Friday, December 8, 2023

Flyer Defense Unleashes Flyer 72 Multi-Purpose Mobile Fire Support System, “The Beast”, at 2023 AUSA Annual Meeting

American defense firm, Flyer Defense introduced the Flyer 72 Multi-Purpose Mobile Fire Support System, nicknamed “The Beast,” at the 2023 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The specialized configuration is a finely tuned version of the Flyer 72 Heavy Duty ground mobility vehicle, that integrates a range of advanced systems to enhance Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), radar detection, fire support, and firepower capabilities.

“Its robust design ensures effectiveness in addressing contemporary challenges faced in modern warfare,” said Flyer Defense Founder and CEO, Oded Nechushtan. “This has always been our commitment. To deliver a platform that adapts to the evolving needs of the warfighter.”


Flyer 72 Multi-Purpose Mobile Fire Support System
Flyer 72 Multi-Purpose Mobile Fire Support System

Equipped with a remote weapons system, up to 42 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition, four RPS 42 S-band hemispheric air surveillance radar panels, and cutting-edge anti-drone technology, “The Beast” offers its occupants complete 360° coverage. Its operational capabilities extend beyond detection, enabling it to track and engage both direct and elevated threats.

Featured systems on “The Beast” include:

  • Scorpion Shoot and Scoot 120mm Mortar Launcher System
  • Leonardo DRS Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar
  • Kongsberg Remote Weapons System
  • D-Fend Solutions EnforceAir Anti-Drone System
Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and the South Asian Arms race.

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