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Israel’s SpearUAV positions Viper loitering munitions for tactical and strategic functions

27th February 2024 - 22:58 GMT | by Roy Choo


The Viper loitering munitions can be launched from multi-canister launchers mounted on an armoured fighting vehicle to provide sensing and attack capabilities while the crew remain under hatches. (Image: SpearUAV)

SpearUAV’s Viper family of loitering munitions has been developed to provide effects across multiple domains.

Israel-based SpearUAV has been developing its Viper family of loitering munitions to provide launched effects in multi-domain operations. Utilising ‘smart’ capsule launch systems, the quadrotor loitering munitions could operate in the land and maritime domains, supporting missions from observation, kinetic attacks to electronic warfare (EW), according to its manufacturer.

Shephardunderstood that the Viper family, comprising the Viper 40, 300 and 750, has further models in development. These will be built to different dimensions and weight specifications to undertake a range of assignments across the different echelons.

The Viper 40, for example, weighs just 350 grams but could be launched

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Roy Choo


Roy Choo

Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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