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Israeli SkyStriker munitions bound for Europe

Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems will supply SkyStriker LM fully autonomous loitering munitions to an unnamed European country under a $95 million contract.

Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems will supply SkyStriker LM fully autonomous loitering munitions to an unnamed European country under a $95 million contract.

The contract for the canister configuration munitions will reportedly provide several hundred SkyStriker units over a period of two years.

The electrical engine SkyStriker is launched from ground or aerial platforms before locating, acquiring, and engaging operator-designated targets with a warhead of up to 10 kilograms.

It can operate for up to two hours with a range of 100 kilometres, strike targets via GPS or in communication denied environments, and is also compatible with a dedicated canister for rocket artillery systems.

“We are pleased to deliver an innovative and effective solution to our customers that combines Elbit Systems’ air and ground solutions,” said Elbit Systems aerospace general manager Yoram Shmuely.

“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.”

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