10/01/2019 15:14

Azerbaijani SBS presented new SkyStriker loitering munition

State Border Service of Azerbaijan purchased “Sky Striker” loitering munition (LM) from Israel’s “Elbit Systems” company.

“Azeri Defence” informs, the new weapon and equipment were presented during the visit of the President Ilham Aliyev to the military base of SBS. For the first time the “Sky Striker” LM was presented during the event.

Designed in 2016, “Sky Striker” loitering munition can carry load of 5 or 10 kg.”Sky Striker” differs from its analogues by electrical engines which makes no sound.The speed of UAV – 185 kmph and endurance is 2 hours. Kamikadze strikes the aim with the speed of 300 knts.

SBS of Azerbaijan is the first foreign operator of “Sky Strike”. As per now, SBS uses “Harop” loitering munitions of IAI company. “Harops” were used during 5 days war in April 2016.