Electro Optic Techniques (EOS) has launched its Australian made counter-drone functionality, named the “Slinger”, at its manufacturing facility in Canberra.
Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP, who formally launched the progressive native expertise, mentioned that he continued to be impressed by the world-leading functionality of Australia’s defence business.
Govt Vice President of EOS Defence Techniques, Mr Matt Jones, mentioned EOS was excited to launch the Slinger in response to rising worldwide demand for superior counter-drone applied sciences.
“This can be a large day for Australia, the Slinger is a cutting-edge functionality that demonstrates Australian innovation can lead the world in response to world safety wants”, mentioned Mr Jones.
“We have now utilized the hard-won classes from the battlefields, together with Ukraine, to our Slinger system, guaranteeing it’s going to give actual edge to these trying to hit again towards the rising risk of drones.”
The Slinger incorporates a radar, a 30mm cannon with particularly designed ammunition, and EOS’ proprietary stabilisation and pointing expertise for counter-drone operations.
It could actually monitor and discriminately have interaction shifting drones at a spread of greater than 800 metres, with distinctive ammunition making it appropriate to be used in built-up environments.
The Slinger has been designed and developed in Australia particularly for export markets, with a concentrate on addressing modern and rising threats based mostly on classes discovered in latest conflicts, akin to Ukraine.