“They will be able to fight Russian UAVs and Iranian Shahed”: Australia supplies the Ukrainian Armed Forces with new Slinger anti-aircraft guns

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“They will be able to fight Russian UAVs and Iranian Shahed”: Australia supplies the Ukrainian Armed Forces with new Slinger anti-aircraft guns

The Australian company Electro Optic Systems intends to supply a total of 160 Slinger anti-aircraft systems for the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, designed to combat drones.

110 anti-aircraft guns will be installed on the M113 armored personnel carrier, and another 50 on Bushmaster armored vehicles. At the same time, the company previously offered Slinger to its customers, usually on the platform of the GMC Denali 2500HD pickup truck. First, the anti-aircraft guns will arrive in the United States, where they will be installed on a chassis, and then sent to Ukraine.



The Slinger system is an innovative solution to combat drones, inspired historical sling-wielding warriors who are known for their precision attacks over long distances using lightweight and economical weapons

- says the company's website.

The system weighs less than 400 kg. The weapon used is the Bushmaster M230LF 30x113 mm cannon firing about 200 rounds per minute, combined with a 7,62 mm MAG58 machine gun with a rate of fire from 650 to 1000 rounds per minute.

The Slinger uses 30mm ammunition equipped with a radio frequency proximity fuze and a high explosive projectile. The system also includes an Echodyne 4D guidance radar, a wind sensor for improved accuracy, day cameras (with a detection range of over 12 thousand m) and a thermal imager (more than 13,7 thousand m). As indicated, it provides stable shooting with a deviation of less than 1 milliradian.

Slinger will be able to fight both Russian UAVs and Iranian Shahed

- explained in the company.

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    2. +1
      11 September 2023
      Quote: oleg-nekrasov-19
      “They will be able to fight Russian UAVs and Iranian Shahed”: Australia supplies the Ukrainian Armed Forces with new Slinger anti-aircraft guns

      Well, what about the speaker of the “powerful forces” Ignat? he fights very effectively not only with “martyrs”, but also with “daggers”!!!!
      1. +1
        11 September 2023
        It looks like they will also “pull” against helicopters.
        1. -2
          11 September 2023
          Quote: knn54
          It looks like they will also “pull” against helicopters.

          Firing range maximum 4 KM. What helicopters?
      2. -2
        11 September 2023
        "but also with" daggers "!!!!" ///
        ---
        By the way, daggers have never been used in Kyiv and the region since that memorable mass attack on the Patriot complex. Yes
        1. 0
          13 September 2023
          Quote: voyaka uh
          "but also with" daggers "!!!!" ///
          ---
          By the way, daggers have never been used in Kyiv and the region since that memorable mass attack on the Patriot complex. Yes

          Shopping center "Retroville".


    3. -2
      11 September 2023
      “They will be able to fight Russian UAVs and Iranian Shahed”: Australia supplies the Ukrainian Armed Forces with new Slinger anti-aircraft guns
      They can do it, but who will give it to her?
      1. +1
        11 September 2023
        They can do it, but who will give it to her?


        What are the doubts? Of course they will, and much faster than something similar appears here.
    4. -1
      11 September 2023
      The whole installation weighs 400 kg with a radar and heater for 14 km? When going to Russia, crows and pigeons will have to emigrate from the outskirts. If it were all that simple, then the outskirts would already be filled with such “super waffles.”
      It’s like at the fifth appointment with the doctor, four courses of treatment did not work, well, try these pills.....
      1. 0
        11 September 2023
        In the West, no one overwhelms anyone with super waffles for nothing - first advertising, raising prices, then selling a large batch for good money / by the way, who will buy them for the Armed Forces of Ukraine? /
        1. +1
          11 September 2023
          Quote from: Peter1First
          and who will buy them for the Ukrainian Armed Forces?/

          The European Union, of course, then those who have joined NATO must throw something into the common fund.... An interesting scheme here, commercial, They will deliver it to the USA, the USA will mount it on M113s that no one needs, the output will be the latest development at a price that is crazy, from the common fund (NATO) money will go to the USA, supposedly for supplies to Ukraine....
      2. -2
        11 September 2023
        Quote from uprun
        When going to Russia, crows and pigeons will have to emigrate from the outskirts. If it were all that simple, then the outskirts would already be filled with such “super waffles.”

        And if it works out and they actually start shooting down most of our UAVs, then what?!
        It’s just high time to destroy the routes for delivering Western weapons to Ukraine!
        1. -2
          11 September 2023
          What kind of super air defense gun is this with a rate of fire of 200 rounds per minute and an accuracy of 3 arc minutes? And this does not take into account the wind, because the wind at a height of 20 meters and on the ground is completely different.
        2. KCA
          -1
          11 September 2023
          The Shilka has a smaller caliber, 23mm, but the rate of fire is 3400 rounds per minute, who has a better chance of shooting down a UAV? If the radar doesn’t point, then just point it by eye through the sighting device and fire 2000 shells
          1. 0
            November 24, 2023
            ....and the shells ran out.
            The cool thing about this device is that the more expensive targets should be destroyed with a maximum of several shells. In general, the concept of this installation is “One shot - one kill”.
    5. 0
      11 September 2023
      Will radio frequency proximity fuses be used?
      I wonder how applicable the old means of dealing with this, by throwing out foil and causing a premature detonation at a similar frequency, will be.
      1. -1
        11 September 2023
        Well, one such wunderwaffe replaces 5 mykols with anti-aircraft guns, for example. Will cost exactly as it was done hitherto. By massive strikes with a large number of decoys.
        1. -2
          11 September 2023
          And shells with radio fuses will cost many times more than regular ones. They will always be missed.
          1. 0
            November 24, 2023
            Quote: Sergey Alexandrovich
            shells with radio fuses will cost many times more than conventional ones

            ... but you need many times less of them than usual!
      2. 0
        11 September 2023
        Quote: Sergey Alexandrovich
        how applicable will the old means of combating this be by throwing out the foil and causing a premature detonation of a similar frequency

        "The dagger is good for those who have it! And bad for those who do not have it!" (Useful tips from Abdullah...)
    6. -1
      11 September 2023
      Another Wunder Waffle. The ballistics of a projectile is affected by so many variables that even a hadron collider could be installed. What for a thermal imager with a range of 12 km or optics for the same range? The effective range is shown in the video as 500m.
      1. +1
        11 September 2023
        “thermal imager with a range of 12 km or optics for the same range?” ///
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        For early detection, of course.
        To prepare the system to fire before the drone gets close.
        1. -3
          11 September 2023
          Quote: voyaka uh
          “thermal imager with a range of 12 km or optics for the same range?” ///
          ---
          For early detection, of course.
          To prepare the system to fire before the drone gets close.

          Consider a drone measuring 20cm x 20cm from this distance. Once again, for those who are on the armored train. The heat signature and angular coordinates are too small to realize range. Again, the size of the target (drone) does not allow artillery to engage targets at long ranges. The fragment field is too small.
          1. +1
            11 September 2023
            Quote: letinant
            Quote: voyaka uh
            “thermal imager with a range of 12 km or optics for the same range?” ///
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            For early detection, of course.
            To prepare the system to fire before the drone gets close.

            Consider a drone measuring 20cm x 20cm from this distance. Once again, for those who are on the armored train. The heat signature and angular coordinates are too small to realize range. Again, the size of the target (drone) does not allow artillery to engage targets at long ranges. The fragment field is too small.

            Such systems are not for fighting Mavics, but for fighting Shaheds. Well, that’s exactly what the article says. And Shahed/Geranium is quite large. 3.5 by 2.5 meters.
    7. -1
      11 September 2023
      It’s unlikely that they will deliver everything they planned, but for testing in real conditions it’s very possible. I hope the sample will appear at the trophy exhibition.
    8. 0
      11 September 2023
      Australia supplies Ukrainian Armed Forces with new Slinger anti-aircraft guns
      Knocked off the fly, Australia!
    9. -1
      11 September 2023
      Does Russia really look so bad that even the descendants of British crooks and bandits cannot sleep peacefully when the Ukronazis fail in the fight against it?
      Amazing epidermis...
    10. 0
      11 September 2023
      Good advertising. A UAV hanging in place, in the air, gets hit by a bullet. Still shoot at the life-size target
      1. 0
        November 24, 2023
        The advertisement is that ONE bullet hits. It is fired one at each target.
    11. -3
      11 September 2023
      *day camera (with a detection range of over 12 m)*
      but usually geraniums fly at night ..
      1. 0
        11 September 2023
        Quote from seamen2
        but usually geraniums fly at night ..

        Vyfsevreti! Geranium is a flower, they sleep at night - there is no sun)))
    12. 0
      11 September 2023
      The scrapping of MZA was somewhat premature wassat
      1. +1
        11 September 2023
        The question is the cost of 30 mm ammunition with proximity fuses. Although anti-aircraft shells are equipped with expensive self-destructors, this will be much more expensive. Here you need a self-liquidator and a radio detonation, otherwise without a self-liquidator you can bombard yourself with shrapnel.
        The minus is not mine.
        1. -2
          11 September 2023
          Quote: Sergey Alexandrovich
          The question is the cost of 30 mm ammunition with proximity fuses.

          In fact, since WW2, such fuses have been called NON-CONTACT!
    13. -2
      11 September 2023
      As indicated, it provides stable shooting with a deviation of less than 1 milliradian.
      ...they generally know what it is!!!! everyone thought INCREDIBLY...what a human shame it would be to say a deviation of a kilometer like that.....they lead a crayfish behind a stone..they throw all sorts of bullshit at the pig snouts
      1. 0
        11 September 2023
        Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
        As indicated, it provides stable shooting with a deviation of less than 1 milliradian.
        ...they generally know what it is!!!! everyone thought INCREDIBLY...what a human shame it would be to say a deviation of a kilometer like that.....they lead a crayfish behind a stone..they throw all sorts of bullshit at the pig snouts

        So in milliradians - this is the standard measure of deviation in the West. In Russia they measure in thousandths, but this is basically the same thing. Learn materiel.
    14. +2
      11 September 2023
      A well-thought-out, highly accurate, modern weapon. It has almost everything to perform the stated task. The complex includes all the main systems for the successful destruction of small air targets. There are enough of them for this caliber. Perhaps there is a missing module for integration into the area's global air defense system. Or do we not know about it? An integrated system with similar installations with similar systems of various calibers, plus missile weapons operating in automatic mode - also an “iron dome”!
    15. -1
      11 September 2023
      In addition to the Cheetahs, there will be a highly effective air defense system to combat large UAVs and cruise missiles, most likely, unfortunately...
    16. 0
      12 September 2023
      I think it’s in vain that many people giggle, it’s not necessary to hit accurately, precision in milliradians is enough, but if you slashed it nearby, at least one fragment will hit the geranium and that’s it, it won’t complete the task. We should make a system of “abandoning the target, redirecting to the source of danger” and diving on this installation... then the Ukrainians themselves would not shoot, let a neighbor shoot at him and fly at him. Or should the body be made of plastic?
    17. 0
      13 September 2023
      The Australian company Electro Optic Systems intends to supply a total of 160 Slinger anti-aircraft systems for the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, designed to combat drones.

      An excellent target for our Lancets.

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