Australian counter-UAV tech to aid Ukraine zap Russian drones while sparing its defense budget
With Ukraine battling dozens of incoming, explosive-packed Russian drones assaulting its cities every night, one additional concern in shooting those craft down is the considerable cost to the nation’s financially strapped defense reserves that involves – a pinch an Australian counter-UAV tech producer is now acting to solve.
Based in the suburbs of Australia’s Canberra capital, Electro Optic Systems (EOS) is preparing to ship several of its Slinger counter-UAV systems to Ukraine defense units combatting Russian drones. In addition to their effectiveness in taking out attacking aerial projectiles, those EOS assets will resolve the tangential concern facing Kyiv: the financial strain of neutralizing hundreds of craft that cost tens or thousands of dollars to produce with arms that are often just as expensive – or more so.
EOS Slinger systems shrink that secondary yet – in the longer wartime term – crucial cost factor by lowering the…