WASHINGTON, D.C. – Flyer Defense introduced the Flyer 72 Multi-Purpose Mobile Fire Support System, nicknamed “The Beast,” at the 2023 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC., last week.
The specialized configuration is a finely tuned version of the Flyer 72 Heavy Duty ground mobility vehicle that integrates a range of advanced systems to enhance Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), radar detection, fire support, and firepower capabilities.
“Its robust design ensures effectiveness in addressing contemporary challenges faced in modern warfare,” said Flyer Defense Founder and CEO, Oded Nechushtan. “This has always been our commitment. To deliver a platform that adapts to the evolving needs of the warfighter.”
Equipped with a remote weapons system, up to 42 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition, four RPS 42 S-band hemispheric air surveillance radar panels, and cutting-edge anti-drone technology, “The Beast” offers its occupants complete 360° coverage. Its operational capabilities extend beyond detection, enabling it to track and engage direct and elevated threats.
Featured systems on “The Beast” include:
- Scorpion Shoot and Scoot 120mm Mortar Launcher System
- Leonardo DRS Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar
- Kongsberg Remote Weapons System
- D-Fend Solutions EnforceAir Anti-Drone System
About Flyer Defense
Flyer Defense, LLC was formed to provide mission-specialized, lightweight, high mobility, all-terrain tactical wheeled vehicles capable of internal transport in rotary and tilt wing aircraft. Flyer provides purpose-built vehicles and logistics support for the U.S. Army, special operations forces, and global allies. Always prioritizing the users and their missions, Flyer vehicles increase ground mobility, allow rapid deployment into contested areas, and enable military ground forces to move quickly for extended distances and over difficult terrain. The Flyer® family of successfully tested and certified vehicles are modular platforms, allowing rapid vehicle customization for immediate operation-relevant configuration. (Press Release)
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