Elbit Systems Ltd. will demonstrate its innovative military solutions at the IDEX 2023 in Abu Dhabi from February 20-24th. The company, along with its subsidiary, Elbit Systems Emirates (ESE), will engage in meaningful dialogue to enhance their offerings based on local customer needs.
A highlight at the Elbit booth (Stand 02-A02) is SkyStriker, a fully autonomous loitering munition (LM). It can pinpoint and attack targets with a 5 or 10 Kg warhead, allowing for high-precision strikes. Its electric propulsion ensures low acoustic signature for covert low-altitude operations. As an efficient long-range strike tool, SkyStriker boosts situational awareness and survivability for troops and special forces.
Key features include an advanced gimbaled dual CCD+IR seeker, dual warhead configuration, mission abort and re-engage capabilities, and single truck mobility. An optional recovery capability is also provided.
SkyStriker can reach 20 Km in ten minutes and maintain target pursuit for up to 2 hours (with a 5 Kg warhead) or 1 hour (with a 10 Kg warhead). It enables swift deployment and allows remote operation, protecting operators from enemy detection or fire. The LM uses autonomous navigation during cruising and loitering phases and relies on electro-optical "lock" for precise strikes. It can dive at high speeds of up to 300 knots, maintaining accuracy even in 40-knot winds.
Years of Service: 2017
Manufacturer: Elbit Systems - Israel
Operator: Azerbaijan; Israel
Ground attack (bombing, strafing)
The ability to conduct air strikes against ground targets using (but not limited to) artillery, bombs, rockets, rockets, etc.
Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR), reconnaissance
Monitor ground targets/target areas to assess surrounding threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Serve special forces/special operations forces and missions.
Aircraft designed (or later developed) have inherent unmanned capabilities and can fill a variety of battlefield roles.
1 x electric motor to drive the two-bladed propeller unit in a thruster configuration.
5 kg explosive payload.