Defence and communications manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has sold its Slinger Counter-Drone weapon system (pictured) to Diehl Defence in Germany.
The systems will be integrated by Diehl Defence onto lightweight 4×4 vehicles, providing a defensive capability capable of protecting critical asse4ts from drone attacks.
Under the contract, which is valued at $15 million, EOS will provide systems, spares, training and related services to be delivered to the customer during 2024.
According to a statement: “The contract is subject to export approval by the Australian government.
“In performing this contract EOS will draw upon a support network and supply chain consisting of over one hundred suppliers located across Australia, and others internationally.”
The Slinger incorporates a radar, a 30mm cannon with specifically designed ammunition, and EOS’ proprietary stabilisation and pointing technology for counter-drone operations.
It can track and discriminately engage moving drones at a range of more than 800 metres, with unique ammunition making it suitable for use in built-up environments.
The Slinger has been designed and developed in Australia specifically for export markets, with a focus on addressing contemporary and emerging threats based on lessons learned in recent conflicts, such as Ukraine.
EOS launches new Slinger anti-drone weapons system
Picture: Electro Optic Systems/Slinger anti-drone capability