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Ukraine to Acquire Mobile Anti-Drone Solution From Teledyne, Kongsberg

Teledyne FLIR Defense has signed a $31-million agreement with Norwegian military solutions developer Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace to provide counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) technology for Ukraine.

The project includes the delivery of the Cerberus XL mobile C-UAS, surveillance systems, associated spares, software, support services, and training.

The agreement is part of Kongsberg’s cooperation with the International Fund for Ukraine, a UK-launched global effort to procure vital capabilities to support the war-torn nation in its defense against Russia.

Cerberus XL incorporates an advanced thermal and visual imaging system with highly sensitive radar sensors to enable quick target location and tracking of enemy drones.

The C-UAS relays the information to Kongsberg’s remote weapons station to neutralize the threats.

Russian Forpost drone
A Russian Forpost UAV crashed in Novopetrivske, Ukraine in August 2014 was identified by serial numbers as belonging to the Russian Armed Forces. Image: Twitter/@askai707

“Teledyne FLIR is proud to partner with Kongsberg in delivering our next-generation Cerberus XL as part of a complete and robust system to protect Ukraine’s warfighters,” Teledyne FLIR Defense Vice President and General Manager Dr. JihFen Lei stated.

“We have a long history of providing state-of-the-art imaging solutions to Kongsberg, and this important joint effort only strengthens our relationship.”

C-UAS and Drone Donations for Ukraine

In August, Teledyne and Kongsberg delivered similar C-UAS capabilities to defend Ukraine.

The separate project included $71 million in anti-drone solutions, including the Cortex Typhon C-UAS, corresponding integrated combat systems, and radar and surveillance platforms, and the Protector RS6 remote weapon station.

Last year, Norway and the UK announced the acquisition of Black Hornet micro-drones for Ukraine.

The fleet features ultra-low noise and light weight for covert target identification and reconnaissance missions on battlefields without GPS.

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