CAPTION: Slinger by EOS. Image supplied.
Slinger incorporates a radar, 30mm cannon with specifically designed ammunition, and EOS’ proprietary stabilisation and pointing technology for counter-drone operations.
It can track and discriminately engage moving drones at a range of more than 800 metres, with unique ammunition making it suitable for use in built-up environments.
Assistant Minister for Defence Matt Thistlethwaite, who officially launched the innovative local technology, said he continued to be impressed by the world-leading capability of Australia’s defence industry.
Executive Vice President of EOS Defence Systems Matt Jones said EOS was excited to launch the Slinger in response to growing international demand for advanced counter-drone technologies.
“This is a big day for Australia”, said Mr Jones.
“Slinger is a cutting-edge capability that demonstrates Australian innovation can lead the world in response to global security needs.
“We have applied hard-won lessons from battlefields, including Ukraine, to our Slinger system, ensuring it will give real edge to those looking to hit back against the growing threat of drones.”
Slinger has been designed and developed in Australia specifically for export markets, with a focus on addressing contemporary and emerging threats based on lessons learned in recent conflicts, such as Ukraine.
EOS is Australia’s largest sovereign defence industry exporter and a provider of advanced military technology to the Australian Defence Force, employing approximately 300 staff across Australia, with more than 100 Australian companies in its supply chain.