Australia has prepared the first batch of Slinger anti-drone systems for Ukraine

, 17:44, 02.10.2023
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Ukraine is set to receive ten "Slinger" anti-drone systems as part of a U.S. military aid package. These cost-effective systems can be mounted on various vehicles.

Australia has prepared the first batch of Slinger anti-drone systems for Ukraine

EOS confirms first Slinger exports to Ukraine

Ukraine is set to receive ten "Slinger" complexes designed for countering drones, with a notable advantage being their cost-effectiveness in neutralizing drones. These systems, part of a U.S. military aid package, are expected to be delivered by the end of the year.

The "Slinger" system offers high autonomy and can be mounted on civilian pickup trucks, enhancing its mobility and adaptability to various vehicles. It comprises a 30 mm Bushmaster M230LF cannon and a 7.62 mm FN MAG machine gun, complemented by an optical-electronic system and radar, ensuring precise targeting of small airborne threats like the DJI Phantom.

In order not to shoot cheap drones with expensive missiles, the "Slinger" system was invented.

The manufacturer claims that the system can effectively eliminate the DJI Matrice quadcopter from a range of 1.4 km and the DJI Phantom from 1 km away. The optical-electronic system can detect targets up to 12 km in the daytime and 13.7 km at night.

EOS, the company behind the "Slinger" system, has pledged to donate 160 units to Ukraine, intended for use in mobile air defense units. This technology is designed to avoid the costly use of missiles against inexpensive drones.

The "Slinger" system weighs approximately 400 kilograms, making it compatible with most wheeled vehicles, both civilian and military. It is capable of employing programmable guided RF high-explosive munitions for targeting small drones.

The system's firing rate ranges from 100 to 200 rounds per minute when equipped with thermal imaging and night vision devices. Furthermore, the Ukrainian government has placed an order for 110 such systems to be installed on M113 armored personnel carriers, while a private company named Praktika has ordered an additional 50 for integration into their armored vehicles. The combined order value is around USD 170 million. These ten Slinger complexes currently in production are slated for delivery to Ukraine by year-end as part of the U.S. military aid package.


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