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Singapore Airshow 2018: Soldier system pushes the boundaries (video)

7th February 2018 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore

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ST Kinetics showed its armed Stinger UAV, part of its advanced soldier system, at Singapore Airshow 2018. Far from being a conventional UCAV, this is essentially a double quadrotor UAV that mounts a 5.56mm Ultramax light machine gun.

Indeed, manned-unmanned teaming was the most obvious new element of a soldier system being developed partly in conjunction with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). As well as the Stinger, a small tracked and weaponised UGV and micro-UAVs are available for use by soldiers.

The Stinger uses the ST Kinetics’ Ultramax weapon on a gimbal mount because of its relatively low recoil forces,

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