit Systems awarded contract to supply SkyStriker loitering munitions

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.”

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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