Haifa, Israel– Elbit Systems Ltd. announced this week that it was awarded a $95 million contract to supply SkyStriker loitering munitions (LM) to a European country. The contract will be carried out over 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 10 Kg, enabling high-precision performance. SkyStriker can be launched from various ground and aerial platforms, including 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 several warhead types, and thanks to its modular design, it can be interchanged in the field 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.” (Press Release)
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