Singapore will equip the drones with small arms

By: Anton Melnik | 15.03.2018, 04:53
Singapore will equip the drones with small arms

Singapore's ST Kinetics will develop a four-beam Stoker octopter. The received wunderwaffe is planned to be used for military and police needs.

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The very idea of ​​arming the drone is not new, the greatest success in this field has so far been achieved by the Israeli company Duke Robotics, with its combat multi-copter TIKAD, the latest version of which is capable of carrying any weapon weighing up to 10 kg. The Singaporeans decided to keep up with their Israeli counterparts and plan to install on the drone Stinger the Ultimax 100 machine gun weighing 4.9 kg (without a store), which, incidentally, produces the same ST Kinetics. In addition, the novelty will be equipped with a thermal imager, a high-definition video camera, a battery designed for half an hour of autonomous operation, and a special suspension system that also acts as a recoil compensator.

The first prototypes of the combat dronis ST Kinetics will be presented before the end of 2019.

Source: ST Kinetics