Mobile Anti-Aircraft System Unveiled at Eurosatory

The Tridon Mk2 from BAE Systems is a 40mm anti-aircraft system with high-precision, drawing on the Bofors 3P programmable munition to defeat aerial and land-based threats By William Mackenzie / 20 Jun 2024
Mobile Anti-Aircraft System Unveiled at Eurosatory
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BAE Systems is launching its next-generation 40mm anti-aircraft system, Tridon Mk2, at Eurosatory 2024, showcasing its unique capability to protect against ever-evolving aerial threats.

Based on the battle-proven Bofors 40mm gun and more than 90 years of experience, the cutting-edge self-propelled system is designed to provide security and protection for both military forces and civil infrastructure.

The Tridon Mk2 is a mobile anti-aircraft system with high-precision, teamed with critical munitions capabilities, including the Bofors 3P programmable munition. This forms the backbone of the system, designed for defeating a wide range of aerial and land-based threats. 

The system has an effective range of up to 12km, depending on the target, selected ammunition, sensor suite and surrounding terrain. It is a flexible option, built for any military, offering the ability to mix a large variety of ammunition in the same firing salvo.

The system’s modularity enables it to be mounted on various platforms and fully operated from within the cabin. This allows for both rapid deployment into action and for troops to regroup to avoid enemy countermeasures. It can also be off-loaded at strategic locations and remotely controlled from a safe distance.

Each system has its own day-night acquisition sensors and fire-control system, which makes it a cost-effective solution to protect large areas.

BAE Systems state that on today’s battlefields, tens of thousands of drones are shot down every month, and this new threat has exposed a dangerous gap in current air defense capabilities for NATO allies. The Tridon Mk2 offers a solution to help fill that gap.

Lena Gillström, president of BAE Systems Bofors, commented; “The Tridon Mk2 is the ideal solution for combat operations, where soldiers need a proven, high-precision and reliable anti-aircraft system to keep the skies clear and protect troops and infrastructure.

“The adaptability of the system, which can evolve as threats continue to change, is what makes it one of the most effective anti-aircraft systems on the market today.”

The Tridon Mk2 will be displayed on the BAE Systems stand at Eurosatory from 17 – 21 June 2024 (Hall 5A, stand B369).

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