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Mwari design evolves to combat MALE UAVs

9th March 2022 - 20:36 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Riyadh

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Mwari has been reconfigured to enable attacks on MALE UAVs. (Image: Paramount Group)

Paramount claims a new configuration of its Mwari light combat aircraft is capable of intercepting drones flying at up to 30,000ft.

Paramount Group claims that it has added a C-UAS capability to its Mwari turboprop ISR and light combat aircraft, particularly for the effective engagement of MALE UAVs.

In its new configuration, Mwari can intercept UAVs at altitudes of 20,000-30,000ft. This would enable the aircraft to employ the kind of tactics previously only within reach of sophisticated and expensive ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems or fighter aircraft.

Paramount CEO Steve Griessel said that Mwari is stepping into a ‘paradigm’ in which ‘prohibitive costs have restricted anti-drone systems targeting MALE drone threats’.

According to Paramount, Mwari can loiter at a minimum speed

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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