“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.
- 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.
- explained in the company.
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