An Israeli defense firm, Elbit Systems has secured a $95 Million Contract to Supply Canister Configuration SkyStriker Loitering Munitions to a European Country. As part of this agreement, Elbit Systems will supply several hundred loitering munitions in two years. Elbit Systems announced this agreement on 18th September 2023.
Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace: “We are pleased to deliver an innovative and effective solution to our cutomers 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.”
Skystriker is a loitering munition, that can carry a warhead of 10 kilograms and has a flight endurance of 2 hours. This Loitering munition has a range of about 100 kilometers and it is believed that canister configuration will be based on a 4×4 or 6×6 vehicle.