Israel's Elbit Systems to Sell Kamikaze Drones Worth $95Mln to European Country
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Israel-based international defense electronics company Elbit Systems said on Monday that it had signed a contract worth $95 million with a European country on supplies of SkyStriker loitering munitions.
"Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a $95 million contract to supply SkyStriker loitering munitions (LM) to a European country... As part of the contract Elbit Systems will provide several hundred SkyStriker units. The contract will be carried out over a period of two years," the company stated.
SkyStriker LM is a completely autonomous loitering munition capable of locating, acquiring and engaging operator designated targets with a warhead of up to 10 kilogram (22 pounds), enabling high-precision performance, the statement added.
The launch of a SkyStriker can be carried out from a variety of ground and aerial platforms as well as from an Elbit Systems special launching system. The company said that the SkyStriker allows "covert operations of up to 2 hours and with a range of 100km [62 miles]."