Elbit Systems will supply SkyStriker loitering munitions (LM) to an unnamed European country through a $95 million contract.
As part of the contract, to be carried out over a period of two years, 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 10kg, enabling high-precision performance.
SkyStriker can be launched from a variety of ground and aerial platforms, including from 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 a number of warhead types and with its modular design, can be interchanged in the field during pre-flight according to the operational requirement.
Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace, said; “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.”