Ukraine to receive 110 Australian-made Slinger anti-drone systems to take out Iranian Shahed drones


Ukraine is set to receive 110 Slinger anti-drone systems manufactured by Australia’s Electro Optic Systems (EOS), according to the company’s executive vice president, Matt Jones, on Sept. 2.

The Slinger was developed based on the experience of the Russian-Ukrainian war and is reported to be particularly effective against kamikaze drones like Iran's Shahed-136 UAVs.

"This technology is really going to Ukraine. The Slinger system was purchased by the United States for donation to Ukraine. The development of the laser technology is still being finalized, so it is not being considered at this time," Jones stated.

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"We have already signed two contracts for Ukraine for 110 systems that will be equipped with the M113 APC and another 50 systems with a company called Praktika that will be integrated into the Bushmaster APC. They amount to about 170 million dollars; this is a significant export contract."

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The Slinger complex was created on the basis of the 30-mm M230LF cannon and the 7.62-mm MAG58 machine gun. The system is equipped with thermal imaging and night vision. It is able to track and target moving drones at a distance of more than 800 meters.

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