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Ukraine to receive new type of counter drone system [UPDATED]

30th August 2023 - 11:16 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Ukraine is set to receive a new CUAS capability from Kongsberg. (Image: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg is to deliver the Cortex Typhon CUAS through the International Fund for Ukraine (IFU). The systems will provide essential aerial threat protection capabilities, enhancing Ukraine's ability to combat UAVs such as Shahen 136.

The contract is worth £56 million ($71 million) and consists of several Cortex Typhon systems, developed to counter a wide range of UAVs with solutions to either physically harm or otherwise disable the aerial threat.

The Cortex Typhon is based on field-proven software and hardware from Teledyne FLIR and Kongsberg, including a surveillance system and Kongsberg remote weapon station (RWS) and the Cortex integrated combat solution. As part of the delivery, the Norwegian government has donated Dingo 2 mine-protected vehicles, Kongsberg RWS and weapons.

On 29 August, Teledyne FLIR announced it had signed a contract with Kongsberg valued at roughly $31 million to provide its Cerberus XL mobile C-UAS system as part of a total C-UAS solution for Ukraine. The agreement includes delivery of the surveillance platforms as well as software, spares, support and training.

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The IFU was established by the UK and international partners to identify and procure critical capabilities and deliver them quickly to Ukraine. Norway and the UK are among many nations that have contributed to the fund.

The fund consists of hundreds of millions of Euros designed to be used to directly purchase weapons to support Ukraine in its war against invading Russian forces. By direct purchase it is intended to ensure weapons arrive in the field quickly.

Other weapons and systems to purchased under IFU include the Storm Shadow air-launched cruise missile and Black Hornet nano-UAS.

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